In a bold move, instead of actually selecting cities and stadia, tournament organizers have decided to hold matches in every city in America.
This, of course, is not quite true, but I think you'll agree that the notion of holding a 12-team tournament in 13 different stadia is patently ridiculous. Throw in the fact that stadia are in some instances several thousand kilometres and a continent apart, and you have the makings of a travel nightmare for the teams.
The only more nightmarish travel scenario would be me trying to get to one of the games. Here are the host cities, and driving distance from my home:
|Bank of America Stadium||Charlotte||2623|
|Raymond James Stadium||Tampa||3257|
|KC Soccer Stadium||Kansas City||1324|
|Cowboys Stadium||Arlington, TX||2075|
|Home Depot Center||Carson, CA||2479|
|Red Bull Arena||Harrison, NJ||2644|
|New Meadowlands Stadium||East Rutherford, NJ||2655|
|RFK Stadium||Washington, DC||2526|
|Rose Bowl||Pasadena, CA||3202|
I guess I'll be sitting this one out.