How is 'soccer' developing in the U.S.?

I’ve watched a few MLS games over the summer on ESPN. Been very impressed, the standard is pretty decent and capacity crowds with an excellent atmosphere make a good advertisement.

Is its popularity growing among the yanks and where would it rank with the other major American sports (Basketball, American football, Ice Hockey and Baseball)?

“soccer”, are you implying it’s not real?

I’m a tradionalist mate. I’m not really a fan of the term ‘soccer’, even though I have used it from time to time - I feel quite ashamed in the aftermath.

Here’s hoping soccer never catches on over there, its good to have a few countries where one can ridicule this shitty sport in like minded company.