·9 December 2023
·9 December 2023
The United States and Mexico have launched a joint-bid to host the 2027 Women's World Cup.
The two North American nations aren't the only ones bidding for the rights to host the competition, though. Germany, Netherlands and Belgium have brought forth their own joint-bid while Brazil has already submitted their formal bid as a standalone host.
Should Mexico and the USWNT play host in 2027, it would be one year after the 2026 World Cup - where the USMNT, Canada and Mexico are all hosting the greatest sporting event that the beautiful game has to offer.
"This is a pivotal time for Women's soccer. Around the world, Federations are beginning to invest more and more in the women's game and records are being rewritten for revenue, viewership, and participation," US Soccer president Cindy Cone said in a release.
"The US and Mexico are in a unique position to host a World Cup that will leverage the same venues, infrastructure, and protocols used for the Men's World Cup just a year prior. As a result, we believe the time is right to host a FIFA Women's World Cup that features a truly world-class experience for players and fans, alike. 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 they can achieve."
One thing that both the US and Mexico aren't short on is top-class stadiums. The US boasts SoFi Stadium, MetLife Stadium and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, while Mexico has Estadio Azteca and Estadio BBVA on display.
The USMNT experienced a shock exit at the 2023 Women's World Cup in the round of 16 against Sweden, which saw head coach Vlatko Andonovski lose his job and US Soccer replacing him with Emma Hayes. Hayes is regarded as one of the best coaches in the women's game after her decade spent with Chelsea in the Women's Super League.
On the other hand, Mexico has failed to qualify for the previous two World Cups, last taking part in 2015 in Canada. If Mexico and the US do ending co-hosting, they will both gain automatic qualification to the 2027 Women's World Cup.