HISTORY OF SOCCER

  • Soccer In Mexico

    Soccer In Mexico
    mexicosoccer.com The Aztecs and Toltecs played a game similar to soccer, during which they tried to throw a ball through a ring attached to a wall. The modern game of soccer was brought to Mexico by English settlers, and the first soccer club was established in the country by the early 1900
  • Olympics

    Olympics
    topendsports Soccer played at the Olympic Games for the first time.
  • FIFA

    FIFA
    ussoccer.com The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) was formed in Paris.Board, the authority over the rules and their interpretation continued under the jurisdiction of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, even though they were not affiliated with FIFA.
  • USFA

    USFA
    ussoccer.com FIFA became a member of the international board.their influence on the intrepertation of rules increased. fiva granteda provitional membership to the U.S. Football Association (USFA)
  • USFA Membership

    USFA Membership
    ussoccer.com The USFA was incorporated under the laws of the state of New York, May 30, and was granted full membership in FIFA at the annual congress at Oslo, Norway.
  • Bethlehem

    Bethlehem
    ussoccer.com Bethlehem (Pa.) Steel became the first American professional team to play in Europe when they toured Sweden.
  • First World Cup

    First World Cup
    topendsports.com The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) held soccer's first World Cup tournament in Montevideo, Uruguay, with 13 teams
  • Out Of The Olympics

    Out Of The Olympics
    topendsports.com Soccer was taken off the program for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, due to a controversy between FIFA and the IOC over the definition of amateur and the reluctance of many strong soccer countries to travel the US because of the expense involved
  • First Intercollegiate Game

    First Intercollegiate Game
    ussoccer.com West Chester State College and Salisbury College played in the first intercollegiate soccer game under floodlights
  • NSCAA

    NSCAA
    USSOCCER.COM\ The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) was organized by 10 coaches attending the annual meeting of the Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association of America in New York.
  • USFA -- USSFA

    USFA -- USSFA
    e USFA changed its name to the U.S. Soccer Football Association (USSFA).
  • Soccer Shoes

    Soccer Shoes
    au.answers.com Adolf (Adi) Dassler, a German shoe factory worker, and his brothers started making spiked shoes for olympic track and field events. In 1948, Adi and his brothers went separate ways, and he started a company called Adidas. In 1949, Adi made the first soccer shoe with rubber studs or cleats.
  • Cup World Brazil

    Cup World Brazil
    ussoccer.com Joe Gaetjens’ goal lifts the USA over England 1-0 at the World Cup in Brazil. It was called the biggest upset ever in international soccer. The first college bowl game was played in St. Louis Jan. 1. Penn State University tied the University of San Francisco 2-2. The National Soccer Hall of Fame was organized by the Philadelphia Old-timers Association. There were 15 inaugural inductees.
  • Fame

    Fame
    ussoccer.com In an agreement with the Old-timers Soccer Association, the USSFA assumed administration of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
  • Professional Leagues

    Professional Leagues
    ussoccer.com Two new major professional leagues made their debut in the USA, the USSFA-sanctioned United Soccer Association (USA) and the independent National Professional Soccer League (NPSL). By the end of the year, the leagues merged at the request of FIFA and the North American Soccer League (NASL) was established.
  • Kyle Rote, Jr.

    Kyle Rote, Jr.
    ussoccer.com Kyle Rote, Jr., became the first rookie and first American to win the NASL scoring title with 10 goals and 10 assists for 30 points.
  • Youth Championship

    Youth Championship
    ussoccer.com The U.S. Under-20 National Team competed in its first World Youth Championship in Australia. The U.S. team lost to Uruguay 3-0, tied Qatar 1-1, and lost to Poland 4-0.
  • Mexico

    Mexico
    ussoccer.com FIFA awarded the 1986 World Cup to Mexico, rejecting the U.S. bid
  • U.S in the World Cup

