NEW YORK (June 13, 2018) – The United Bid of Canada, Mexico, and the United States was selected to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ earlier today by the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow. For the first time in history, FIFA’s Member Associations were given the opportunity to vote on the host for the FIFA World Cup™. They did so by a vote of 134 to 65. https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/20...-bid-selected-to-host-the-2026-fifa-world-cup The opening game is supposed to be in Los Angeles and there should be games at the new stadium in Inglewood, Rose Bowl, Coliseum. There is also a good chance the banc of california stadium / LAFC will be the media center. #UNITED2026 Wednesday in Moscow, FIFA awarded the United States (in a joint bid with Canada and Mexico) the right to host the 2026 World Cup. The U.S. will host 60 games. The other two countries 10 each. https://www.yahoo.com/sports/sure-g...ow-primary-focus-needs-winning-134611208.html "We don’t get overexcited about hosting big events. We save that for winning big events. The message for U.S. soccer is simple, even as the game moves far past niche status and irreversibly into the mainstream as a major entity. The way to fully unleash its potential, and, in turn, the national team’s potential, isn’t to nag for media attention but demand it. That means more than just hosting the World Cup. It means winning the World Cup. That won’t happen by 2026. The state of the U.S. men’s national team is so sorry that it failed to even qualify for the 32-team World Cup that kicks off this week in Russia. Winning it all isn’t necessary, though. Winning regularly, advancing and capturing the country’s imagination on a major international stage are vital. Then everyone will talk about you the way they do about the NFL and NBA. That’s the goal. That should be the only goal" I might be in the minority to think that the USA has a chance of winning the 2026 Cup but why not, we have 8 years to get it right! 2026 FIFA World Cup Facts and Figures: Number of Teams: 48 Number of Matches: 80 Number of Players: +1,100 Candidate Host Cites: 23 Proposed Training Sites: 150 Projected Revenue: $14 billion Projected Profit: $11 billion Projected Economic Impact: $5 billion Projected Ticket Sales: 5.8 million Hopefully the 8 years of build up and that projected profits will take us soccer to another level?