Fox Soccer Channel to be partner of US World Cup bid

June 30, 2010

The US bid committee for the 2018/2022 World Cup has announced Fox Soccer Channel as an official partner for the bid.

Fox Soccer Channel and its associated platforms, Fox Soccer Plus and, will begin a series of corporate sponsorship announcements for the bid in the next few weeks.

Sunil Gulati, Chairman of the bid committee and President of US soccer, said: “The challenge and privilege of hosting a FIFA World Cup is enormous, as we are seeing here in South Africa. The same can be said for the bidding process. Corporate support is an important component to a successful bid, and now we’re very fortunate to count Fox Soccer Channel as a friend and official partner of our endeavour to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022.”

David Nathanson, General Manager of Fox Soccer Channel, added: “As the leading source for soccer programming and information in the United States, Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Soccer Plus and is proud to join forces with the USA Bid Committee as a corporate sponsor to bring the most important event in soccer to the United States.

“We are committed to using all of our resources to be a driving force behind support for the USA bid.”