The NextUp Soccer Leaders Summit, organized by LeagueApps and SOCCER.COM, concluded on March 31 with a closing session entitled “World Cup 2026 – US cities and what comes next.”
Moderated by Maryland SoccerPlex Executive Director Matt Libber, the panel featured:
- Kathy Nelson, President and CEO of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation
- Monica Paul, Executive Director of the Dallas Sports Commission
- Terry Hasseltine, President of the Sport and Entertainment Corp. of Maryland
Watch the 36-minute discussion below as the speakers discuss the bidding process and goals for the 2026 campaign.