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US World Cup Soccer Bid for 2018 or 2022: TV Commercial

The US World Cup Bid organization has released a television commercial to increase awareness about trying to bring the World Cup back to the United States in either 2018 or 2022.

While Russia is the frontrunner for the 2018 World Cup, there’s still a chance that the US may get it. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to sign the petition at the website listed below and ask your friends to do the same.

Visit the website for the 2018 or 2022 US World Cup bid.

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0 Responses to US World Cup Soccer Bid for 2018 or 2022: TV Commercial

  1. Charles says:

    Sweet, I made the video !!!
    Representing for MLStalk.com !

    I assumed the England was the favorite for second time in 2018.

    That would be awesome if we get a second world cup joining, Mexico, Italy, Germany, Brazil and France. Maybe a little odd to get it before winners England and Argentina, but I guess money talks.

  2. sergio lima says:

    Please, leave the sport for those who really treat the sport as a first class sport. America has no respect for football or maybe has no time for it, the one they call soccer, it has no tradition in it and the last time USA hosted it was criticized all over the world, the only good thing everybody liked in 94 was the American people. The American people are wonderful but let’s first give a chance for those who really love the game deeply, for those who bring something to the game, for those capable of producing talent to the game for investing in it. Maybe Americans will understand the game and be better at it in another twenty or thirty years, meanwhile, go now visit Brazil, Argentina, England, Germany, Russia, France, Italy, Portugal, and watch what the children are painting on the streets.Go and see the energy those countries are living now only few days before the opening game in South Africa and then you will realize you don’t deserve to host the biggest tournament on the biggest sport in the world. There will be children crying al over the world because their national team won’t make to the finals.You might get it someday and I really believe you will, but not so soon. Just a little bit of extra data for you, 75% of every single piece of tv and radio publicity in Brazil had been, for the last 40 days talking somehow about the world cup in South Africa. How many here? NONE! Why? Because the American people don’t care. Love you guys and love USA more than you can imagine. My daughter is an American citizen and I am proud of that. But the truth is the truth. Football is football and will always be football all over the world but here where is only the girls game.

    • Tim says:

      And people call Americans ignorant.

      • SERGIO LIMA says:

        Americans are not ignorant. But some of them just can’t stand the truth.

        • SERGIO LIMA says:

          Please, Tim, how can you make a case in favor of USA as a SOCCER host nation again? Do you know that American billiard and bowling players make more money than most of the American soccer players playing in us? This has nothing to do with the country. It is just a matter of culture and other nations’ gigantic love for the game. Just that.

          • Jay says:

            So because the USA doesn’t have 300 million people crying in the streets because of a WC defeat means they shouldn’t be allowed to host this event? Is that really your strongest argument? The USA may not be football crazy like England or Brazil, but their national team is top 20 in the world and very much respectable.

          • Charles says:

            Billiards and bowling have 300-400 people averaging 100k for salary. Wrong, just plain wrong. Don’t skew statistics to make points please.

          • SERGIO LIMA says:

            Hey Jay, you are right, top 20, so let’s have the other 19 nations host the big game before coming back here. And that wasn’t my only argument.

          • SERGIO LIMA says:

            Charles, who is averaging 100k?

  3. Charles says:

    Sergio,
    I don’t disagree with some of what you say, but it doesn’t equate to not having the tourney here.
    Please look at the attendance figures for every World Cup tourney, in every way the 1994 World Cup in the land of “no respect’ was the most successful. Percentage and total numbers were beyond belief. 2018 or 2022 will be the same. Add on the fact that FIFA needs the US dollars and the only question is when the US will be the first country to host a third time.

    • SERGIO LIMA says:

      It is not only attendance that decides the host nation. And FIFA doesn’t need US dollars. FIFA makes money no matter what.

