FIFA has approved a plan to fast track the bidding for the 2026 World Cup.
Ninety-three percent of the 209 voting members of the Congress approved the 2026 plan, setting the United States-led North American bid on course to officially land the hosting rights as early as June 2018.
"We have to make sure this bidding process is bulletproof," Gianni Infantino said.
Sunil Gulati said he wants to avoid being presumptuous but is confident of the North American bid.
"In a way, we weren't really a sophisticated soccer country in 1994," Gulati said. "We've had such growth since then. ... It's a great focal point, a vision for everyone connected to the game. And maybe also for the men's national team, where we can dream about what might happen at that tournament."