January 12, 2010

No Olympics, no World Cup

Obama's influence in bringing the Olympics to Chicago is apparently spreading to other sports.  Despite having a Major League Soccer team that missed the finals by a penalty kick, Chicago has been dropped from the cities included in the 2018/2022 World Cup bid.

Miami and Tampa Bay, both of which lost their MLS teams in 2001, are on the bid list.  Four cities that have never had an MLS team are on the bid list.  If I'm counting correctly (and this was just a quick glance), the only other towns that have an MLS team that aren't on the bid list are Columbus, OH (not my idea of a tourist destination) and Salt Lake City (maybe due to the severe lack of beverages).

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