Good God this is awful. First of all, the USMNT is ranked 13th out of all the nations on earth. So chill with the condescension. Second of all, you’re basing a lot of this on body type which is so flawed it’s funny. Look at the body type of the top teams. Same as ours. Players who are 7’ tall and/or 250 lbs. aren’t good. People are that size all over the world and you don’t see them in the WC. And I’m not going to argue about how other sports make better athletes because-… Well, I just won’t. It comes down to economics. The multi-billion-dollar sport industries like football, basketball, and baseball recruit, train, and build players at the promise of insane money for the players and clubs. Soccer players here don’t make anything and are all college grads. The world’s top soccer players make money on par with the top American athletes. The only way that will ever happen here is if it gets way more popular and you, sir, aren’t helping with articles like this.