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Sports Monday: Could Houston Host World Cup Matches In 2026?

Jeff Balke joins Houston Matters to discuss the latest developments in local sports.


The Astros have won 11 in a row after sweeping the Kansas City Royals over the weekend and completing a perfect 10-0 road trip. Plus, Astros owner Jim Crane has worked out a deal with the PGA Tour to continue the Houston Open. And, with the United States, Canada, and Mexico winning the bid to host the 2026 World Cup, could Houston host any of the matches?

Houston Matters discusses those and other developments in local sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.