The USMNT will improve as soon as American defenders stop kicking the ball as hard as they can whenever they get it and attempt to actually play the game of soccer (or football, or futbol, whatever).
I love soccer because it's unpredictable. When you put a bunch of athletic, competitive eccentrics, which soccer so often does, into a small enclosed space, hilarity often ensues. And that's what I love about the18. I get to cover the hilarity.