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But could U.S. top the vuvuzela?

Kansas Sens. Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback were among the 26 signers of a bipartisan letter trying to persuade FIFA president Sepp Blatter to let America to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022, touting the nation's "diverse population" of soccer-crazy immigrants. The United States last hosted the World Cup in 1994. One reader's response on a blog posting on the Hill newspaper: "I hope they don't hold it in Arizona."