Forget Tough Times, Let's Play Futbol!

We just stopped by the official city website where the leading link -- above details on the sales tax hike -- is a request that citizens sign a petition to bring the World Cup to the United States. Philly is on the list of 27 cities that could potentially host a match.

We wondered if the mayor's British press aide, Luke Butler, had anything to do with this. But he said no. Guess the city just wanted to promote some happy news for once...

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