Happy Wednesday folks. Yesterday was, shall we say, busy in the news world. Both soccer news and news elsewhere probably kept your phone buzzing with notifications. I know mine needed a charger real early on. Well, it’s 7:00am, so open your eyes to these news stories:
Want me to say it? I’ll say it: FIFA done lost their minds. 48 teams?! You’ve got to be kidding me.
Now that FIFA lost their minds and expanded to 48 teams, the fight is already on to see where those extra World Cup slots will go. Prediction: 2022 will be the last CONCACAF Hexagonal round.
Could the first Royal Rumble World Cup be in North America? The United States, Canada and Mexico are reportedly exploring a joint bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
The deal to bring MLS to St. Louis, for now, is dead. The bill that would have secured public financing for a new downtown soccer stadium will not move forward for approval, leaving St. Louis’s MLS hopes in extreme doubt.
FC Dallas defender Ryan Hollingshead, who was on his way to help a friend during an ice storm, stopped to help out a driver who was stuck on the side of the road and ended up getting hit by a vehicle, cracking three vertebra in his back. Incredibly poor luck for a guy who was doing the right thing in helping out another person. Best wishes from all of us to Ryan for a speedy recovery.
Even though his residence in Major League Soccer has not helped him get called up to play for Italy, Toronto FC star Sebastian Giovinco wouldn’t have it any other way. He said he loves MLS and doesn’t want to go back to Serie A anytime soon.
The Wilmington Hammerheads have gone on hiatus, but several of the players have moved onto new ventures. This article dives into where some of the former players have gone.
And there you have it. We know you’re not done talking about the World Cup expansion, so why don’t you grab some coffee and hit the comments? Let Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez carry you into the day. Have a great day, folks!