If you needed anything to jazz you up about our fine city, take a look at this video of the skyline
at night. Pretty sweet stuff. Kansas City would make a great World Cup city, wouldn't it? Show your
support at www.goUSAbid.com/kc or by texting "KansasCity" to 22442. Do it!
HD AERIAL VIDEO OF KANSAS CITY SKYLINE NX from isaac alongi on Vimeo.
Kansas City is one of the 18 remaining cities in the hunt to host FIFA World Cup matches if the
United States' bid to host the tournament in 2018 or 2022 is successful. Watch the excellent bid
video above, then text "KansasCity" to 22442 to show your support for bringing the
tournament to the USA and games to Kansas City.
Yesterday, the FIFA Technical Delegation arrived in New York for the start of a four-day tour of
the United States to evaluate our bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022. Today started
with a press conference in which U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati took questions from
media members, followed by stops at Red Bull Arena and the New Meadowlands Stadium.
As you saw yesterday, Man United has confirmed some of the star players that will be making the
trip to Kansas City for the upcoming friendly July 25 at Arrowhead Stadium (Buy tickets here if you
haven't already). They have now announced their full 22-man roster, including Portugal star Nani.
Below, see legendary Manager Sir Alex Ferguson and captain Gary Neville (who Man Utd has announced
today picked up an injury and won't be joining the team in the U.
President Bill Clinton and other board members of the USA Bid Committee to bring the FIFA World
Cup to the U.S. in 2018 or 2022 met Thursday in Johannesburg with Nelson Mandela, former president
of South Africa, host of this year's 2010 FIFA World Cup. With Former President Mandela, from left,
is Sunil Gulati, president of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and chairman of the USA
Bid Committee; President Clinton, honorary chairman of the USA Bid Committee; Don Garber,
commissioner of Major League Soccer; Carlos Cordeiro, vice chairman of the USA Bid Committee; and
Dan Flynn, USSF CEO and secretary general.
Take a look at the latest promo from the USA Bid Committee. Show your friends who haven't signed
the petition, and invite them to help KC show we want to host games when the World Cup comes back
to the USA! www.goUSAbid.com/kc
Brad Pitt, the newest member of the Board of Directors for the USA Bid Committee, joins fellow
Board of Directors member Spike Lee over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Join Brad and Spike on
behalf of the effort to bring the FIFA World Cup to the U.S. in 2018 or 2022 by signing the
petition at gousabid.
That's right, anyone who has signed the petition to bring the FIFA World Cup to Kansas City in 2018
or 2022 and lives within 500 miles of KC will have the opportunity to buy Manchester United
friendly tickets starting today at noon. You still have time to get in on the pre-sale if you
haven't already signed the petition!
It's been a while since we mentioned the bid to bring the FIFA World Cup to the USA and Kansas
City. With the announcement of the friendly against Manchester United, that effort is back in the
forefront, as a great showing at the match would solidify Kansas City's reputation as a great
soccer city. Along those lines, check out this collage of images put together by the USA Bid
Committee featuring pictures of soccer throughout the USA.
That's right folks, Kansas City is one of 18 cities to be included on the USA Bid Committee's bid
to FIFA to bring the 2018 or 2022 World Cup to American soil! Help us celebrate by continuing to
invite your friends and family to sign the online petition at www.goUSAbid.com/kc.
The USA Bid Committee will announce next Tuesday the 18 cities included in their bid to FIFA.
Kansas City is one of 27 metro areas still in the running to make this list, with nine cities set
to be trimmed next Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. CT live on ESPNews.
We will host a watch party live at the Plaza 810 Zone beginning at 2 p.
As you know from the last few months of reading Hillcrest Road, we're supporting the petition to
show the rest of the U.S. that Kansas City is serious about bringing the FIFA World Cup here should
our country host the event in 2018 or 2022. We've just moved into a tie with Miami for 6th place,
and we're less than 300 behind Philadelphia for 4th place.
Greetings everyone. We have been spreading the word in bits and pieces for some time now, and we've
been steadily adding bid petition signatures and moving up the charts. Kansas City currently sits
in 7th place out of the 27 cities still in the running to hold matches should the USA host the FIFA
World Cup in 2018 or 2022.
