brad pitt getty soccer Brad Pitt joins committee to bring World Cup to U.S. in 2018 or 2022

Brad Pitt, Super Man. He helps out in New Orleans, he raises money for Haiti earthquake victims. Now he’s rallying for the World Cup (that’s soccer, or “footie”) to be hosted by the U.S. in 2018 or 2022.

The USA Bid Committee announced Wednesday, June 2 that Pitt will be joining their efforts. “Soccer
is a truly global sport and the opportunity to join the effort to have
the U.S. host the world’s greatest sporting event again is a great
honor,” Pitt said in a statement.

]]>Other committee members include former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and actor/comedian Drew Carey.

Maybe they can get George Clooney involved and turn it into some kind of “Ocean’s Eleven” World Cup heist situation. You can show your support for the U.S. 2018 or 2022 World Cup bids at Go USA Bid official website.

Other countries in contention for the tournaments are Australia, England, Russia, Spain-Portugal and the Netherlands-Belgium. Japan Qatar and South Korea are bidding on 2022 only, since they believe a European country is a lock for 2018 because eight of the 24 voters on FIFA’s executive committee are from Europe.

The FIFA committee will vote on the 2018 and 2022 sites on Dec. 2. The last World Cup the U.S. hosted was in 1994. The 2010 World Cup is set to kick off June 11. All 64 matches of the month-long tournament will air in the U.S. — 44 on ESPN, and 10 each on ESPN2 and ABC. Follow Zap2it and Zap2it Andrea on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: Getty

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