USSF Posting World Cup Bids

USSF Posting World Cup Bids

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On January 29, 2009
  • 2 Comments
  • World Cup 2018, World Cup 2022, World Cup bids

US Soccer president Sunil Gulati has scheduled a conference call for Monday to announce US Soccer’s bid intentions for the upcoming FIFA World Cups. He will reveal which World Cup U.S. Soccer will make a bid for (2018 and/or 2022).

The USSF is set to bid on both World Cups. The US has been considered a heavy contender for each Cup but could have a stronger chance at getting the 2022 Cup rather than the 2018 Cup due to some pressure from FIFA to put another World Cup in Europe then.

Either way I would imagine the US will get the World Cup in one of those two years. The amount of quality stadium, not to mention large stadiums are already or will be in place by then.

We will see. What do you make of the US’s chances here? Should they hold off and wait to get the 2022 bid or push for the 2018 bid even though its a tough field of bids.

  • Steve

    The 2018 world cup world be preferable to give another surge to the popularity of soccer in the us. Also, why should Europe get the tournament every 2 tournaments? i know that they will not have hosted the WC since 2006 if this is the case, but Europe would like to host every other tournament.<br />
    I would like to see Qatar and Australia host the cups personally. Australia and the surrounding areas could use a boost in soccer also as could the middle east. Also, with all the oil money that the middle east is spending, they could put on quite a good tournament.

  • Steve

    The 2018 world cup world be preferable to give another surge to the popularity of soccer in the us. Also, why should Europe get the tournament every 2 tournaments? i know that they will not have hosted the WC since 2006 if this is the case, but Europe would like to host every other tournament.
    I would like to see Qatar and Australia host the cups personally. Australia and the surrounding areas could use a boost in soccer also as could the middle east. Also, with all the oil money that the middle east is spending, they could put on quite a good tournament.