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West Ham United aims for North American grow

IPSWICH, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Felipe Anderson of West Ham United celebrates scoring the opening goal of the match during the pre-season friendly match between Ipswich Town and West Ham United at Portman Road on July 28, 2018 in Ipswich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
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The team is working towards the 2026 FIFA World Cup in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico; it wants to have more North American fans

Aiming for a chance to have more North American fans, West Ham United is focusing in the United States.

The club wants to benefit out of the 2026 FIFA World Cup to be played in three North American countries and is looking to grow in the Americas market.

The English Premier League side has just announced its plans to have more fans in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico.

But also is aiming to discover talent that might be helpful in the future.

“West Ham has been embedded in North America for over 12 years now,” the club wrote on its official website on Wednesday.

“Not only through the immense expansion of the Premier League’s TV audience viewing but through grassroots and elite level youth football development work.”

West Ham United has been organizing events in the United States with different football academies, looking for the next big young star.

“At any given time, the Hammers have over 100,000 connections with youth soccer players and their families in North America which has led to a huge fan base and following.”