2018 World Cup bid a longshot

February 23, 2007
By Steve Davis
The "pot of gold" factor definitely favors the United States as it mobilizes increasingly ample soccer resources for a World Cup 2018 bid.

But simple historical data suggests that recruiting soccer's quadrennial championship in 2018 will be a tough, uphill slog.

U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati has acknowledged U.S. interest in pursuing a second World Cup, as first reported earlier this week by the Washington Post. ...

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