The MLS academies (pretty much only LA, Dallas, and RBNY) are the only reasons the US has been able to produce good talent in house. Every other good young player has to move overseas for development. With the US not making the WC, MLS will suffer and the talent in the MLS will suffer. A country the size of the US shouldn't have to miss a World Cup for things to change. I love the CCV will get the opportunity but the only people watching the US for the next few years will be people who probably already support a club, rather than new fans.