Ahhh that explains the Antillean XI post ha.
It's not so much that Americans don't get football (that's how it's coming across though and it's why I'm getting downvoted), it's more that there are cultural and political differences growing up in the UK (or other European countries) compared to growing up in the States. The biggest difference is that there's no "U-S-A !!" stuff over here, it just doesn't happen. We don't have patriotism forced down our throats from an early age.
And yeah ofc he's had an amazing career, but I can guarantee it hurts him. Look at the way he reacted when they went out this year, or the number of players who say the CL is all they want.