Since host nations qualify automatically, this is one way to get the U.S. national team back into the World Cup…

For the first time in 32 years, the men’s World Cup is coming back to North America.

FIFA’s 200-plus member associations gathered in Moscow on Wednesday and voted to award 2026 World Cup hosting rights to the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The North American bid – the product of over a decade of planning and campaigning – beat out one rival bid, Morocco’s, by a vote of 134 to 65.

Hopefully this will be a big boost for soccer in the United States, and hopefully the U.S. will be able to field a competitive team by then…