2026 World Cup host cities announcement
FIFA is preparing to name the 2026 World Cup host cities on Thursday, and as we get closer to the announcement, the picture is getting a bit clearer as to who will host as cities set announcement watch parties from Seattle to Kansas City. Set to be the first World Cup with 48 teams, the host city announcement comes four years after FIFA selected the United States, Mexico and Canada to host the games. There were 22 host cities still in the running this week to be selected, with between 10 and 12 American cities expected to be chosen with Canadian cities Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto, along with Mexico's Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey looking like strong possibilities to host, according to Reuters.To get more news about bongda24h, you can visit 24h.live official website.
For the United States, Los Angeles and New York/New Jersey figure to be locks to host matches. Los Angeles has the $5.5 billion SoFi Stadium that hosted Super Bowl LVI, while New Jersey's MetLife Stadium has hosted a Copa America final and figures to have multiple games in this competition.
Cities also in contention include Dallas, Boston, San Francisco, Orlando and a joint-bid between Washington D.C. and Baltimore.Listen below and follow In Soccer We Trust: A CBS Sports Soccer Podcast where three times a week your three favorite former USMNT players cover everything you could possibly want to know about the beautiful game in the United States.
This World Cup will feature 80 games, 16 more than the current format of 64 matches. 60 of the matches will be played in the United States, with every game from the quarterfinals to the final taking place on American soil.
That is still to be determined, but the original proposal was for each to get at least five games. And with the field expanding to 48 teams, it seems likely that each American city would get to host at least one knockout stage match.
The 2022 MLB Draft got started Sunday night in Los Angeles. The three-day, 20-round process started with the Baltimore Orioles selecting high school shortstop Jackson Holliday (Matt's son) with the No. 1 pick. The Arizona Diamondbacks then took high school outfielder Druw Jones (Andruw's son) with the No. 2 pick. Kumar Rocker (Rangers), Termarr Johnson (Pirates) and Elijah Green (Nationals) rounded out the top five.
A total of 80 picks were made Sunday night with Rounds 1 and 2, plus compensatory and Competitive Balance rounds. The draft resumes Monday with Rounds 3-10 before finishing up with Rounds 11-20 on Tuesday. The draft was shortened from 40 rounds to five rounds in 2020 as a cost-cutting move during the pandemic but was stretched back to 20 rounds last year. That will be the new norm heading forward.
So who did your favorite team pick? And where did that intriguing prospect land? We're keeping tabs on every pick -- all 616 -- with our 2022 MLB Draft tracker. You can find the full list of picks below, as well as analysis of every first-round selection.