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  Soccer Research Library
Established in 1979, the National Soccer Hall of Fame houses an extensive archive of memorabilia associated with soccer in the United States.
Recognizing that there are thousands of soccer players and builders deserving public recognition for their contributions to soccer, the National Soccer Hall of Fame is willing to assist state and local soccer organizations in plans to create their own soccer hall of fame starting with this manual.
The American Soccer History Archives are a comprehensive repository of information, statistics and essays relating to all aspects of the history of soccer in the United States from the 1860's to the present.
www.soccerhall.org /Library_Index.htm   (1094 words)

  Soccer in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
History of soccer in the U.S. The first football club in the United States was the Oneida Football Club of Boston, Massachusetts, founded in 1862.
However, the word "soccer" was beginning to catch on, and the St Louis Soccer League was a significant regional competition between 1907 and 1939.
Soccer is far more economical for a cash-strapped youth organization than American football (far less player protection, fewer officials and less complex field equipment is required in soccer) while at the same the insurance risks associated with American football far surpass that of soccer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Soccer_in_the_United_States   (1227 words)

 United States Soccer Federation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) is the official governing body of the sport of soccer in the United States.
The USSF is also responsible for sanctioning referees and soccer tournaments for most soccer leagues in the United States.
What is now the United States Soccer Federation was originally the US Football Association, formed in 1913 by the merger of the American Football Association and the American Amateur Football Association and became one of the earliest member organizations of FIFA.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Soccer_Federation   (883 words)

 United Soccer Leagues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Soccer Leagues (USL) is directly affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA).
Before the beginning the 1990/91 indoor season the league again changed its name to the Sunbelt Independent Soccer League, and again prior to the beginning of the 1991/92 indoor season the league changed its name to the United States Interregional Soccer League, better known as the USISL.
In 1995, after briefly renaming themselves the United States International Soccer League, the league changed its name to the United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues and formally established an amateur Premier League and a professional Pro League.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Soccer_Leagues   (477 words)

 United States Soccer Federation
As the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States, U.S. Soccer has helped chart the course for the sport in the USA for 90 years.
That successful tournament was organized in the United States on behalf of FIFA in just four months (after it was moved out of China because of the SARS epidemic) and would eventually attract more than 350,000 fans and achieve a financial surplus for FIFA of more than $6 million.
U.S. Soccer is a non-profit, largely volunteer organization with much of its business administered by a national council of elected officials representing four administrative arms: youth players 19 years of age and under; adult players over the age of 19; the professional division and athletes.
www.soccerhall.org /US_NationalTeamRec_Intro.htm   (1859 words)

 Soccer in the United States, 1900-1920
During the period of 1900 to 1920, the sport of soccer was going through the same early activities in the United States that it was in many other countries: The formation of national governing organizations, the establishment of competitions to determine national champions, and start of ventures into competition against other countries.
Although St. Louis soccer already had an excellent reputation, as evidenced by the fact that the Pilgrims travelled that far west on their two American tours, it still was relatively isolated from the Eastern soccer hotbeds in the first decade of the century.
Of course, the United States is still a nation of immigrants, but the famous American melting pot has had a large effect, and those immigrant groups are much more assimilated into the American population than they were 80 years ago, and often more interested in sports like baseball and basketball than in soccer.
www.sover.net /~spectrum/century.html   (8302 words)

 The History of Soccer
The modern-day outgrowth of soccer is known to have started in England, and the first ball reportedly was the head of a dead Danish brigand.
It is impossible to say accurately where and when soccer started - but it is reasonable to assume that some type of ball game - from which the organised sport we know today developed - has been played somewhere on the planet for over 3000 years.
Soccer's global spread began in the late 1800s, when British traders, sailors, and soldiers carried the sport all over the world.
www.soccer-for-parents.com /history-of-soccer.html   (928 words)

 Women’s World Cup soccer returning to United States - May 27, 2003
The Women’s World Cup is coming back to the United States this fall, four years after captivating the country with a championship team that made household names of Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain.
Soccer’s governing body awarded the tournament to the United States on Monday three weeks after the showcase event was removed from China because of the SARS virus.
The decision by FIFA’s eight-member emergency committee in Zurich, Switzerland, was widely expected because the United States was considered best equipped to handle the 16-team tournament on such short notice.
archive.dailyitem.com /archive/2003/0527/sports/stories/12sports.htm   (522 words)

