The three countries presented a "United Bid" that promised to take football to a combined 500million people in North America and were awarded 134 votes to Morocco's 65. "Football today is the only victor". Instead of a small executive committee making the decision, this time it was done by a vote of FIFA's over 200 member nations.
"Hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup is a rare and important moment to demonstrate that we are all truly united through sport", Cordeiro said.
Of the 80 games, 10 matches will be held in Canada, 10 in Mexico and 60 in the US with the final played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, home to the NFL's New York Giants and New York Jets.
While the US and Mexico have become World Cup mainstays throughout the tournament's past, this is particularly pertinent for Canada - who has appeared in just one World Cup (1986). Canada has never hosted a men's World Cup but held the women's tournament in 2015.
With just two bids, the trio bid (known as United 2026) was far and away the favorite.
This is the first World Cup since 2006 to be hosted in Europe.
"The World Cup is of great significance for our country".
Allied with that unpredictability came an unpalatable presence at the heart of the United bid - U.S. President Donald Trump. As a host country, Canada will be allowed to play in the 2026 games. Canada, Mexico and the US are home to a combined 491 million people and two of the world's biggest media markets. All soccer venues are expected to be ready by the time the 2026 World Cup rolls around.
Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said he will attend the World Cup as a guest of Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The wounds of 2018 may still sting for the US, but for today at least, the Yanks, El Tri and The Canucks have won in the biggest way possible.
"We cast our vote for the "United" bid as we believe the independent technical assessment made its advantages very clear".
The United bid will, however, be of huge appeal to the Federation Internationale de Football Association bean-counters as the bid team claims the ability to generate a projected profit of more than £8 billion for the governing body.