CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb Says Gold Cup Could Be Moved Outside U.S.
CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb "spoke out against the fixed nature of the Gold Cup Friday, stating that other CONCACAF nations should get the chance to host," according to Ryan Tolmich of SOCCERBYIVES. The Gold Cup "has been hosted by the United States since its inception in 1991, aside from 1993 and 2003 which saw Mexico as co-hosts." However, Webb stated that it is "his desire to see the tournament visit different venues out of fairness to the confederation’s other members." He said, "I think the Gold Cup should not always be in one country. It’s the best tournament in the area and all members should be able to receive the best prize that is this tournament." Webb discussed the upcoming FIFA elections, saying that he supports current FIFA President Sepp Blatter and "is in favor of him running for re-election." He said, "Of course many people have different opinions, especially on the integrity and transparency, but we are comfortable with Blatter" (SOCCERBYIVES, 4/25).