FIFA World Cup

Report: UEFA Planning to Adopt MLS Scheduling

by Robert Hay on January 21, 2011 · 29 comments

Recently we’ve shared that various soccer luminaries such as Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson has advocated a spring-to-fall schedule change in advance of the 2022 World Cup.  Now we find out that UEFA itself is advancing well past the thinking stage. The British press is reporting that the English Premier League and Bundesliga are […]


Should FIFA Revote on the 2022 World Cup?

by Robert Hay on January 12, 2011 · 25 comments

Ok, it’s time to revive the dead horse and ride it some more.  Trust me, I don’t want to but I have to. Since the December 2 vote to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup, I have made peace with the decision.  While I still believe the country was not the best bid put forward (the […]


A Winter World Cup in 2022?

by Robert Hay on December 16, 2010 · 22 comments

Just as the outrage of the U.S. losing the World Cup to Qatar seems to be settling down, Sepp Blatter and FIFA decided to open the controversy back up again.  In an interview with journalists in Qatar during a visit to the Club World Cup, the FIFA president said that the organization was considering holding […]


A week after the US loss of the 2022 World Cup, much ink and internet type has been spilled on whether the U.S. deserved the bid or was robbed, whether we American soccer fans have a false sense of entitlement or a shady process overwhelmed everything, and even whether U.S. soccer is ok without the […]


Why A 2026 U.S. World Cup is Not A Slam Dunk

by Robert Hay on December 4, 2010 · 26 comments

In the wake of Thursday’s loss to Qatar in maybe the only place U.S. soccer can lose to them (the FIFA boardroom), many American soccer fans tried to rally their spirits by immediately turning their focus to the 2026 World Cup process.  An initial glance at the state of play right now for the World […]


I’ve had about eleven hours to think about the results of the 2022 World Cup announcement, read my peers, and come to grips with the failure of the USSF to land the World Cup.  And I think I have a handle on my thoughts and emotions about today.  I watched the announcement via the EPL […]


United States Loses 2022 World Cup Bid

by Robert Hay on December 2, 2010 · 79 comments

By now you have likely heard that the United States lost its bid to host the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a country with a population smaller than Latvia but who promised FIFA a truly revolutionary and peace-bringing World Cup. What you may not know is the vote was not even remotely close.  The United States […]