Anxious that rivals might try to turn the vote into a referendum on Trump, who is deeply unpopular in many parts of the world, organizers of the North American bid took pains to dissociate their efforts from politics.
It will be the first time since 1994 that the USA will have hosted the monthlong soccer extravaganza, and will come two years before Los Angeles welcomes back the 2028 Summer Olympics.
The joint bid from North America offers a choice from 23 stadiums including three each in Canada and Mexico, which are each scheduled to host 10 games.
Mexico will once again enjoy itself this summer, as the 2018 tournament prepares to kick off on Thursday, but there has been a bitter taste in many Americans' mouths since the U.S. Men's National Team's failure in the build up to Russian Federation.More news: Navarro Voices Regret for Harsh Words About Canadian Leader
Well, in April 2017, it was announced that Canada, the United States, and Mexico (jointly the CONCACAF, aka the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) would launch a joint bid for the tournament.
Whether FIFA also extends this courtesy to Mexico and Canada - the latter a relative nonentity in worldwide soccer that has qualified for just one World Cup in 1986 - remains to be seen.
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It is the fifth time Morocco has bid to host the tournament. But in the end, it was a non-factor, as the "United Bid" earned more than double the votes of Morocco.
"It's a bit emotional for us today", US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro told the FIFA Congress.
One member nation voted for neither of the two bids, according to governing body's official website.More news: Putin says willing to meet Trump whenever US is ready
More than 200 national football federations are to set to vote at around midday local time in Moscow (0900 GMT) at their annual meeting one day before the 2018 World Cup kicks off.
He also added that the country receives thousands of tourists, and Morocco would sell game tickets for reasonable prices.
The vote started after the bidding nations introduced their bids in front of FIFA delegates and football association representatives.
The race to host the 2026 World Cup comes to a head on Wednesday with major pros and cons still connected to both the Morocco and "United" bids.
The wounds of 2018 may still sting for the US, but for today at least, the Yanks, El Tri and The Canucks have won in the biggest way possible. The MetLife Stadium in New York City will host the prestigious World Cup final.
Other cities on the list are Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Edmonton, Guadalajara, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Monterrey, Montreal, Nashville, New York/NewJersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington, DC.More news: Can Neymar help Brazil forget their 2014 disaster?
Now that the months of hard yards and near-permanent politicking are out of the way, the really difficult part begins for the North American team - preparing for the biggest World Cup in history.