Think of the farthest place away in the universe. Cut that in half and that's where the United States is in terms of finding the right fit for a new direction in the world's most popular sport.
American soccer has the bad habit of finding the wrong guys for the job and continuing the trend in a vacuum without a domestic collective awareness keeping the decision makers in check. If the men's soccer team is putting forth the old college try, I think we're putting forth the wrong college. Viewing American soccer through the eyes of American college football, Alabama or Ohio State would be a good team to put forward to face the world. However, we keep sending out South Dakota State.
Future teams and players will change with time and it is important for the next generations to look back on history, and the players during this current era, and those before, and learn to mend the mistakes of the past.
America's gotten much better, playing with poise in possession. But, the frame of mind is still to rush things, going forward and attacking quickly. The "boring" part of soccer for most fans is one of the most intriguing parts of the game for the majority of seasoned die-hard fans, which is well done possession. It's a skill in and of itself. If the all-important potential American fans get bored with this imperative part of the game, then, unfortunately, we'll never win them over as fans.