U.S. men's national team

Despite concerns, U.S. bid for 2018 still strong

October 30, 2009
By Frank Dell'Apa, Special to ESPNsoccernet
The U.S. seemed to be building momentum toward its goal of being awarded the 2018 World Cup. But the USA Bid Committee received a loud wake-up call after Chicago was rejected by the International Olympic Committee early this month.

And, a recent Telegraph story rates Europe ahead of the U.S. for 2018 and noted that Franz Beckenbauer is recommending Australia for 2022.

The Telegraph, naturally, is backing England for 2018. And, the Telegraph displays some flawed reasoning in ...

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