FIFA Entertaining Thoughts of a WC 2010 in the US

FIFA Entertaining Thoughts of a WC 2010 in the US

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 30, 2007

Something that I hadn’t heard in a long while about the next World Cup, FIFA president Sepp Blatter is entertaining the idea of moving the World Cup to the US in 2010 if South Africa isn’t ready. He didn’t say the African host was going to be unable to host or be ready for the Cup in time but he did mention that there are a few countries like the US who could be ready at a moments notice.

I had heard in the past when FIFA granted South Africa the Cup for 2010 that the US would be a leading candidate to host the Cup if they weren’t ready in time.

The question at hand are now, does the US rather host this Cup or be blessed with the Cup down the road in 2018 like we all assume we can be? Believe me, as much as I would love to see the Cup back here in three years, I kind of want to be granted a host site without it being placed on us because a country cannot live up to their end of the deal for hosting. Next question on my mind, is FIFA using this as a scapegoat so they can put a Cup back on European soil in 2018? There had been talks that the US would have trouble getting the Cup in 2018 because FIFA is possibly doing away with the current rotation system.

What do you all think? 2010? 2018? Hell for fun…2014? Which one works best for the US?