2026 World Cup vote: What you need to know about Kraft-supported North American bid

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MLS owners Philip F. Anschutz (Los Angeles Galaxy) and Robert Kraft prior a 2014 MLS match (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Will Wednesday morning be the start of something wonderful, or will American soccer fans have long faces yet again?

FIFA’s member countries will meet for the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow early Wednesday morning Boston time, where they will decide on the host nation — and in one bid’s case, nations, plural — for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. It’s North America vs. North Africa, and it’s expected to be close.

Here’s what you need to know ahead of the vote: