United States Supporters: Please Remember the 1994 FIFA World Cup Bid

The negative reaction of Qatar winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup bid reminds me of when the United States was awarded the '94 FIFA World Cup bid on July 4, 1988.

For those of who were alive and can remember, the United States defeated Brazil and Morocco in order to secure the rights to host the World Cup on American soil.

In 1988, the United States didn't have a professional soccer league because the North American Soccer League no longer existed. And the last time the national team competed in the World Cup was in Brazil for the 1950 World Cup where they played the game of their lives in order to upset the powerful England national team 1-0.

Many in the media criticized FIFA for awarding the World Cup to a nation where soccer wasn't even popular amongst Americans. When FIFA awarded the United States the '94 World Cup, the argument made by the U.S. organizers was that the World Cup belongs to the world and every nation should be given the opportunity...

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