Jurgen is the man... I think soccer popularity is high right now but it will die down. Why? Because 1) Americans love sports we invented (Basketball, Baseball and Football) and don't love sports we didn't invent (soccer and hockey) and 2) because the next two World Cups will be played in Russia and Qatar in time zones that will mean the games will air around 2am here in the states.
That doesn't make for a successful 2018 and 2022 as it relates to American popularity.
I was one of those football players that though soccer players were pussies but I love the game now. Jurgen is working this team and pushing kids to play in Europe. The more players we have develop in the European leagues the better we will be in the long run. If the US gets the 2026 World Cup and continues to develop their young talent that would be an epic tournament.