The US will host the next soccer world cup

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    After this World Cup finishes in about a month, you'll have to wait until 2030 at the very least for the World Cup to be hosted by a country that actually plays soccer.

    Oh, Mexico plays futbol but only has three stadia and will host 10 of the 80 matches.
     
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    I just can’t get excited about World Cup soccer, I try but other than the MSL, I really don’t care.
     
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    There is a professional soccer league in the US and Canada. While not a threat to the NFL, it is certainly growing.

    According to what I found online, the total attendance for MLS in 2000 was a shade over 2 million. In 2016 it had reached 7 million for 23 teams. In fact, more people in the US attended a MLS game than attended either NBA or NHL.

    Atlanta United has had 3 games in the last 2 years that sold more than 70k tickets.
     
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    Two things I take from this. First they wanted a country (or countries) with the infrastructure to handle the World Cup with zero need for any additional construction.

    Second, This gives lie to the whole "They will deny us the World Cup because of Trump" narrative that was going around a month or so ago.
     
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    It is a growing sport, and the US has plenty of fan base for it to grow without impacting the other sports.

    The one gripe you get from a lot of the more hardcore fans though is the lack of promotion/relegation with the lower levels of play, but that won't fly in the US (or even Canada for that matter).

    We run fixed leagues here, and that isn't going to change.
     
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    We all know that Obama made this all possible.
     
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    Maybe you should realize America, Canada and Mexico has a major Futbol fan base and Women Futbol is big in America along with the growing support for men Futbol.

    It amazes me how many like you live in this closed off world and believe Futbol is not popular in America or Canada...

    Sure it does not rank up there with NFL Football or MLB Baseball as of yet but it is growing...

    Houston might be one of the Cities that might host which would be great for the city seeing it has a Futbol team...

    My bet is you are more upset that it has happen while Trump is President and not when Obama was President...
     
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    My reaction - who cares?
     
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    That doesn't mean the US plays soccer. It means it's playing in the US.
     
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    Actually in 2026 it does, because it will be the host country, at least the primary one.

    Will Mexico and Canada get automatic bids as well? With the expanded field I would think they could swing it.

    Mexico should be able to get in on their own, but it would be a boost to Canada, that's for sure.
     

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