This is a good discussion. If I could chime in:
Not even two years ago I thought that soccer was the wackest sport in the world. Didn't know anything about it, just "knew" it was boring. That's what's going through the minds of so many people here. I think soccer just isn't athletic enough, in the sense that you have those like Messi, who looks like a guy off the street, completely dominate the game. Save for maybe baseball, the best players in our sports are freaks (notable exception Steph Curry). It's in our heritage to want something bigger, faster, stronger, than the rest, it's why we do so well in the Olympics. Soccer is a sport you have to appreciate as an art form, that skill is way more important than athleticism, although it is a nice bonus. I think soccer will really get on within the next 50 years tho, because I really see the NFL and MLB decline in popularity. NBA is on the rise, but MLS and soccer in general will supersede those two when the time comes.
Edit: btw anyone, are the kits cheaper to get at the stadiums? My friend is in London rn and I'm trying to get a jersey if they have it for the low @HEGGSY@rck3sactown