by Anthony J. Merced
The United States and Mexico have submitted a joint bid for the 2027, one year after the Men's World Cup is set to take place in the same nations and Canada. This comes after Brazil and another joint bid between European nations Belium, Germany and Netherlands was also submitted last month.
"This is a pivotal time for women's soccer," said US Soccer president Cindy Parlow Cone. "The US and Mexico are in a unique position to host a World Cup that will leverage the same venues, infrastructure and protocols as the men's World Cup just one year prior.
"This will not only unlock the economic potential of women's soccer, it will send a message to young players around the world that there is no limit to what you can achieve."
Women's soccer has seen significant growth in the United States despite the early exit from the last World Cup in Australia and New Zealand over the summer. NWSL experience one of their largest attendances for the final between Gotham FC and OL Reign. On top of that the domestic league has seen an influx of top talent from around the world as well as recently expanding their TV deal with various partners.
Internationally, the United States has added Emma Hayes as the national team's new head coach with exciting prospective players like Trinity Rodman waiting to prove their worth on grander stages.
The next step will entail FIFA visiting onsite with potential locations in February and a final decision set to be made in May of next year.