Good breakdown of the FIFA situation and the US's response (or lack thereof) on SI.com:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...in&hpt=hp_bn10
Such is life in world fútbol politics, where U.S. Soccer has held its nose (to say nothing of its tongue) and chosen a position not unlike that of Henry Kissinger and the Nixon administration in the 1970s: supporting a thoroughly distasteful strongman (Blatter) whose policies may well turn out to be in the U.S.' interest.