Boon expected for U.S. soccer but no sea change as World Cup 2026 co-hosts


(Reuters) – After winning the right to co-host the 2026 World Cup, U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro hailed the victory on Wednesday as a “lightning rod” that will inspire more American children to take up the sport.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino (R) delivers a speech after the presentations of the bids to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup during the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow, Russia June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

“We believe that soccer … will become the preeminent sport in North America and I am not just speaking for the U.S.,” Cordeiro told a conference call after…



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