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Kansas City Skyline

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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!

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The Game is in KC!

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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.

FIFA Inspection Tour of US

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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.

Sir Alex Ferguson, Neville Talk Tour

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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.

Support the USA Bid, Clinton Does

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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.

Game is in US Promo

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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 Joins USA Bid Committee

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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.

GO USA BID Pre-Sale

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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!

World Cup Bid

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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.

KANSAS CITY MAKES BID BOOK

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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.


Bid Committee to Announce 18 Tues

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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.

Welcome to 2010

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Greetings all, welcome to 2010 here at Hillcrest Road! It's going to be a great year for soccer and for the Wizards. Some things to look forward to:

1. In the very near future (Jan. 23), the USA will face Honduras in a friendly to kick off preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Jimmy Conrad and Kevin Hartman will be with the U.

Petition Progress

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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.

Give the Gift of Soccer (KC Bid)

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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.

USA Bid Video

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The people of ESPN put together a great video to support the USA's bid to bring the FIFA World Cup here in 2018 or 2022. Two words: GOOSE BUMPS.



MLS Insider offered up some insights from today's USA Bid Committee meeting at MLS HQ. Enjoy the great stuff from our boy SF.

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Mayor's Presser/Skipper Joins Bid

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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.

Sign the Petition Over the Weekend

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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.

Vote, Sign, Nominate

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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 below.

The Game is in KC

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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.

$5 Billion Stimulus? Yes Please

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Support the USA Bid by visiting www.gousabid.com/kc and signing the petition. Tell all your friends!

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.

International Roundup

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First of all, check out this insane header goal from Martin Palermo of Boca Juniors:



Then, read Jack Warner's comments about England's bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018. No word on whether others within FIFA feel the same way or not, but that can't be a bad thing for the USA bid.

The Game is in KC

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The field board at last night's game.

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 soccer fans.

Happy Labor Day

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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 big winner.

Looking for a great way to celebrate? Visit www.goUSAbid.com and sign the petition or invite your friends.

Star Loves WC Bid

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The World Cup.

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 the effort.

Upcoming USA Games

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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 South Africa.

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World Cup Bid Talk

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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.

Support Kansas City's Bid

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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.

Support the USA Bid!

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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.

The Rest

Amsterdam Arena will become carbon neutral by 2015

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The Amsterdam ArenA is proud to present today its state-of-the-art and integrated sustainability programme entitled ‘Sustainability comes naturally'.

Fun With Man Utd Roster

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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).

Go USA Bid Tweet Bomb

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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 it!

Thank You Kansas City Fans!

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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.

Reasons KC Should Host World Cup

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Support the KC Bid!

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