California has played a vital role in the FIFA World Cup. After accepted an invitation to join the Board of Directors for the USA Bid Committee in its endeavor to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022 the “Governator” Arnold Schwarzenegger said it best.
“Soccer is the world’s most popular sport and California has been home to some of its most exciting games” said Governor Schwarzenegger.
Let’s take a look at California’s ties to soccer and the World Cup after the jump! Continue reading
In a move to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup, U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati invited FIFA executives including Joseph “Sepp” Blatter to check out the the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey.
As you’ll see in the video the facilities are beautiful and FIFA President “Sepp” even scored the first goal at the new stadium.
While you’re sitting around with your friends watching today’s Gold Cup final why not bust out a few trivia questions.
Brush up on your US v Mexico trivia by checking out the 22 quick facts after the jump!
The US and Mexico are the most dominant teams in the CONCACAF and have a long history of competative battles on the soccer field.
To get a better idea of the rivalry check out the Top 10 US vs Mexico Matches in History!
On July 15th FSN interviewed Sacha Kljestan.
• Playing over seas in South Africa.
• South Africa’s readiness for 2010 World Cup.
• Chivas USA’s 2nd half chances.
• Beckham’s impact on the league.
• Hanging out with Dwight Howard and Venus Williams – view photos!
• EA’s FIFA Soccer 10 features.
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