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Conor Sen

The World Cup's Biggest Winner May Be Kansas City

The city is already a regional sports hub with relatively cheap housing. Attention from hosting the ultimate soccer event could help make it the next migration hot spot for the US.

Enthusiam will be contagious.

Enthusiam will be contagious.

Photographer: Scott Olson/Getty Images 

US cities designated to host the 2026 World Cup — to be held in North America — include most of the globally powerful names you might expect: Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco.

And then there's Kansas City.