You're not Walter. But, unfortunately, I have zero interest in our own (considered the best in the world) football leagues and only very limited interest in international football.
Because my GF is more interested than I (maybe more patriotic?), she requested I sit down one evening and watch the first England (vs Italy) match with her. Cynically, I predicted a 2-1 result to Italy > England. I didn't think we would be "destroyed", but just a little outclassed. And we were, unfortunately.
I know that the England vs Uruguay match was on last night. I had a mate around, so I caught a glimpse of the pre-kick off build up, whilst preparing pizza for dinner. I said to my mate "It'll probably be 2-1 to Uruguay". Ermmm. Anyway.
England have a decent football team, but in the grand scheme of things, we're just not in the same league as the main Euro teams (Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Netherlands - regardless of Spain's surprise knockout btw) and certainly not in the league of the primary SA teams (Brazil, Argentina... Uruguay etc).
The problem we have, specifically in our country, due to Football being our primary, major national sport, is managing expectation.
We have this massive football league of varying divisions, with Premier League teams hailing from Manchester (United & City), Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool etc. All of our England team members play across most of these teams here in England. However...
A lot of these teams are successful due to the influx of international talents from all over the world, of which they too, will be attending the World Cup for their own country's benefit. Take England vs Italy. One of the goals against us was scored by Mario Ballotelli, formerly of Manchester City fame - one of T H E biggest teams in English Football. I'm sure the England fans loved that. England vs Uruguay: both goals against England scored by Luis Suarez of Liverpool. Another big English team. Again, I'm sure England fans enjoyed that too.
Anyway, glad to hear that the US are holding their own. Maybe David Beckham's influence over at LA Galaxy may have helped? I wouldn't really know