Soccer sports are commonly called football in most countries around the world. But in the United States, it is called as soccer. At first, the sport was not so popular in the US unlike other sport like baseball, basketball and the American football. Not until the United States hosted the 1994 World Cup which have contributed to the increase of interest in the sport by many Americans.
Since then, a great number of its players organized different clubs and associations which have attracted many players to join and compete. In fact the United States is the only country which has the largest number of soccer officials which is around 18 million. Today, the sport is the number with a fast growing sport team in the country.
It has also emerged as one of the favorite sport for women which have led to the creation of a women’s national team which had successfully competed with numerous tournaments including the Olympics.
The sport had also been included as a recreational program in many schools. It has been also been a favorite sport for college students. Active participation of the youth and children in the sport has been widespread. Many parents encourage and support their children to play the sport.
American players became very popular which have attracted big companies like Nike, Adidas, etc. to sign them to endorse their products.
The United States is among the countries which loves the soccer sports and as a result had produced some of the great players of the sport.