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World Cup bid inspectors visit Washington; Guatemala defeats El Salvador in friendly at RFK

FIFA rep Danny Jordaan kicking it with George Mason players during inspection tour that visited the Fairfax campus, a proposed training venue as part of the U.S. World Cup bid. (Photo by Tony Quinn)

*The six-man FIFA delegation arrived in Washington late Tuesday afternoon for a visit that will last less than 24 hours but enlighten members to the city's plans as a high-profile venue for World Cup matches in 2018 or '22. Read my full story about the tour and Washington's role in the U.S. bid. After stops at the White House, Washington Monument and FedEx Field, the traveling party is off to Miami this afternoon for the third stop in a five-city, four-day trip.

*While the group was dining last night at the Mandarin Oriental with local political leaders, White House representatives and U.S. soccer officials, including national team coach Bob Bradley, an international friendly between El Salvador and Guatemala was taking place at a 1994 World Cup venue, RFK Stadium. Colleague Paul Tenorio covered the match.

By Steve Goff  |  September 8, 2010; 7:32 AM ET
Categories:  CONCACAF , USA World Cup bid , USSF  | Tags: World Cup bid  
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Incredible that a team with both Quintinilla and Castillo was shut out...

Posted by: Reignking | September 8, 2010 7:58 AM | Report abuse

Only 12k at RFK? Wow. Last time there was more than 30k.

Posted by: Juan-John1 | September 8, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Re: Full story. Why would the US hosts give the FIFA delegation DC United jerseys? Are we trying to win this bid or what? Tell them that we're a short train ride away from Thierry Henry et al.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | September 8, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

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