• Along with England, opportunity and consequences beckon for USA
    A decent draw means the USA can and must advance, even though as Landon Donovan said in a conference call shortly after the draw, "any time now that we don't advance, we're going to be disappointed."
  • England's 'lightweight' bid
    Concacaf president Jack Warner, who serves on the FIFA executive committee as one of its eight vice presidents, certainly doesn't mince his words. Speaking at the Leaders in Football on Tuesday, Warner stole the show with his comments critical of the England World Cup 2018/2022 bid committee.
  • The Governator signs on
    When it comes to folks who carry weight abroad, few American political figures can match Arnold Schwarzenegger, California's Austrian-born governor who joined the board of directors of the USA Bid Committee seeking to bring the World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022.
  • USA has plenty of choices for World Cup
    Most of the 11 bidders for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup will be happy to show FIFA in concrete or on paper the minimum of 12 stadiums seating 40,000 or more fans. The USA Bid Committee has set the minimum capacity at 50,000 seats and come up with 70 stadiums it has targeted in the initial step of outlining the bid process and criteria for venue selection for public officials and stadium operators.
  • World Cup 2018/2022 Bid Report
    Long before American soccer had celebrity fans like Drew Carey, Spike Lee or Kobe Bryant, there was Dr. Henry Kissinger. Long before it was fashionable to follow soccer, Kissinger was America's most famous soccer fan. His appointment to the USA Bid Committee marks the third time in the last quarter century he has been involved in a U.S. effort.
  • World Cup 2018/2022 Bid Report
    U.S. STADIUMS. Concacaf's decision to play the 2009 Gold Cup in 13 different U.S. cities over 13 dates is an ambitious undertaking -- it's a record for a continental championship and one less than Spain 1982's World Cup record for a single host -- but it says a lot about the availability of U.S. stadiums for its World Cup 2018/2022 bid effort.
  • World Cup 2018/2022 bid report
    The war of words over Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohammed Bin Hammam's seat on the FIFA executive committee reached a new level when the Korea Football Association threatened to file a complaint about Bin Hammam with FIFA after he said he was ready to cut off the head of Cho Jung-Yeon, the KFA president. The KFA is leading a campaign to back Bahrain's Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa in his bid to unseat Bin Hammam on FIFA's executive committee.
  • World Cup 2018/2022 bid report
    (Soccer America debuts ongoing coverage of the 2018/2022 World Cup bid process with the return of its World Cup Watch e-newsletter. Let us know your thoughts on the possibilities of the World Cup returning to the United States.)