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September 3, 2010
On the U.S. World Cup bid petition

The USA Bid Committee Thursday announced that the campaign’s website,, reached the milestone of one million supporters of the United States effort to win the right to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022.

The United States reached the landmark less than one week before the FIFA Inspection Delegation arrives in the United States for its review of the proposed stadiums, training sites, FIFA Fan Fest venues, transportation, and other components of the U.S. bid.

“To reach one million supporters through our grassroots campaign is yet another important indicator that our country is passionate about soccer and the World Cup,“ said Sunil Gulati, president of U.S. Soccer and chairman of the USA Bid Committee.

“The effort that was put together by all of our 18 candidate host cities, our federation, state soccer associations and our professional clubs to help us reach this initial milestone as a nation is commendable. We are looking forward to continue developing this platform in the upcoming months leading up to FIFA’s decision.”

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