The US is run by money. It has high GDP which means everything is driven by money, High GDP is not a warranty of money, but it is a requirement that everything wants to survive on this land, has to turn into an industry, a revenue generator. The current business model for Sudirman cup is pathetic. Players play for nothing. No prize at all. The local organization has to give hundreds of thousand dollars to IBF to get the authorization to run the Sudirman. Then how the local organization run their cash flow? Not from fans! not from tickets! not from TV broadcasting! But from the associations all over the world to send their players, coaches, and journalists to the tournaments. There are almost 600 players, and totally probably 1,000 people pouring in Glasgow for the event (for example China sends 17 players, but more than 30 people in their team, and 23 journalists makes the total headcount to nearly 60). Assume each person spends $200 per day in Glasgow, then 7 days will give Glasgow 1.4 million dollars revenue. This is the business model for Sudirman cup. It is pathetic, it is the exact reason why Sudirman were mostly held in Europe. Simply because this model only works in Europe. The Sudirman in China will be running another business model. Back the question how and when will the US win the Sudirman cup? The US cannot produce top players because there is simply no market yet. No body can see how to generate positive cash flow if investing money on training badminton players in the US. As most country, the US badminton association can get some small money for the tournaments expenses and training, but the US cannot afford to invest money for creating the top players to win the untouchable national "glory". So if the US had hijacked Lin Dan and other top players. the US will use him to sell rackets and shoes in south east Asia instead of playing Sudirman. Top players will be more active in commercial tournaments. If a large amount of fans were built up in the US, then the players could survive by just playing professional badminton, there would be more commercial tournaments with higher prize. With larger amount of fans, sponsors, and top level players, the US will not win Sudirman, instead, those IBF events, such as Sudirman, Thomas, World Champs would be contained, merged, even demolished. So, currently the US cannot win Sudirman, if someday, it could win, then there would be the end of Sudirman. Thank the US for not good in badminton, so we still have Sudirman.