Soccer and its prevalence in the US

Soccer and its prevalence in the US

Football is the most beloved game all over the world. However, it is known as soccer in the United States. The popularity of soccer in America has been quite recent. The game is so prevalent in the US, that almost 13 millions play it. It has gained the third position amongst the most played games in the nation. Since the game is so popular, therefore most of the colleges, which belong to Division 1, maintain both men and women varsity teams. In the US, the growth of soccer is governed and managed by United States Soccer Federation.

The main teams that are recognized the most for playing soccer on national level are the national men and women soccer team. Besides, there are much other college, youth and other club teams also which play the game of soccer and have been part of various local and national level game competitions. The national men’s team has been part of the prestigious FIFA world cup since 1990. However, sadly they have never managed to win the cup.

One of the most famous leagues that are played in the US is the Major League Soccer. Teams from twenty clubs participate in the competition. Out of these, three are from Canada and the rest seventeen are from the US. The MLS is conducted annually March till October all over America. Besides some of the other important US soccer competitions, include North American Soccer League Division II, United Soccer League Division III along with many others.

 

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