USSSA Soccer is committed to provide multiple levels of playing and training opportunities that will provide greater soccer involvement in our cities and states and form new partnerships to enhance a competitive environment for developing players which will bring countless new boys, girls, men and women into our soccer family.
This is a Soccer specific information sheet that will let USSSA Soccer know what your Soccer interests are and be used as a tool to inform interested Coaches on all levels information specific to each player as they progress through their Soccer careers.
USSSA is a Member of the United States Soccer Federation and shall be governed by the United States Soccer Federation By-Laws and the Constitution of the United States Specialty Sports Association, By-Laws of USSSA Soccer, the USSSA Soccer Handbook, Directives and Policies as issued from the Association’s National Headquarters.
www.usssa.com /usssa/usssa-general/USSSASOCCERHANDBOOK.htm   (9485 words)

 United Soccer Leagues (USL)
For many years, soccer afficionados in the United States, including the leadership of the United States Soccer Federation, the sports national governing body, have grappled with the issue of player development.
In a country as large as the United States, and with the sport of soccer growing on so many grassroots levels, the task of identifying the best players across America's 50 states has been a problem, which has been confounding the games experts.
The SYL pilot season in 1999 began with 16 teams in two major regions of the United States and expanded to 75 teams in five major regions in 2000.
supery.uslsoccer.com /about/QA/index_E.html   (1010 words)

 Beckham bids farewell to Man United fans - Boston.com
Manchester United turned David Beckham into an international star, and on Tuesday he bid an emotional farewell to Old Trafford before he leaves European soccer for the United States.
Injury forced him to withdraw from a star-filled European side that faced United to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the European Union and the Red Devils' half century of play in continental soccer.
United leads the Premier League by nine points and remains in contention for the Champions League and The Football Association Cup.
www.boston.com /sports/soccer/articles/2007/03/13/beckham_bids_farewell_to_man_united_fans   (495 words)

 MatchNight.com - AMERICA'S SOCCER NEWS NETWORK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Another mission of MatchNight in America is to assist professional soccer teams to better market their product to potential sponsors and customers and to build stronger relationships with their fans.
For the fans, by the fans, and for the benefit and growth of professional soccer in the United States.
This website is an unofficial and independently-operated source of soccer news and information and is not directly affiliated with or endorsed by any team, league or their owners.
www.matchnight.com /mn-aboutus.cfm?article=1   (467 words)

 Soccer | St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
Soccer in America is in a strangely paradoxical position.
The United States soccer team participated in the 1904 Olympic games in St. Louis and in 1914 the United States Football Association (USFA) was granted full membership in FIFA, the governing body of world soccer.
Professional soccer as a spectator sport finally appeared to have taken root in America when a seven game contract was signed with national television in 1977.
www.bookrags.com /research/soccer-sjpc-04   (1181 words)

 United States Soccer Maps, Soccer Maps in United States
The rules allow the soccer field sizes reduced mainly to women or for those with disabilities, and for players under the age or 16 and 35 years.
United States Soccer Maps even talks about the soccer positions like how to teach soccer positions both for defense and offense that occurs.
Apart from that soccer coaches need not be told about their games which looks forward to dry, well maintained pitch for their graceful quality performance.
www.mapsofworld.com /usa/usa-maps/united-states-soccer-maps.html   (303 words)

 United States National Soccer Players Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Had a similar event happened at a stadium in the United States, we have no doubt that the US Soccer Federation and the United States Olympic Committee would have issued immediate public apologies and would have taken action to be sure that such conduct would not happen in the future.
We treasure the fact that soccer is a means to bring together people of different backgrounds and heritage, not a battlefield for the airing of prejudices and hostilities.
Therefore, we are calling on the Mexican Soccer Federation, the Olympic Committee of Mexico, and the United States Soccer Federation to act within the spirit of competition and sportsmanship, to do the right thing by the players and their fans.
www.ussoccerplayers.com /exclusives/409527.html   (1124 words)

