The United States and Mexico announce plans to jointly bid to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup


The United States, along with Mexico and Canada, will host the Men’s World Cup as early as 2026. (Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The United States and Mexico are working to bring the 2027 Women’s World Cup to North America.

The US Soccer Federation and the Mexican Soccer Federation announced plans for a joint bid to host the next tournament. It would be the third time the United States had hosted, although not since 2003, and the first time Mexico had hosted. Canada hosted the 2015 World Cup.

“The United States has always been a world leader in women’s football and we would be honored to partner with Mexico to host the world’s premier event for women’s football,” said US Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone in a statement. “Hosting the 2027 Women’s World Cup gives us an incredible opportunity to close two historic years of World Cup football in the CONCACAF region and help us continue to grow football in our confederation associations. A record six CONCACAF teams will play at the Women’s World Cup this summer, and the United States and Mexico aim to continue to push the development of women’s football across the region.”

It’s unclear exactly how the bid will go, but FIFA has set a deadline of May 19 for countries to submit a formal bid for the 2027 Women’s World Cup. It will then decide who can officially host in 2024.

In theory, the tournament would look similar to the 2026 World Cup. The United States, Canada and Mexico join forces to host the next men’s tournament. Canada will host two cities and Mexico will have three. The remaining 10 will be in the United States.

Brazil and South Africa have also expressed interest in hosting the tournament, and Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany have discussed a joint bid.

The next Women’s World Cup will be held in Australia and New Zealand this summer. It is the first time that 32 countries will participate.

Both the United States and Mexico have seen rapid growth in their national women’s leagues in recent years. The National Women’s Soccer League has already announced plans to add two more new teams in 2024 and the Liga MX Femenil has already expanded to 18 teams.

“Women’s football in Mexico has experienced sustained growth over the past five years and its development, both on and off the pitch, coupled with the empowerment of women that it has achieved and will continue to achieve, is one of the most strategic Priorities of the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol,” Mexican Football Federation President Yon de Luisa said in a statement.

“It is our pleasure to once again join forces with the US Soccer Association to follow this World Cup for our region, which will no doubt be historic.”

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