Soccer

2026 World Cup annoucement is like "rocket fuel" for soccer's popularity in America

Posted On: Jun 14, 2018   |   Posted By: Yahoo Sports

Just one day before the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia without a U.S. team in play, American soccer fans still had a reason to rejoice. FIFA, world soccer's governing body, announced Wednesday morning that a combined bid from the U.S., Canada and Mexico had won the hosting rights for the 2026 World Cup. For TV host, podcaster and one-half of the soccer-obsessed "Men In Blazers," Roger Bennett, the news means soccer may finally become of America's favorite sports. He could not be happier about it. 2018 FIFA World Cup: How to watch every team, every game "Think of the World Cup like a giant bar mitzvah which is soccer-themed, to which the whole world is invited and it's coming to these shores.

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