‘Gutted’ – USMNT fans react to 2026 World Cup venue snub of Washington D.C. & Baltimore

'Gutted' - USMNT fans react to 2026 World Cup venue snub of Washington D.C. & Baltimore

United States men’s public platoon sympathizers in the WashingtonD.C./ Baltimore area were dissatisfied on Thursday at FIFA’s advertisement of World Cup 2026 host venues.
TheU.S. will be one of three nations to hold games in four times, but its capital megacity has been snubbed from entering any of the action.

was considered a serious seeker for matches in 2026, still other contending borderline campaigners similar as Boston were picked rather.
Responses toD.C./ Baltimore World Cup rebuff
“ This was a veritably, veritably delicate choice, ” said Colin Smith, FIFA’s principal events and events officer, to The Washington Post and the capital megacity not taking a major part as well. ”

Gutted.pic.twitter.com/FgbDwDZHGX

— DC2026 World Cup shot(@dc2026) June 16, 2022
Absolute shock in the room as DC is passed over as a host megacity. A World Cup without matches in the public capital seems unbelievable, but then we are.pic.twitter.com/rvvwy3ByJM
— Pablo Iglesias Maurer(@MLSist) June 16, 2022
How is DC/ Baltimore not a host megacity for the 2026 World Cup? 🤔

— Jalen Robinson(@JayyBird15) June 17, 2022
So the biggest stunner DC/ Baltimore is shut out from World Cup 2026. Stunned. Event not coming to capital of crucial host country.

— Eric Fisher(@EricFisherSBG) June 16, 2022
Where would the matches have been held?
D.C. and Baltimore, located roughly an hour’s drive down from one another, decided to combine their flings due to limited colosseums of sufficient quality in the region.

Games would have been held at NFL venue M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, as the other options that met capacity criteria were supposed not in good enough condition.
Still, FIFA President Gianni Infantino assured people in the area that fests would still come to the nation’s capital in 2026.

“ The selection came right down to last night, this morning, ” FIFA superintendent Victor Montagliani said.

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