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ASN Morning Read: Let's Bid for the World Cup

But enough about that. Let's talk about how a young American star can't take his luxury car overseas, and why that's a gosh darn shame. Life can be so unfair sometimes, you know?
BY noah davis Posted
May 11, 2016
9:00 AM
  • [Insert your bribe joke here]: "The United States, which hosted the World Cup in 1994, is expected to eagerly bid for the 2026 tournament. Under FIFA’s current continental rotation system, the 2026 host most likely would come from Concacaf, the region encompassing North and Central America and the Caribbean. In addition to the United States, Mexico and Canada have also said they plan to bid. England has also expressed interest in hosting another World Cup, and Australia and New Zealand have discussed a joint bid. But with Russia (Europe) and Qatar (Asia) hosting the next two tournaments, FIFA would need to abandon its rotation system for either to be eligible. Under that system, confederations are barred from hosting if they have hosted either of the previous two World Cups. After the strategy questions are put to rest this year, the more formal bidding process will take place in the second phase, from June 2017 to December 2018. FIFA will use the year after that to evaluate the bids, through February 2020. The vote for the host will take place in May 2020."

  • This story, about how Perry Kitchen can't bring the Lamborghini he won to Scotland, is my favorite thing in quite some time. 

  • Will U.S. Fringe Players Get a Shot Against Puerto Rico?

  • Excited about Herc: "John Strong and former U.S. goalie Brad Friedel will be the lead announcing team for Fox's coverage of the Centennial Copa America this summer. Fox announced Tuesday that JP Dellacamera, Justin Kutcher and Mark Followill will be the other play-by-play announcers. The analysts are Stuart Holden, Cobi Jones and Herculez Gomez, all former U.S. World Cup players."

  • Here's Alex Morgan talking about turf and other things. 

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