Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Gulati: USA Not World Cup Backup
Associated Press, July 29th, 2013 1:30PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  fifa, world cup 2014, world cup 2022

MOST COMMENTED

In a wide-ranging press conference ahead of the Gold Cup final, which the U.S. won 1-0 against Panama, U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati revealed that the United States has not been approached about hosting either the 2014 or 2022 World Cups, that the USA is still interested in participating in the 2016 Copa America, and that he is considering running for a third term as president.

Amid suggestions that next summer’s World Cup could be moved due to security issues in Brazil, Gulati said flatly, "Brazil's going to host the World Cup.” When asked how he felt about moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the winter to avoid searing summer temperatures, he said, "I've got multiple perspectives on it. How I end up viewing what happens depends on the items in front of us." Gulati’s opinion matters because he recently won a seat on FIFA’s powerful Executive Committee, which he expects will vote on the issue in October.

He added that the USA and Concacaf are still interested in playing in the 2016 Copa America, but said it’s “absolutely mandatory” that the tournament be included in the international calendar so all the competing countries have access to their best players. As for running for a third term as U.S. Soccer Federation president, he said: "Things are going well. Right now I'd be inclined to do so.''

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Creighton shuts down Jordan Morris    
No. 24 Creighton got goals by freshman Ricky Lopez-Espin and Fabian Herbers to beat No. 13 ...
Redknapp to Sign Two-Year QPR Extension    
Despite losing his first three games of the season, Queens Park Rangers coach Harry Redknapp revealed ...
Hernandez, Juve Agree Personal Terms    
The Corriere dello Sport on Friday reported that Juventus has agreed personal terms with Manchester United ...
Cambiasso Joins Leicester City     
Former Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso on Friday officially joined Premier League club Leicester City. The ...
Fringe Players' Pay Could Derail Man United Transfer Plans    
Following the British record $99 million arrival of Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid, Manchester United ...
Chelsea's Torres Wants AC Milan Move     
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is said to be closing in on a move to AC Milan ...
Report: Gunners Favorite to Sign Falcao on Loan     
ESPN on Thursday reported that AS Monaco has made sought-after striker Radamel Falcao available for a ...
Xabi Alonso Transfer Raises Question Marks in Germany    
Xabi Alonso's 10 million-euro ($13.2 million) transfer from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich has been met ...
Rooney Named England Captain     
Roy Hodgson on Thursday named Wayne Rooney captain of England following the retirement of former captain ...
Van Basten Exhibits 'Severe Symptoms'; Leaves AZ Indefinitely     
Netherlands and AC Milan legend Marco van Basten on Thursday mysteriously left his post as AZ ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives