Saying Thursday is a big day is an understatement. Thursday (evening in Europe, morning here in lovely, wintry Kansas City) two nations will learn that they are the focus of the international soccer (football) community for the next 8 or 12 years. FIFA will vote on the host nations for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA Men's World Cup tournaments. The USA is in the running for the 2022 event, along with Qatar, Australia, South Korea and Japan.
MLS is doing its best to help out and has donated $2 million to the USA Bid Committee. Wednesday is the last chance to impress FIFA, as Landon Donovan, Sunil Gulati, David Downs, Morgan Freeman and former President Bill Clinton will state the case for the USA bid.
What can you do to help? Well, make sure you and all your friends/family text "KansasCity" to 22442 or sign the petition at www.goUSAbid.com/KC. It might not seem like much, but every signature shows another person in the United States willing to support the tournament and shows that Kansas City is excited about the prospects of hosting games.
If you want to watch the announcement with friends, join us for our watch part at the 810 Zone on the Plaza beginning at 8:30 a.m. CT. RSVP here on Facebook and invite your friends.