World

Jacksonville could see 2026 impact from World Cup vote

Jacksonville could see 2026 impact from World Cup vote

The combined North American bid of the United States, Mexico and Canada was awarded the 2026 FIFA World Cup on Wednesday, moving Baltimore one step closer toward possibly hosting a match in the quadrennial soccer competition.

Major League Soccer released the following statement: "The decision to host World Cup 2026 in Canada, Mexico and the United States is a testament to our three nations coming together for the United Bid, and a monumental step in our collective mission to further advance the game of soccer in North America".

That, along with the promise of major revenues from North American sponsors and television networks, was appealing to Federation Internationale de Football Association, an organization that has been beset by global corruption scandals, concerns over exorbitant costs related to previous tournaments, and allegations of widespread labor and human rights abuses around the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

While Portland is known for its tremendous support of soccer, the city doesn't have a stadium that would support the attendance numbers expected for a World Cup game.

The World Cup in 1994 changed everything for the sport and help build a fanbase that grew into what it is today.

The North American bid book published earlier this year proposed the 84,953-capacity MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, just outside New York City for the final.




The 2026 World Cup could turn out to be one of the most significant developments to American soccer in a long time.

The U.S. will host 60 matches, including all games from the quarter-finals through to the final. "So it's great news to hold the FIFA World Cup, but it's already money that was going to be invested and I think that's important".

The former Bayern Munich defender says there have been too many instances to suggest African teams lack the discipline to thrive when they have faced the best sides in the world. Canada has never hosted a men's World Cup, though it was the site of the 2015 Women's World Cup. It will also be played during the 250th anniversary celebrations of the country, founded in 1776. But with the tournament expanding from 32 to 48 teams in 2026, tripling the hosts would not cause as many ripples. Whether FIFA also extends this courtesy to Mexico and Canada - the latter a relative nonentity in global soccer that has qualified for just one World Cup in 1986 - remains to be seen.

She said a joint Canada-USA-Mexico bid will provide challenges, "especially for transportation", she said.

Exterior night view of Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots NFL football team in Foxboro Massachusetts lit up at night.


  • Sony Are Working On New Game+ For God Of War

    Sony Are Working On New Game+ For God Of War

    Unfortunately, the company didn't provide an exact date, so fans should keep an eye out for any announcements from Sony. The New Game+ Mode is now being developed and it's unclear precisely when it's going to be released for God of War .
    Trump confused by Trudeau's 'pushed around' comment: 'We just shook hands!'

    Trump confused by Trudeau's 'pushed around' comment: 'We just shook hands!'

    Donald Trump took offence to that and called Trudeau "very dishonest and weak " on Twitter for his "false statements". Let us know what you think by voting in the poll above and sharing your thoughts in the comment section below.
    PM May faces another day of Brexit compromise in parliament

    PM May faces another day of Brexit compromise in parliament

    Her fellow Conservative backbencher Stephen Hammond said: "Parliament must be able to have its say in a " no deal " situation". Brexit protesters outside Parliament House. "The Government's amendment today provides for a meaningful vote".
  • Courtney Hadwin Receives Golden Buzzer After 'AGT' Audition

    Courtney Hadwin Receives Golden Buzzer After 'AGT' Audition

    And the young talent is no stranger to the limelight of TV, having already stared in the ITV's The Voice Kids past year . Judges said they were impressed by her talent with Judge Simon Cowell said she was like a lion on the stage.
    Disney's Dumbo Remake Trailer Is Moving And Magical

    Disney's Dumbo Remake Trailer Is Moving And Magical

    DeVito and Farrell will be joined by other big-name actors such as Eva Green , Michael Keaton and Alan Arkin . The new trailer includes shots of the circus and even a fleeting glimpse of Dumbo in flight.
    Measure to split California into 3 states qualifies for November ballot

    Measure to split California into 3 states qualifies for November ballot

    A controversial plan to divide California into three states has gotten enough signatures to appear on the ballot in November . News and World report showing California ranked 50th for quality of life, 43rd for fiscal stability and 26th for education.
  • Who won in the Trump-Kim summit?

    Who won in the Trump-Kim summit?

    University student Choi Soo-won, 23, said he has his hopes up as President Trump is an "unpredictable" figure, as is Kim. The top USA diplomat was set to arrive in Seoul later in the day, Yonhap news agency reported .
    Prince George's toy gun sparks outrage

    Prince George's toy gun sparks outrage

    The event marked Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first appearance together following their rumored honeymoon. But the prince and princess were clearly having far too much fun to actually sit down and watch the match.
    Mom shares warning on Facebook after tick bite hospitalizes daughter

    Mom shares warning on Facebook after tick bite hospitalizes daughter

    Paralysis sets in slowly, starting in the legs and spreading into upper body, stopping your breathing if left unchecked. It's more common in children than it is adults! The disease usually starts with fatigue and muscle pains.
  • Trump And Kim Arrive In Singapore For Unprecedented Summit

    Trump And Kim Arrive In Singapore For Unprecedented Summit

    President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un will start their historic summit with a one-on-one session with translators. Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch, said it was imperative that Trump bring up rights issues with Kim.
    Internet fixates on fate of raccoon on side of Minnesota skyscraper

    Internet fixates on fate of raccoon on side of Minnesota skyscraper

    Paul's Town Square building tried to tempt the raccoon down with a long pole, but the critter was having none of it. Of course, Twitter being Twitter , there's already an account for the MPRRaccoon with a sassy, liberal voice.
    Rose McGowan Speaks Out on Anthony Bourdain, Asia Argento's Romance

    Rose McGowan Speaks Out on Anthony Bourdain, Asia Argento's Romance

    Anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts is asked to call the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Bouquets of flowers, heartfelt notes and moving quotes by Bourdain himself adorned the makeshift memorial outside the eatery.