Morgan Freeman, Spike Lee, Bill Clinton, Mia Hamm Star in Video for Go USA Bid

Go USA Bid brought out the big guns in its efforts to rally support for the United States as the host country for FIFA World Cup 2018 or 2022, releasing a video narrated by Morgan Freeman and featuring Spike Lee, Bill Clinton, and Mia Hamm.

The video is aimed at bolstering support for the USA Bid Committee, as winning locations will be announced Dec. 2. The celebrities are joined by “a celebration of fans and players from across the country expressing and displaying their passion for the game,” according to Go USA Bid.

Freeman wrote in an email to supporters:

I am proud to lend my voice to this remarkable effort to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States. Soccer is the world’s game, its beauty and simplicity embraced by people in every corner of the globe. I have seen the game’s power to bring people together, to stoke their passion, to realize their dreams. Together, we are living the power of soccer.

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