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Jozy Altidore hopes Alphonso Davies can be role model for black players

Alphonso Davies, fresh off sealing a move to Bayern Munich, returned to the Vancouver lineup with two goals and two assists in a win over Minnesota.
Shaka Hislop and Janusz Michallik delve deeper into Bayern's acquisition of Alphonso Davies and what the club needs to do to ensure he continues to flourish.
Then ESPN FC crew evaluate the value of Bayern Munich's $13.5 million transfer of Vancouver Whitecaps youngster Alphonso Davies.

U.S. striker Jozy Altidore hopes Alphonso Davies can be a role model for young black players following the 17-year-old's record move to Bayern Munich.

In signing for the German champions last month, Davies broke the transfer record for an outgoing MLS player that had stood since Altidore's move to Villarreal in 2008.

Altidore said he believes Davies has a "very, very bright future" and that the Canada international can be an inspiration for others to follow in his footsteps.

"Huge congrats...

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Diego Maradona: Mexico doesn't deserve 2026 World Cup; U.S., Canada lack passion

ESPN's Sam Borden joins Bob Ley to discuss what the 2026 tournament will look like and what kind of an impact it will have on the host nations.

Argentina legend Diego Maradona says he does not like the decision to have Mexico, Canada and the United States host the 2026 World Cup, decrying the countries' lack of success and passion for the sport.

FIFA decided on Wednesday that the 2026 event, the first to have 48 teams participating, would be split between the three North American countries, with 60 games in the U.S. and 10 each in Canada and Mexico.

The decision will make Mexico the first country to host three times, but Maradona suggested...


England's hopes of hosting 2030 World Cup boosted by North America's 2026 win

Sebi Salazar is joined by Sam Borden and Gab Marcotti to delve deeper into how the 2026 World Cup bid was won by the United bid.
ESPN's Sam Borden joins Bob Ley to discuss what the 2026 tournament will look like and what kind of an impact it will have on the host nations.

England's chances of hosting the 2030 World Cup have increased significantly with FIFA's decision to stage the 2026 tournament in North America, according to FIFA vice-president David Gill.

The "United" bid of the United States, Mexico and Canada defeated Morocco, its only challenger, as 200 national football federations cast their ballots to cap FIFA's annual Congress in Russia on Wednesday.

The Football Association is understood to be strongly considering a bid to host the World Cup in 2030, and...

By ESPN Staff

Estadio Azteca in Mexico City in plans to open 2026 World Cup - Decio De Maria

The United States, Mexico and Canada earned a 134-65 vote win over Morocco to earn the right to host the 2026 World Cup.
The World Cup is coming to North America as the United States, Mexico and Canada are confirmed as hosts of the 2026 tournament.

MOSCOW -- Mexico federation president Decio de Maria gave a strong hint that Estadio Azteca will be the setting for the opening game of the 2026 World Cup.

The joint bid from United States, Mexico and Canada won Wednesday's vote in Moscow to host the expanded 48-team 2026 World Cup and De Maria hinted that Mexico, which will host 10 of the 80 games, may have won its battle to host the inaugural match.

"We should send Estadio Azteca a bouquet of flowers because of all the 23 stadiums that make up...