On the heel of a summer-long soccer love affair, the U.S. is ready to take center stage at the world’s biggest sporting event. The U.S. is one of nine candidates being considered to host either the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup finals.
The vocabulary of the average American sports fan expanded from free-throws and touchdowns to offsides and penalty kicks. A nation that prides itself on patriotism, finally, got behind the national soccer team and ultimately, changed the landscape of U.S. soccer.
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