  4. Steve M says:

    Sergio, the game is growing. To say Americans dont care is not true. in a span of 15 years soccer has gained a lot of popularity. not just for girls or kids. You forget the United States has always been a nation of immigrants. back in the days when many Europeans came over and brought the game with them, to now with many coming from S. America. Its always been here. the passion is not the same as in other countries, but it doesnt mean the USA dont deserve to host it. Japan and Korea are not soccer-crazy, yet in 2002 they did just fine. its the “World” Cup. It is not fair for FIFA to only grant a select few the privilege to host the tournament. You want the game to grow and be truly global? then dont shut out most of N. America. Canada isnt a soccer nation either, but they will also benefit if their neighboring country hosts the WC.

    In addition, John Harkes(?) commentating on the USA-Turkey game, said something about how when he was in the US national team that qualified for WC 1990–their last game in the US before leaving for Italy, he said around 6,000 ppl showed up to watch them. Now? 50,000 loud fans enjoyed watching a friendly in Philadelphia before they leave for S. Africa.

    Dont tell me Americans dont care.

    • SERGIO LIMA says:

      Listen, there is no doubt in my mind that the game is growing but can you compare with the NFL? OK. Other countries treat soccer like their NFL. I would love to see a strong American team playing, but, there is no base. Nobody is building a base to produce great players. Look at the MLS tv rating. You will see the world cup tv ratings. They will be smaller than the Kentucky derby or something like that. I understand the passion for the sport by some, but FIFA is a world entity and can’t see the world of soccer through American perspective. And by the way, In Japan and Korea soccer is way bigger than here. And it is important to let you know that I was personally in favor of the first world cup here in 94 like I am for potentially soccer development countries. I am just against the second one so soon.

      • Steve Muñoz says:

        My biggest issue with you is saying Americans dont care. I made my point. Just because other sports are more popular here, doesn’t mean we dont care. I can go into further detail as to why there is “no base”. but im feeling too lazy to type much. soccer in Japan/Korea might be a bit more popular than the US, i don’t know, but they’re still not soccer-crazy nations, by no means.

        • SERGIO LIMA says:

          Sorry, Munoz. I did not mean to hurt the ones who love and care about soccer. But, the world have a big issue with the Americans for not having the strengt to change the name of the game to football and change the other one to American football like it is all over the world. I know that people who cares about soccer here does it with love and passion, but the numbers are not big enough. You can’t argue against numbers. People are not watching MLS games in big numbers. Because the product is not so great and because there are other tournaments to watch from real soccer nations. I see a lot of work being done and I really appreciate what everybody who is involved with the sport is doing, but is not enough to bring the world cup again. By the way, Japanese people love their soccer teams and they are soccer crazy. I have been there and I live here, believe me. A friend just left to Brazil after spending one week here and his main concern was the unbelievable lack of attention for the world cup. So, it is easy for the proud American soccer fan to get angry when other people say they don’t care, but it is the truth, most of the Americans don’t even know that we will have a world cup, probably eighty percent don’t know.

        • SERGIO LIMA says:

          By the way, talking about numbers again. Only 0.15 % of the American population signed the petition for the world cup.

          • Steve Muñoz says:

            I never understood people that have so much trouble in the name “soccer”. Its all semantics. Other countries also call it soccer. Italians call it Calcio. So what? the sport is still the same. In spanish i call it “futbol”, in english “soccer”. I was born and raised in the US. Its what i got used to calling it but the love for the game still remains.

            80%? where do you come up with these numbers? lol

            MLS is a whole other discussion, but in its 15 years of existence, if im not mistaken, the product has progressed. Since you like looking at numbers–look into that.

            I really hope you’re not judging an entire nation based on a web-site with a petition. Im not some proud American fan getting upset. Its about using logic and debating your arguments. Im also not saying that the US has fully embraced the sport of soccer. Theres still a long way to go and the world knows that. Its nothing new, so your friend’s “concern” is baffling. Theres alot of sports that Americans like. It still doesnt take away from the fact that the US is more than capable of hosting a WC. We have the stadiums, the infrastructure, security and the potential for making a lot of money. FIFA has to take that into consideration. You can’t host an event as important as the WC in a country that loves the sport but dont have the necessary requirements. It makes no business sense.

