Soccer in America: World Cup play begins without U.S. team, but does landing the 2026 bid mean a brighter future ahead?

Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger controls the ball against the Portland Timbers during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Bridgeview, Ill. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Americans won’t be able to cheer for the U.S. Men’s National Team in this year’s World Cup after the team failed to qualify for the first time in more than 30 years. But U.S. Soccer still sees a bright future after landing the coveted United Bid for the 2026 World Cup. WGN’s Ryan Burrow goes in-depth to look at Soccer in America.