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World Cup 2026

FIFA will begin touring potential World Cup 2026 venues Sept. 15

Nine East Coast cities will be toured this month. Seattle will be toured in October or November.

Vancouver re-enters World Cup 2026 picture

Nothing is official yet, but if Vancouver ends up replacing Montreal in Canada’s bid that would seem to bode well for Seattle’s chances to host.

Permanent grass pitch unlikely but possible, Sounders president says

In KING5 interview, Peter Tomozawa expresses confidence that lack of grass won’t keep World Cup from coming to Seattle.

How I learned to stop worrying about artificial turf undermining Seattle’s World Cup bid

Temporary grass is suboptimal, but more than half the candidate cities will need to use it.

FIFA sets schedule for 2026 World Cup venue selection

Seattle is one of 17 U.S. cities still in the running to host games.

Seattle among potential World Cup host cities that ‘pick themselves’

NBC Sports columnist thinks we’ll be one of 10 U.S. host cities in 2026.

Seattle should be confident about becoming a World Cup host city

The benefits will surely be overblown, but we’ve positioned ourselves about as well as we can to win over FIFA.

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

There are 23 cities still vying for 16 spots, but Seattle appears to be in good shape.

Seattle a strong candidate to host 2026 World Cup matches

Seattle is still only a finalist as 23 cities await the final cut of the United bid of the USA, Mexico and Canada.