ASN Morning Read: All Aboard the Fast Track
Sunil Gulati inches closer to his World Cup; Is a visit to the White House the next step on the tour?; United States vs. Mexico gets a kickoff time, so mark your calendars now.
BY Noah Davsi Posted
May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017
And there it is, as expected: FIFA Congress approves fast-track plan for awarding 2026 World Cup hosting rights. US-led bid clear favorite.— Sam Borden (@SamBorden) May 11, 2017
- Sure: "Now that the United States-led bid to bring the 2026 World Cup to North America is well established as the prohibitive favorite, bid organizers are making plans to keep on rolling.The next big step? A trip to the White House.With persistent questions about how President Trump's proposed border wall might affect a partnership between U.S. Soccer and the Mexican federation, as well as the need to show FIFA full government support, leaders of the bid are hoping to arrange a meeting -- and photo opportunity -- with the president within the next month or two, officials with knowledge of the plans told ESPN."
- But will it get him a call to the United States squad?
- Good to know the kickoff time:
- Australia, Brazil, and Japan will join the United States women's national team for a four-team tournament on the West Coast in late July-early August.