 United Soccer Leagues
As the largest organization of soccer leagues in North America, United Soccer Leagues is dedicated to growing the sport at the grassroots level in every community across the US and Canada.
United Soccer Leagues officially announced the single-table alignments for the USL First Division and USL Second Division for the 2007 season.
The United Soccer Leagues Second Division is a professional men's soccer league in North America, part of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) league pyramid.
pointme.to /soccer/usl.htm   (484 words)

 usyouthsoccer.org - United States Youth Soccer Association
Although it was considered revolutionary at the time, the goal was to unite the worlds of youth soccer in the United States through a democratic structure to provide uniform rules and guidelines.
After many drafts, with the help of State Associations, the documents were submitted to the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) for consideration.
The vision laid the groundwork for the various youth soccer organizations to join and bring the youth soccer community together and better the game, US Youth Soccer has grown into the largest youth sports organization in the United States.
www.usyouthsoccer.org /index.php?s=&url_channel_id=3&url_subchannel_id=&url_article_id=5&change_well_id=2   (351 words)

 Coastal Soccer - a new generation of training
Coastal Soccer was founded with the goal of enhancing the quality of soccer in the United States through the use of professional instruction by successful American players.
Recognizing that we are working with the new generation of American soccer, we encourage players to strive for the development and success of the game in our country.
Whether players aspire to win the State Cup or score their first goal of the season, we believe it is important for them to be aware of their progress and to celebrate each accomplishment.
www.coastalsoccer.net /about.html   (398 words)

 United Soccer Leagues (USL)
The largest organization of elite-level soccer leagues in North America, United Soccer Leagues is dedicated to growing the sport at the grassroots level in every community.
This vision and commitment to develop a soccer nation by fans, investors, administrators, coaches, and players has created the foundation for the growth of the sport, while presenting affordable, exciting family entertainment in over 100 cities and towns on the continent.
US Club Soccer is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop competitive club soccer in the United States.
uslsoccer.com /home/155882.html   (1032 words)

 United States Adult Soccer Association
The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) is the National Governing Body for soccer in the United States, as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee.
The United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) and the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) are the members of the Youth Council.
Major League Soccer, and the USL 1st division are members of the Professional Council.
www.usasa.com /About/Structure/index_E.html   (491 words)

 United States Futsal Federation
The United States Futsal Federation (USFF) is the national governing body for the sport of Futsal, in the United States.
The United States Futsal Federation [USFF] was incorporated in January, 1981 in California.
Top competitive competition in the United States, which is the National Championship, is only a minute part of the National Futsal movement.
futsal.com /Welcome/welcomeusff.htm   (1658 words)

 Soccer Equipment Soccer Gear
Be proud of your club or camp and advertise it to everyone around by using your very own soccer balls.
The Soccer Stop is the one and only stop you need to make.
All of our employees are soccer players or coaches, so they are ready to help you make the best possible selection for your needs.
www.thesoccerstop.com   (211 words)

 Dear Supporter of Soccer in the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This is a time when the United States soccer community needs to stand together.
The current leadership works against what the members of the United States soccer community all want, to grow the sport as effectively as possible and to put our best players and teams on the field.
The Federation has recently claimed, on its website and to members of the media that it cannot afford to pay the players the increases we are requesting because it will prevent them from funding their various youth programs and initiatives.
www.ussoccerplayers.com /exclusives/461502.html   (1080 words)

 It's the Culture, Stupid - soccer in the United states - Statistical Data Included Soccer Digest - Find Articles
But two things seem increasingly clear: The United States should take every means to incorporate its growing minority populations--particularly the Hispanic populations--and for inspiration it should focus its attention South rather than East.
Yet the U.S.'s second division, the United Soccer Leagues, chose to send a large delegation over the ocean to England to attend the Premiership's "Exit Trial," a showcase for young Brits who failed to make the grade with their top clubs rather than cast an eye toward Mexico.
In the United States, the overwhelming marketing and television presence of the NFL, NBA, major league baseball, and even the WWF eclipse MLS--despite the large numbers of youths participating in extracurricular soccer.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FCN/is_3_24/ai_76487122   (925 words)

 ussoccer.com - Coaching Education
CHICAGO (February 17, 2006) — U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Education Department has released a new publication designed to give youth and junior level soccer coaches in the United States a set of fundamental tools to help open up the game of soccer to young players in ways that celebrate the sport’s spontaneous qualities.
The 70-page “Best Practices for Coaching Soccer in the United States” coaching book serves as the sport’s definitive new player development guidelines and is available now as a free download at ussoccer.com.
At the core of ”Best Practices for Coaching Soccer in the United States” is the belief that there is not just “one way” to teach soccer to players, nor is there just one style of coaching.
www.ussoccer.com /articles/viewArticle.jsp_280734.html   (639 words)

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