"The highlights of the bid would be the enormous amount of infrastructure that's already existing in the United States and the flexibility that we have to choose. Other countries are struggling to
meet the minimum requirement."
-- David Downs, executive director of the USA Bid Committee for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. The committee has shipped 1,940 pounds of documents -- 30 five-volume sets of the official bid plus 94 4-inch binders containing contracts and copies -- to FIFA, whose 24-man executive committee will vote on Dec. 2. (AP)