US Host Cities for World Cup 2018/22 Bid

The US finalized its list of bid cities a couple weeks ago. Dallas, Philly, and Houston all made the cut. Hard to think how Dallas couldn’t with the new, ever-soccer-friendly Cowboys Stadium. Surprise omissions include Chicago and San Francisco.

Here’s the map of what spots will comprise the USA bid for World Cup 2018/22:

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More info at GoUSAbid.com.

Soccer Weather and the Future of Football Stadiums

It started out as a beautiful day, but by halftime the lightning was cracking and the rain coming down … (kinda like the Chelsea vs. Club America game was going, actually). The extra-wet smoke-break at Cowboys stafium gives Sangyfarha a chance to analyze how weather plays into the 21st Century version of the beautiful game. Guess what – not only will the World Cup be looking at monster American football stadiums like these, but so will the European football leagues, Sang says.