FIFA to announce 2026 World Cup US sites, paring from 17


              FILE - Alan I. Rothenberg, chairman, president and CEO of World Cup USA 1994, holds up a card reading "Chicago Soldier Field," at a news conference in New York, March 23, 1992, where the nine sites for soccer's 1994 World Cup were announced. As FIFA prepares to announce the 2026 World Cup sites on Thursday — and make high-profile cuts — Alan Rothenberg thought back to when stadiums were picked for the 1994 tournament he headed in the United States. (AP Photo/Osamu Honda, File)
            
              FILE - The Canadian Forces Snowbirds fly over at the start of the 106th Grey Cup between the Ottawa Redblacks and Calgary Stampeders at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. There are 23 venues bidding to host soccer matches at the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
            
              FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014, file photo, city officials and guests get a preview of the new Citrus Bowl stadium, also known as Camping World Stadium, in Orlando, Fla. There are 23 venues bidding to host soccer matches at the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
            
              FILE - The Tennessee Titans play the Houston Texans in Nissan Stadium during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. There are 23 venues bidding to host soccer matches at the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada. (AP Photo/James Kenney, File)
            
              FILE - Hard Rock Stadium is seen during the second half of an NFL football game between the Miami Dolphins and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Miami Gardens, Fla. There are 23 venues bidding to host soccer matches at the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
            
              FILE - The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers play during the second half of an NFL preseason football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 24, 2019. There are 23 venues bidding to host soccer matches at the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
            
              FILE - This is a general view of the interior of SoFi Stadium from an elevated position during Super Bowl 56 football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. There are 23 venues bidding to host soccer matches at the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)
            
              FILE - This is a general view as fans at NRG Stadium watch the opening kickoff of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. There are 23 venues bidding to host soccer matches at the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
            
              FILE - This is a general view of Gillette Stadium during an NFL football game between the Houston Texans and New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. There are 23 venues bidding to host soccer matches at the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)
            
              FILE - This is an aerial view showing MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., June 20, 2014. There are 23 venues bidding to host soccer matches at the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
            
              FILE - Mile High Stadium is seen in this general view prior to an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Denver. There are 23 venues bidding to host soccer matches at the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)
            
              FILE - A pedestrian runs through Smale Park on the Ohio River front near Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals NFL Football team, as a celebratory 50th anniversary banner is displayed outside its gates, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Cincinnati. There are 23 venues bidding to host soccer matches at the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
            
              FILE - This is a general view of M&T Bank Stadium in the second half of an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts in Baltimore, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. There are 23 venues bidding to host soccer matches at the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
            
              FILE - Home of the NFL football Atlanta Falcons and the MLS soccer team, Atlanta United, the Mercedes-Benz stadium is seen, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Atlanta. There are 23 venues bidding to host soccer matches at the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
            
              FILE - Fans watch at the start of an NFL football game inside AT&T Stadium between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. There are 23 venues bidding to host soccer matches at the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
FIFA to announce 2026 World Cup US sites, paring from 17