Monday, February 22, 2010

Seattle Included in World Cup Bid

The game is in US, the tag line for the US World Cup bid aptly cites the prevalence of soccer to the USA. As the world's melting pot country, soccer certainly has an important place in our history and our future, and Seattle is among the 18 cities to potentially win the 2018 or 2022 World Cup bid.

Other cities being considered include big hitters such as New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington DC. And while those cities may be tough to beat, argument for Seattle notes the presence of the notably successful Sounders, new to the MLS but with a deep rooted following.

As a soccer organization, we of course would be thrilled to see the World Cup take place in our city with our kids to bear witness. With the soccer games we host so often including representation from countless countries, the world cup would bring an adult version of what our students experience every Friday.

The US first (and most recently) hosted the World Cup in 1994, was received with record breaking success, and just two years later launched Major League Soccer. The invigorating power of the event could only further strengthen our teams and fans.

Bringing the World Cup to this city would only be a positive.
Seattle celebrates its cultural differences, while still struggling with them. SCORES uses soccer to teach our kids about teamwork, respect, and vigor. We might hope that the World Cup would do the same for our community. To sign the petition to make Seattle the hosting city and learn more about this endeavor, follow this link to the official USA Bid page.

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