  5. RODRIGO RODRIGUEZ says:

    i understand sergio lima and his arguments football in the US isnt a religion like it is in any other country in the world like it is to me. I love the game but the US really isnt ready to host another world cup like south africa was not and is not ready but FIFA did it anyway because FIFA usually does this a powerfull country hosts and then they try to get a “third world country” to host and help them out. however sergio is wrong the us is investing in making world class players but they do it to individuals not as a whole thats why the us national teams plays crappy football because they cant stand up to the teams who play to win the us plays to withstand and hope for a haymaker that works but anyways yeah

  6. RODRIGO RODRIGUEZ says:

    oh yeah and jay stop lying to your self the us no where near being top 20 i could name you 30 teams that are at a higher level than the us. I assume you also believe donovan is a world class player….hahahahahahah

  7. Victor says:

    Maybe if soccer would take a break every 5 or 10 minutes to try sell us all the junk we see on TV adds, and turn it into a 3 or 4 hour game, and write down every statistic possible in the game, like most of the other sports in the US, maybe the American public would make it more popular.
    But the world cup should definitely come back to the US

  8. Victor says:

    I think the us is in the top 20 and I think they are proving it in this world cup they just made it the to the second round that should put them in the top 16 in the world, But the way FIFA rates after the top 4 or 5 is by which ever federation in the world makes the most money for the FIFA. I am a fan of Mexican and American soccer,
    The FIFA had Mexico in the top 7 at one point in time and lets be realistic Mexico has never been in the top 7 except when they hosted the world cup both times 1986 and 1970, And when FIFA had them on the top 7 Mexico was not a host nation

  9. Tony says:

    The USA doesn’t deserve the world cup, it’s the single most exciting sporting event in the world and you have no passion for it what so ever, please do not ruin it.

    Also, you last hosted in 94′.. why be so greedy and bid again less than 30 years later, we all know England deserves the world cup since we have better stadiums a better atmosphere and better everything football than you.

    Over & out.

  10. Nay-sayer says:

    No. No. No. Americans are hypocrites, and this whole bidding process will reveal that fact. Right now, Americans are trying to make us deaf crying about a sport they say they “hate”. By December, they will be licking Sepp Blatter’s anus spotlessly clean for the bidding rights. And what do you know, they’ve started spreading rumours of some agreement between Platini and Blatter to ensure the tournament goes to England in 2018. They are disruptionists, and football is not for such people. They’re even going to convert American “football” stadia into football stadia for this World Cup! No, no and a huge no again.

  11. Larry M. says:

    USA should not get any more World Cups or Olympics. This country has had far too many world events and it’s shameful that such a powerful nation is allowed to become a super-power in hosting events also. Give other countries a chance.

    Without making this a debate about immigration and xenophobia, I must say that no nation is less welcoming of foreign visitors than the USA. This alone should prevent any more world events. Only fans from rich industrialized nations can visit the USA with little hassle to watch sports. All others must go through a nightmare process just to follow their team. Unless a special exception is made for ticket holders to visit USA visa-free, no more events should be hosted by USA.

    Lastly, the distances between cities in USA is large and expensive. It’s not easy to follow a team while having to fly cross-country in the USA.

    (P.S. I also don’t think Russia deserves anything nor any country like South Africa/Australia/Brazil that requires dozens of hours and thousands of dollars to reach)

  12. souza says:

    My friends, as a brazilian i’m upset the way some of you are treating this love country USA.
    Let the people there choose what they like or not and don’t try to force them to face football (soccer) as a number 1 sport.
    It’s simple like that. If they like others sports more than football, no problem.
    A few years ago football was nothing for USA. And i was surprised to see the reactions after Donovan scored against Algeria. Pure emotion!
    I’m sure we will recieve a lot of americans here in Brazil in 2014.
    As the time pass, i have no doubt they will produce many world class players like Zidane, Pelé, Maradona and others.
    When this time come, we will see then fighting for the world cup title.
    Good luck to you all americans (and thanks for giving us coca-cola and internet).

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