Ever heard of Hernanes or Cerro Porteno or Ronaldo or Diego Maradona.. or the football legend Pele? It’s okay if you haven’t. By and large, Americans aren’t exactly crazy about soccer or what the rest of the world calls football, even though the 1994 World Cup in the U.S. did draw record crowds of 3.58 million people.
Regardless of how you feel about soccer – if you’re reading this, you probably are pretty crazy about Oakland. And Oakland has a chance to be one of the 18 finalists submitted as part of USA’s bid to host the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup. Oakland already has advanced to the round of 27. And it needs your vote to get to the round of 18.
So go ahead and vote for Oakland by going to the USA Bid Committee’s site -