U.S. not swayed by Australia's plans

Updated: June 12, 2010, 12:26 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

RUSTENBURG, South Africa -- United States Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati said Saturday that the decision by Football Federation Australia to back out of bidding for the 2018 World Cup and instead focus on 2022 would have no bearing on the USSF's bid to host either tournament.

Speaking just hours before the United States' World Cup opener against England, Gulati said, "Australia's decision doesn't change our thinking at all."

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