World Cup in U.S.?

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Well boys and girls the U.S. is making a pitch to land the greatest tournament on Earth here in our very own country in 2018 or 2022.

On Tuesday FIFA officials began a six day tour of cities here to assess whether they want the World Cup to be hosted. The cool thing about that is that the majority of the cities they are visiting are within driving distance from us. Cities like New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, and Baltimore are all places that you can make a weekend out of and catch a match or two.

With world class matches going on so close it would be a waste to not go out and catch at least one. Even if it isn’t a game involving the United States. It’s an opportunity that is presented to us very scarcely. And honestly it’s been way too long since we were blessed with the honor to host the Cup.

The last time the U.S. hosted a World Cup was 1994. I was six years old and I don’t remember a damn thing about it (except that the U.S. beat my beloved and favored Colombia in the group stages).

The States deserve to have the chance to host again. We were the number one ticket buyers for the World Cup in South Africa and the television rights to broadcast games here were the highest in the world. Doesn’t that show that Americans are starting to embrace soccer? At least a little bit?

I don’t know about you but I’m keeping my fingers crossed even though they are saying our best shot is for the 2022 tournament. I’ll take it.

From my room,

Julian

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