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Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Actor Pitt joins U.S. World Cup bid

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The United States has added more star power to its bid for the 2018 or 2022 World Cups, putting actor Brad Pitt on the committee trying to bring back soccer's premier event.

The USA Bid Committee said on Wednesday that Pitt accepted an invitation to join the group, which also includes former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and comedian Drew Carey.

Pitt said he was honored to join the effort to have the U.S. again host "the world's greatest sporting event."

The U.S. hosted the tournament in 1994.

FIFA's executive committee will select the 2018 and 2022 hosts in a vote on Dec. 2.