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U.S. Soccer Planning Bid To Host '27 Women's World Cup

A potential World Cup bid would be part of U.S. Soccer's new "Vision 2027" effort
Photo: GETTY IMAGES
A potential World Cup bid would be part of U.S. Soccer's new "Vision 2027" effort
Photo: GETTY IMAGES
A potential World Cup bid would be part of U.S. Soccer's new "Vision 2027" effort
Photo: GETTY IMAGES

U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro indicated that the U.S. is "making plans to bid for the hosting rights" to the '27 Women's World Cup, according to Jeff Carlisle of ESPN.com. Cordeiro said that new USWNT GM Kate Markgraf will "take charge of what he is calling 'Vision 2027.'" Cordeiro: "Not surprisingly, that is linked to us bidding to host the 2027 Women's World Cup." Carlisle noted there are some "practical considerations that need to be addressed before the USSF can submit a bid." FIFA has "yet to name a host" for the '23 WWC, with Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa all having submitted bids. A "joint bid" from North and South Korea also has been submitted. FIFA is "expected to name a host" next March, at which point the "focus can shift to find a host" for the '27 tournament. The U.S. hosted the Women's World Cup in '99 and '03 (ESPN.com, 8/12).