ASN Morning Read: Sunshine States Gets Shine
Orlando's new soccer stadium will play host to a World Cup qualifier in October—the first time the team has played in Orlando since a friendly in 1998. Also, things look good for the North American World Cup bid.
BY Jesse Yomtov Posted
May 09, 2017
May 09, 2017
- U.S. Soccer announced Orlando City Stadium as the host of the Oct. 6 World Cup qualifier against Panama, the final home qualifier. This will be only the second World Cup qualifier played in Florida since 1980.
- Thursday’s FIFA Congress vote is expected to go in favor of the United States-Mexico-Canada World Cup bid. If it passes, the North American contingent would have until March 2018 to meet all the requirements and in June 2018, the Congress would formally approve the 2026 World Cup hosts.
- NSWL managing director Amanda Duffy offered her thoughts on a number of issues, including Mallory Pugh, possible expansion, improving standards throughout the league, and the search for a new commissioner.
- Fun story about a D.C.-area couple and their love for Bayern Munich: “Hearing her chant with the crowd after each goal reassured me that I had finally converted a beautiful woman into a fan of the most beautiful club in the world.”