Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) – a Co-Chair of the Congressional Soccer Caucus – has announced that they will support the United States Soccer Federation’s bid to jointly host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup alongside Mexico.
The co-chairs, including Rep. Castor, provided a resolution commending the bid. It is a bipartisan, bicameral effort.
"Women's soccer is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and no country is better positioned to showcase the sport than the United States," said the members in a joint statement. "The Women's FIFA World Cup is poised to break attendance records, generate economic growth and tourism, and lead to further development in women's soccer and youth sports.”
The resolution continued by the United States has all the resources to properly host a worldwide event such as the Women’s World Cup.
“With state of the art infrastructure and a plethora of potential host cities, holding the tournament in the United States would set a new standard for quality and security,” said the lawmakers. “We look forward to working with the White House, relevant federal agencies, and our state and local partners to support the efforts of the U.S. Soccer Federation to bring the 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup to the United States."
The United States, Mexico, and Canada are hosting the men’s edition World Cup in a joint bid as well. That tournament will take place in 2026.
With this in mind, the U.S. Soccer Federation President Cindy Parlow Cone mentioned that the notion that the U.S. is hosting both the men and women in consecutive years demonstrates the U.S. Soccer Federation’s “commitment to gender equality.”
“We are incredibly thankful for the support from Congress for the U.S. Soccer’s New Heights Bid to bring the 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup to the United States and Mexico. Women’s soccer has seen increased investments and groundbreaking achievements in revenue, viewership, and participation across the globe,” said Federation President Cone. “Our joint bid not only promises to set attendance and financial records but also underscores our commitment to gender equality by hosting back-to-back Men's and Women's World Cups. The financial success we can generate by hosting the Women’s World Cup will also have an incredible impact on women’s soccer across the globe.”
The U.S. Women’s National Team has had a fair amount of success in the Women’s World Cup. They have won two out of the last three tournaments and four overall.
Congresswoman Castor represents Florida's 14th Congressional District.