De La Hoya joins US World Cup bidders

BY foxsports • March 1, 2010

Retired boxer Oscar De La Hoya has joined the U.S. bid committee trying to win the right to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022.

De La Hoya is a part-owner of Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo.

England, Netherlands-Belgium, Russia, Spain-Portugal, Australia and Japan also are bidding to host both World Cups. Indonesia, Qatar and South Korea are bidding for 2022 only.

FIFA's executive committee will vote on Dec. 2.

Other U.S. board members include former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and director Spike Lee.