Did Major League Soccer Hurt America’s Chance of Hosting 2022 World Cup?

Ever since FIFA awarded Qatar the right to host the 2022 World Cup, the nation has made the inevitable leap from grief to pointing the finger and creating United States Soccer Federation guilt by association.

Soccer purists have seen this as a golden opportunity to, once again, point out the flaws of Major League Soccer, claiming it could have even ruined the United States' chance to bring the World Cup back across the Atlantic.

Breaking it down, the only eminent flaws with American soccer (that FIFA has pointed out) have been the ways MLS is structured and how it consistently refuses to abide to FIFA's guidelines.

Though MLS takes a conservative approach in keeping everyone financially stable and maintaining parity, it is likely that type of organization has caused passive-aggressive action from FIFA.

Simply, FIFA is telling the USSF to abide by their rules, which is met by collective unwillingness from the MLS and USSF.

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