Archives: World Cup 2018

WATCH Russian Police Sing ‘Get Lucky’ At Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller

The best moment of the 2014 Winter Olympics has already happened today with members of the Russian Police singing and dancing to Daft Punk’s hit Get Lucky The song was sung as part of the opening ceremony to the games, … Continue reading

FOX Sports Opposed to Switching 2022 World Cup to Winter, Says Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX Sports opposes FIFA’s plan to move the 2022 World Cup from the summer to winter, according to a report in Bloomberg. In 2011, FOX agreed to pay FIFA $425 million for the US media rights to the 2018 and … Continue reading

FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia Should Focus On Soccer, Not Politics

Posted on by Jeffrey Poling

The debate on gay marriage — whether it should be legal, whether it is right, whether it is normal, whether it is important — is arguably the biggest of the last year, or maybe longer. It rages on with fundamentalist … Continue reading

World Cup 2018 Gives FIFA an Opportunity to Take a Stand On LGBT

Posted on by Robert O'Connor

With World Cup 2022 dominating opinion columns and threatening to destabilize a competition still nine years away from us, the World Cup has never faced such an uncertain future. With the embers still warm from the fires that accompanied the … Continue reading

Report: UEFA Planning to Adopt MLS Scheduling

Posted on by Robert Hay

Recently we’ve shared that various soccer luminaries such as Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson has advocated a spring-to-fall schedule change in advance of the 2022 World Cup.  Now we find out that UEFA itself is advancing well past the … Continue reading

Will FIFA Bribery Scandal Endanger US Bid?

Posted on by Robert Hay

When the United States dropped its bid for the 2018 World Cup, it was seen as a move to placate FIFA’s desire to have the World Cup held that year in soccer’s birthplace (literally, if England wins the bid).  By … Continue reading

Why the US is a Lock to Host the 2022 World Cup (or Maybe 2018)

Posted on by Eric Altshule

There is some real drama about which European country will host the next World Cup.  Both England and Russia have submitted solid bids, and FIFA is going to have to think very deeply about which country will get to host … Continue reading

World Cup Bid Final Cities Announced (UPDATED)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I’ll have much more later on the final decisions, but the below map courtesy of US Soccer will tell you which cities have been selected. Since yesterday’s announcement of the eighteen World Cup host cities that the US World Cup … Continue reading

World Cup Bid Host Cities Finalist Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

When US Soccer and the US World Cup Bid Committee, launched “The Game is in US” campaign at the beginning of the fall, the 27 potential host cities for World Cup games were asked have petitions signed to show local … Continue reading

Villa and Ardiles Decision: A Lesson for the US Bid

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Both Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardiles spent time with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Villa featured prominently in the 1983 NASL side alongside among others, Brian Kidd, Nene Cubillias and Ray Hudson. Villa was such a hero among Argentine fans, I … Continue reading

The 2010 MLS Season: Fair To The World Cup & Balanced

Posted on by Brian Zygo

A common complaint about Major League Soccer is its failure or unwillingness to observe FIFA International breaks. As recently as this month we have seen MLS matches played at the same time as crucial World Cup Qualifiers involving the United … Continue reading

Does Tuesday’s “Kick Off” Put the US in the 2018 Drivers Seat?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With the ugly scenes outside and within Upton Park now etched in the minds of football fans globally, does this give the US an expected World Cup 2018 boost? Was Tuesday also the fatal day the English FA will look … Continue reading

US World Cup List Trimmed

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Today, the bid committee for USA 2018/2022 cut the number of potential cities to host matches to twenty seven, eliminating eleven cities that had submitted proposals. The eleven eliminated cities are: Birmingham, Cincinnati, Ohio; Fayetteville, Ark ; Knoxville,  Las Vegas,  … Continue reading

US World Cup 2018/2022 Bid Moves Forward

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

US Soccer President Sunil Gulati met the media this afternoon to discuss the potential venues for the 2018/2022 World Cups. 70 venues are currently under consideration Some notes from the press conference: The World Cup bid will based out of … Continue reading

US Bid for 2018 World Cup Strong

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The decision by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) to bid on the 2018 and 2022 World Cups could possibly be seen as a blow to the attempts to coronate England as host of the 2018 event. It’s no small … Continue reading