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U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati (center), Canadian CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani (left) and Mexican Football Federation President Decio De Maria present their unified bid for the 2026 World Cup at a news conference in New York City on Monday. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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United States midfielder Carli Lloyd (center) moves the ball upfield against England during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup match on March 4 in Harrison, N.J. England won the match, 1-0. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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U.S. men's national soccer team coach Bruce Arena watches his team during a practice session on Jan. 11, in Carson, Calif. Arena returned to the U.S. team in November to salvage its run for World Cup qualification. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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U.S. Men's Soccer Goes Back To The Future With New Coach, New Priorities

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Maracanã Stadium's turf is dry, worn and filled with ruts and holes. Those soccer clubs that call the stadium home plan to meet and discuss how to bring Maracanã up to game-worthy shape. The question is, who will pay for the repairs? Nacho Doce/Reuters hide caption

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Bruce Arena has been rehired to coach the U.S. Men's Soccer Team. He's previously coached the team from 1998-2006 where he posted a record of 71 wins, 30 losses and 29 draws. Alex Gallardo/AP hide caption

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Brazilian soccer star Pele displays the FIFA World Cup during its presentation in Rio de Janeiro in February 2010. Pele's World Cup winner's medals from 1958, 1962 and 1970 are up for auction. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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United States players celebrate a goal against Guatemala during the second half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio. The United States beat Guatemala 4-0. Jay LaPrete/AP hide caption

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Former Honduran President Rafael Callejas leaves federal court in New York City on Monday after pleading guilty to conspiracy charges in a wide-ranging FIFA soccer scandal. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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A soccer ball covered with flags is painted on a wall in the township of Khayelitsha, South Africa. The image of South Africa's 2010 World Cup has been shattered by allegations that its bid over a decade ago was boosted by bribes of more than $10 million to secure FIFA votes — allegations FIFA addressed in Wednesday's request for restitution. Schalk van Zuydam/AP hide caption

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U.S. forward Abby Wambach waves to fans at the end of a practice session Tuesday in New Orleans for Wednesday's final U.S. victory tour match, against China. Wambach will be playing in her final match with the team. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Abby Wambach of the U.S. women's national soccer team (right) stands with teammates during a practice in October. The team canceled a friendly match against Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday because of the poor state of the artificial turf. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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