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Brad Pitt joins committee to bring World Cup to the U.S.

The Juice* is already super geeked about the World Cup starting in a little more than a week, but thankfully we've found a celebrity angle you'll care about: Brad Pitt has just joined the USA Bid Committee board of directors to get the contest brought to America for 2018 or 2022. Tampa is listed as a possible host city, so don't skip this item just yet.

“Soccer is a truly global sport and the opportunity to join the effort to have the U.S. host the world’s greatest sporting event again is a great honor,” Pitt said in a press release that landed in our inbox Wednesday. “FIFA has set a world standard for using sport as a tool for positive social change and I’m proud to be associated with a United States World Cup Bid that has so ardently adhered to the principles established by FIFA.”

In other words, bring the World Cup to the U.S. because A) it means a lot of money coming to the States -- and Pitt's pet charities -- and B) our men's national team gets an automatic berth, and Mrs. Juice* has a serious crush on Landon Donovan. If those aren't good reasons, what are?

[Photo: He just looks like a footie fan, don't he? Getty Images]

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 10:45am]


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