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September 23, 2009
Drew Carey backs USA's World Cup bid

NEW YORK---Comedic actor Drew Carey, host of “The Price is Right,” has accepted an invitation to join the board of directors for the USA Bid Committee in its attempt to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022, it was announced Wednesday.

Carey, part owner of Seattle Sounders FC and chairman of the club’s member association, the Sounders FC Alliance, is considered one of American soccer’s most avid supporters from the entertainment industry.

“There’s nothing but upside for soccer in America, and I think hosting another World Cup will show the world more evidence of that,” Carey said in a statement. “Everyone involved in the USA Bid has a passion for soccer, a passion for winning and success. You can tell that in the effort that’s being put into this campaign, which is why I’m excited to be a part of it.”

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