While watching American edition on CNNI tonight I saw the Gallup Pollster doing his usual pitch on American public opinion - this time on the popularity of various sports in America. What caught my attention was that when he started on one of his charts, he mentioned soccer was not an item asked on the pol since "soccer is not so big in America." Of course figure skating made the list of possible sports to choose but soccer could not even be asked. Talk about not being in touch! The game has experienced real growth in America and MLS is making some positive strides to improve the sport's popularity. Of course the US team's success at the World Cup and the popularity of youth soccer can only bode well for the future. Too bad the Gallup Corp is among those who still don't get it.