Given the size of our population, the resources at our disposal and the generally growing interest in the sport, I don't understand how we're seemingly so incredibly far behind everyone, so as to appear like we couldn't even be consistently competitive with even second-tier teams. With that in mind: 1. What do you believe to be the single most important reason that the US soccer establishment is so far behind the rest of the world? Apathy? Less skilled players? Not several reasons - the BIGGEST reason, in your opinion. 2. What's the one BIGGEST change that could be made / occurred that would most greatly work to overcome this greatest weakness? 3. What's the likelihood that the US will ever consistently compete with the upper echelon teams, to legitimately challenge for the World Cup, and when might this be expected to happen (i.e. 10 years, etc.), if ever at all?