Chicago out of the running
USSF names 18 cities for 2018 World Cup bid
January 12, 2010
Americans organizers selected 21 stadiums in 18 metropolitan areas to submit in their bid book to FIFA in May.
Also left off was San Francisco, but organizers said the Bay Area could return to contention if the 49ers get a new stadium in Santa Clara. Others not making the cut included Cleveland; Detroit; Jacksonville, ...