Houston’s World Cup Hopes Alive

The City of Houston remains in the running for North America’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup.


There are 23 cities that are vying for the enormous tournament; 17 are in the United States.  Minneapolis recently dropped its bid, and five other US cities were also cut. Chicago also dropped out, despite being home to the US Soccer Federation. Both Chicago and Minneapolis cited the burdensome financial demands from FIFA, the international governing body. 


Under the plan, 60 games would be played in the US, with others spread across Mexico and Canada.  The US would also host all games from the quarterfinals on.


Other US cities include Arlington, Texas; Atlanta, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Denver, East Rutherford, New Jersey; Foxborough, Massachusetts; Inglewood or Pasadena, California; Kansas City, Landover, Maryland; Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Philadelphia, Santa Clara, California; and Seattle. 

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