In the USA, soccer has always been a secundary sport, behind basketball, baseball, football, and ice hockey, for example. But in the last few years it has become more and more popular amog American people, and the MLS ( Major League Soccer ) is becoming a more atractive destiny for many players.
In what refers to their national team, in the male section, they have been in many World Cups and performing very well, and this year they are expected to have such a successful role in Brazil, lead by their best player, Landon Donovan.
But where they are for sure one of three best teams in the World, is in the female national team. These female section has won twice the female FIFA World Cup, in 1991 and 1999, and has won 4 Olimpic gold medals. And nowadays it is at the top of the ranking.
Soccer is becoming more and more important in the USA, soon, they will be at the top for sure.