    U.S in the World Cup
    ussoccer.com The U.S. competed in the World Cup for the first time in 40 years. The WSL and the ASL merged to form the American Professional Soccer League (APSL)
  • Inauguro Women' World Cup

    Inauguro Women' World Cup
    topendsports.com The inaugural Women's World Cup in China was won by the United States.
  • SOCCER

    USSOCCER.COM U.S. Soccer announced in February its intention to host the 1999 Women’s World Cup and began the formal bid process with FIFA. The men’s national team won U.S. Cup ‘95 in June, defeating Nigeria and Mexico and tying Colombia. The 4-0 victory over Mexico during U.S. Cup ‘95 was the most lopsided U.S. victory in the rivalry’s 61-year history. Later that month, the women’s team placed third in the Women’s World Cup in Sweden, falling to eventual champion Norway in the semifinals 1-0, then defeat
  • Women'sw Vitory

    Women'sw Vitory
    tonpendsports.com The American women's team won the first-ever women's soccer event at the Olympics
  • 2002 World Cup

    2002 World Cup
    brazil.com The 2002 FIFA World Cup Final the final match of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, played between Germany and Brazil at the International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan. It was the first (and, to date, only) World Cup meeting between the two sides. Brazil won the match 2–0, winning a record fifth title
  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo
    cristianoronaldo.com Cristiano Ronaldo made his debut for the Portuguese National Football Team in 2003, against Kazakhstan. But his great year was 2004. He played home the Euro 2004 and scored twice in their way to the final. Portugal lost to Greece appeared as a strong player. He went also for the Summer Olympic Games in Athens that year. Cristiano finished the FIFA World Cup 2006 qualifiers second highest scorer in the European zone, with 7 goals. In the World Cup, however, he didn’t play at
  • Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi
    Messi.com Messi made his unofficial debut for the first team against FC Porto on November 16, 2003. Less than a year later he made his official debut against Espanyol on October 16, 2004, becoming the third-youngest player ever to play for FC Barcelona and youngest club player who played in La Liga (a record broken by team mate Bojan Krkić in September 2007). When he scored his first senior goal for the club against Albacete Balompié on May 1, 2005, Messi was 17 years, 10 months and 7 days old, becomin
  • World Cup 2006

    World Cup 2006
    2006worldcup.com Italy won the tournament, claiming their fourth World Cup title. They defeated France 5–3 in a penalty shootout in the final, after extra time had finished in a 1–1 draw. Germany defeated Portugal 3–1 to finish third.The 2006 World Cup stands as one of the most watched events in television history, garnering an estimated 26.29 billion non-unique viewer
  • 2010 World Cup

    2010 World Cup
    2010worldcup It took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010. The bidding process for hosting the tournament finals was open only to African nations; in 2004, the international football federation, FIFA, selected South Africa over Egypt and Morocco to become the first African nation to host the finals.the winner was spain.
  • New Technology

    New Technology
    newtechnology/soccer.com The sport's world governing body, FIFA, is deciding whether to adopt technology that detects whether a ball has crossed the goal line or not. If it goes ahead, it will put soccer on a par with cricket and tennis, which have successfully adopted such technology to settle disputes on which the fate of whole competitions can turn.The event that led to it all was England midfielder Frank Lampard "scoring" a blistering equalising goal in last year's World Cup match with Germany.
  • Best Player

    Best Player
    ikercasillas.com Iker Casillas showed what he was about when, after having established himself as Real Madrid's starting goalkeeper at barely 18, he didn't bother to upgrade his dinky secondhand car. Indeed, Casillas is what anyone would like their goalie to be: boring and reliable. After he joined the club when he was 9 years old and made his senior debut at 16, it's difficult to imagine Real without Casillas, who doubles as Spain's captain. Just how good Casillas, an unrivalled shot-stopper, really is best
  • 100 years of soccer in America(book)

    100 years of soccer in America(book)
    soccernation.com This book was pubhised on 9-3-19. The book is about the most important players in the last 100 years.