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Sounders, Seattle officials confident they’ll be among 2026 World Cup host cities

SEATTLE – A final decision is unlikely to be made until 2020 or 2021, but officials from the Sounders and city of Seattle proclaimed optimism that they’d be among the 16 host cities chosen for the 2026 World Cup during a Wednesday press conference at The Ninety. The United bid — the joint venture between the United States, Canada and Mexico — was the overwhelming winner over Morocco earlier in the day.

A panel consisting of Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Washington State Public Stadium Authority Board chair Fred Mendoza and First & Goal Chief Operating Officer Chuck Arnold were presented to the media and answered questions about the city’s readiness and capability to act as a host city for the World Cup.