The united bid was selected over a competing bid from Morocco, in a vote among some 203 Federation Internationale de Football Association members that was held in Moscow on the eve of the 2018 World Cup, hosted by Russia.
Perhaps most crucially, Americans are no longer isolated from the world game and thousands of them watch Europe's Champions League and England's Premier League, developing a knowledge of the sport and its greatest talents.
In an interaction with Catch News, Rao said, "Through this, I am sending best wishes to all the teams participating in the tournament".
Well here they are in 2018, with a more challenging and exciting squad which could take them all the way to the top of the World in Moscow.
"I don't think we should focus on our friendlies", he said.
Qatar, who will host the 2022 edition of the World Cup, voted for the kingdom.
The Cup will feature 48 teams in 2026, up 16 from this year.
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The musical also won Best Revival, Best Choreography, and Best Leading Actress in a Musical, among others. He finished by saying: "Your biggest obstacle may turn into your objective ".
Moroccan sports journalist Omar Chraybi acknowledged that "technically speaking, it's understandable - the US bid capacity surpasses Morocco's".
This was the first World Cup vote since 2010, when two hosts were named and afterwards investigators from the United States and Switzerland unveiled corruption on an unprecedented scale. That remains the only World Cup the Canadian men have ever qualified for.
The spokesperson said it was "regrettable" that seven Arab nations did not supported Morocco, including close political allies such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
"When they help us fight against corruption, of course, we are pleased", Infantino said.
The bribery scandal put the governing body on the brink, FIFA President Gianni Infantino told the congress ahead of Wednesday's vote.
The choice is clear - between a slick bid based on gleaming stadiums in the United States, Mexico and Canada or an ambitious attempt from Morocco based on as-yet largely unbuilt facilities. There will be 16 host cities, with 10 being in the USA and 3 being in both Mexico and Canada. With three host countries, it would be natural to give all three host sides a Day 1 showcase. However, the French legend was also voted the best player at the tournament, scoring three goals in six games, including one in the final.
There had been concerns that political factors, such as the United States' waning popularity overseas and what was perceived as an interfering tweet about the bid from President Donald Trump, would count against it.