Sure. Just as long as everyone realizes that such is an argument from history, not the canonical tradition.
Actually, the argument for the EP is not canonical tradition either - we aren't barbarians, and we aren't in Thrace, Pontus or Asia.
I'll grant you the WR Rite part, but there are Ukrainians and Rusyns under Constantinople in this country. There's also the Exarchate in Western Europe which is Great Russian and under Constantinople.
However, the Exarchate in Europe has a policy of Hellenizing/de-Russification. It has caused great controversy. Also, the ACROD and Ukrainians are not the same as the Russian tradition. In fact, I commune with the Ukrainians here sometimes - their liturgy is *not* Russian, but very different in many ways. The Greeks did that Hellenizing in Indonesia, Korea, the Phillipines - hence those local churches now being under the Russian Church, their laity and clergy being pushed out.
I don't necessarily agree with the bloated statistics either for jurisdictions in America - I do not believe there is any solid evidence for jurisdictions under the EP to have the majority in America.
As for Greeks in America - New Smyrna was not Orthodox, but Greek Catholic Uniate. The first Greek church was actually in the Confederate States of America in the 1860s - that doesn't make a canonical tradition. There were already Russian Orthodox bishops over US territory at the time. And, the truth remains - America is the pre-Schism canonical territory of the Western Patriarchate of Rome, and since that see remains vacant for the Orthodox... the Americas are territory to be restored, not cannibalized.
Ok, build further on your opinion.
First off, what is an American Orthodox Church?
To begin with - it would have to be American, and not in the 'ideological political' sense of those who try to reduce America to 'a nation of immigrants' (which is hogwash, the immigrants came to a country already established by the pioneers, founders, settlers.) To put it simply, until you have an Anglo church, you won't have an American church (Anglo in America means all English speaking people of American culture - whether they are British, German, Irish, French, Italian, Polish, Czech, Scandinavian, Portuguese, Spanish, Native American or African, etc.) Rather, what we have is a Greek Church in America, Russian Church in America, Ukrainian Church in America, Arab Church in America - for the most part all very much outside of the culture, though their members may have citizenship, all very much minorities, all very much lacking in influence. There won't be an American Orthodox Church until Orthodox truly love America, and Americans (yes, Anglos) enough that Americans may readily become Orthodox. That means loving our children, loving our heritage, our culture, our history - and coming out of denial about the significance of the same. We Americans *are* of Western Orthodox Catholic origin, on a canonical territory of our own Patriarchate which sadly is separated from the Church by schism, heresy, and else. And the sad fact is - only the Russian and Antiochian churches have done anything to show they can treat American/Western society with respect. The EP, sadly, has yet to offer anything but hostility, rejection, and glorification of Hellenism - and that isn't pastoral.
So, that's why in my opinion - it ain't going to happen, and we aren't interested in making the EP the next infallible Pope; we already tried that a millenium ago, and see where it got us? It won't happen as a small hodge-podge of Eastern ethnic diocese, nor as a deracinated mission based on an ideological/political revisionist definition of 'American' (ie, the OCA way.) Bottom line - us Americans won't buy it, and no Americans, no American Church.