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De La Hoya joins bid team

Updated: March 5, 2010, 1:18 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Oscar De La Hoya, the retired former 10-time titleholder in six weight classes, will always be linked to boxing. But he also has ties to soccer as part-owner of Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo.

Now, he's joined the effort to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022, accepting an invitation to join the board of directors for the USA Bid Committee in its effort to land soccer's biggest tournament.

"Oscar is a passionate soccer fan who is contributing to the ...

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