Friday, May 22, 2009

USA Bid 2018/2022

One of the biggest items in the Athletes' Lounge is the Bid Map. Stretched out from floor to ceiling and about 12 feet wide, this gigantic map of the U.S. shows each state in white. Armed with markers and pens, players and coaches from across the country are signing their names near their hometowns to show their support for the USA's bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022. Many players stated their desire to see a match near their hometowns, while others said they'd travel across the country for a chance to see their favorite stars. (And a few just wanted to show off their best professional autograph, we think). No matter what, the YNT blog is encouraged to see the support!

1 comment:

jason said...

I was lucky enough to see a World Cup match at the Meadowlands in 1994 and if the World Cup was to come to the USA again, I would without a doubt travel to a few different cities to take in a game.