Today, the Mayor called a press conference announcing his support of Kansas City's bid to host FIFA
World Cup matches in 2018 or 2022. Watch the local news or read your favorite online news outpost,
they'll have the story. Sign the petition yourself or invite your friends! www.goUSAbid.com/kc
Also, today the USA Bid Committee announced that ESPN's John Skipper has joined the bid committee.
While you're enjoying your crazy-mild November weekend in KC, take some time to sign the petition
to bring the FIFA World Cup to town, and invite all your friends. We're now past the 5400-signature
mark, in 9th place among the 27 cities bidding to host World Cup matches. Help us pass Dallas, then
move toward Tampa Bay and Cleveland.
First of all, go vote for the AT&T Goal of the Year and Degree Men Save of the Year awards. Both
Arnaud and Lopez are up twice for the Goal of the Year honor and Hartman is up three times for the
Save of the Year award. You can find links to the highlights of these plays at previous posts
You might notice a new counter on the right-hand side of the page (and just above in this post). We
have now embedded the counter for folks who have signed up specifically to support Kansas City's
bid to host World Cup matches in 2018 or 2022. As of this posting, 3239 folks support the effort
here in KC.
Support the USA Bid by visiting www.gousabid.com/kc and signing the petition. Tell all your
The USA Bid Committee today released a report that indicates brining the FIFA World Cup to the USA
in 2018 or 2022 could pump $5 billion into the economy. The study indicates that between
5,000-8,000 new jobs would be created in each host city.
We've said it before and we'll say it again, the best way for you to help bring the FIFA World Cup
to Kansas City is to visit www.goUSAbid.com and sign the petition. By doing this, you will show the
support for the bid in our area and help show the USA Bid Committee that Kansas City has some great
Happy Labor Day everyone...hopefully you're enjoying the day off! The players are celebrating with
a poker tournament that begins in a few minutes. We'll let you know via Twitter later who was the
Looking for a great way to celebrate? Visit www.goUSAbid.com and sign the petition or invite your
Today, Matt Schofield of the KC Star blogged about bringing the FIFA World Cup to Kansas City. Read
Matt's post, then head to www.goUSAbid.com and sign the petition if you haven't already. If you
have, MAKE SURE TO INVITE YOUR FRIENDS. It's truly vital that all soccer fans in the city support
Ready to get that taste out of your mouth? The U.S. Men return to qualifying action Saturday
against El Salvador before facing Trinidad and Tobago next Wednesday. A pair of wins here or a win
and a draw would go a long way to solidifying the USA's place in next summer's FIFA World Cup in
The FIFA Inspection Tour of England is taking place right now ahead of the December 2 announcement
of where the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will be staged. As you know, the USA is bidding and Kansas
City is among the final cities that could host matches if the USA bid is successful. While the
Guardian says that Sepp Blatter has tabbed England the favorites, Soccernet uses the same quotes to
say that Blatter warned England.
As you all know, we're running a petition to get as many supporters as possible by the time the USA
Bid Committee picks 18 cities next month to be part of their official bid to FIFA due in May of
2010. We've been on the rise for some weeks now, but we still need your help to climb higher toward
the top to show everyone how much Kansas Citians support the effort.
Mr. John Kristick of the USA Bid Committee receives a Kansas City Wizards jersey from David Ficklin
and George Brett looks on.
We've said it here many times before, and we won't stop saying it. Please go online and sign the
petition to support the USA's (and by extension, Kansas City's) bid to host FIFA World Cup games in
2018 or 2022.
Portugal star Nani is among the Manchester United players coming to Kansas City.With
Manchester United's announcement today of their 22-man roster for the upcoming North American tour,
we thought it was time to start speculating about who we will see in Kansas City on July 25 (pick
up tickets here).
Tomorrow, the USA Bid Committee will present our bid book to FIFA, and to help spread the word and
support the bid, the soccer-loving nation will be exploding a "Tweet Bomb" at 1 p.m. CT to let the
entire USA know that we're bidding for the chance to host the World Cup and that we're pumped about
To all the Wizards fans out there, thank you so much for doing your to help ensure Kansas City was
one of 18 American cities included in the USA Bid Committee's bid to FIFA. You have all been
tremendous supporters throughout the process. We're not done yet, so keep signing up and inviting
your friends and family to www.