Overview of American Soccer History
This detailed, chronological history of soccer traces the game from
the Jamestown settlement through 2004. Click on the “Back to USA
Soccer Archives main page” at the bottom of the page to find links
to other articles and a summary of American soccer news by year going
back to 1909.
Source: The American Soccer History Archives website.
of the Rules of US High School, College, and Youth
This comparison of rules by a US Soccer Federation referee is in tabular format. Simply click on “Archived Content” in the third to last sentence on the page.
Follow these links in this brief introduction to find more information
on soccer’s predecessors from different parts of the globe: “Far
East: Tsu Chu and Kemari,” ”Mediterranean: Episkyros and
Harpastum,” “America: Pok-A-Tok,” “Pasuckuakohowog
and Asqaqtuk,” “Italy: Calcio” and “Britain:
Mob Football.” On bottom of the left side menu, click on “History”
under “Origins” for links to information on modern soccer’s
FAQs on the Laws of Soccer
Under “Links to FAQs on specific laws” are a series of numbers,
each corresponding to the various rules of soccer. Click on a number
to see an easy-to-understand thumbnail summary of the rule, commentary,
and then a series of questions and answers about the rules.
Source: Members of the Soccer-Coach-L listserv
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