Organisers of the joint US-Canada-Mexico bid have promised a record $11bn profit for Fifa but anti-US sentiment globally has put a once-certain bid in real jeopardy.
The dust has settled, and Carlos Cordeiro has decisively won the election for US Soccer president. Here's how it happened.
SportBusiness International reviews the slate of candidates in the hotly-contested race to succeed Sunil Gulati as US Soccer Federation president.
Events – the USA's World Cup qualification debacle, the football federation's presidential election and two lower-league clubs bringing a case against Fifa to CAS – have conspired to put promotion and relegation back on the MLS agenda. Frank Dunne reports.