We must beware catching a whiff of politics here, but a number of Middle Eastern nations have suddenly severed ties with 2022 World Cup host Qatar, allegedly over ties with Iran. Were there to be serious international political issues, FIFA would have an excuse to do something they should have done anyway, stripping Qatar of the World Cup and returning the event to its proper summer position.
And the logical place to hold that World Cup is the US. Yeah, there's a joint US-Canada-Mexico bid out there for 2026, but why wait? And, no offense to my family in Canada or our passionate friends in Mexico, why bother crossing borders? The US doesn't need to build or modify a single stadium or update a single piece of infrastructure to host the event. We have, by far, the biggest collection of appropriate stadiums in the world. It's not even close. FIFA need only ask which cities it wants to be in.
Because of our infrastructure situation, they really can pull the trigger any time up to the year before. However, doing it now will allow Qatar to avoid investing in pointless stadiums they don't deserve anyway. Move the World Cup.