Houston Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell to help city bid to be a 2026 men’s World Cup venue

Jane Campbell has joined the committee for the World Cup bid
Jane Campbell has joined the committee for the World Cup bid (Zuma Press/PA Images)
13:25pm, Thu 06 Aug 2020
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Houston Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell has joined Houston’s bid committee to host the 2026 men’s World Cup in the US and Canada.

She joins, among others, Major League Soccer stars DaMarcus Beasley and Brian Ching.

The committee’s chairman John Arnold said: "We are excited to have Jane joining our board.

"She brings a fresh perspective to many of the legacy programmes we are planning, and she can offer the view of a professional athlete and national team player as we conceptualise plans for 2026.”

Campbell said she was honoured to be involved.

“I’m looking forward to learning from the committee members and using my on and off field experiences with the Dash Organisation and US National team to help bring a player’s perspective.

“I can’t wait to get started and push to make Houston a host city for the 2026 World Cup.’’

The 2026 World Cup will be played across 16 cities in the US and Canada. Houston are among 17 US cities vying for ten spots and the successful bids will be announced next year.

Campbell recently won the National Women’s Soccer League Challenge Cup with Dash and is a star of the US national team.

The committee’s president Chris Canetti said: "Jane is going to be an invaluable resource when it comes to helping develop our strategies around growing the women’s game.

 “If you know Jane, you know she brings passion, and we look forward to channelling that into our bid efforts.”

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