“In my travels around the world -- from the dirt fields of Lusaka, Zambia, to playgrounds in schools across America -- I’ve seen the transformative power soccer has to bring people
together and transform lives on and off the field. I continue to be impressed with FIFA’s work to promote the game as an agent for positive social change, and I’m proud to represent the
United States in our bid to bring the World Cup tournament back to American soil, allowing us to inspire action and cooperation on an even greater scale.”
-- Former President Bill Clinton on his decision to join the USA Bid Committee as honorary chairman to bring the 2018 or 2022 World Cup back to the United States.