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Video: 'The Game is in US' Part of Grassroots Movement for Bid to Host World Cup
As part of what's being tagged a grassroots movement to create momentum for the US bid for the World Cup in 2018 or 2022, the USA Bid Committee released a video today in celebration of the role soccer plays in American culture. Called "The Game is in Us"--a play on "U.S."--the video piggy-backs the excitement felt by many about the official submission of the United States Bid Book to FIFA during a formal ceremony tomorrow in Switzerland.
“Soccer is America's game -- the perfect sport to match our nation's diversity, creativity, and cooperation," said U.S. Women’s National Team star and USA Bid Committee board member Mia Hamm.
She and others from GoUSABid are urging supporters to sign a petition aimed at expressing the country's interest in playing host to the World Cup. Los Angeles is one of 18 represented proposed host locations in the country. Soccer fans and Angelenos may well remember the 1994 World Cup, and the widespread celebration it brought to the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, and surrounding areas.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.