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Soccer, Children's

Although soccer dates back to Greek and Roman times, it was not until the 1800s that soccer was introduced to the United States. From what was then commonly known as a boys’ or men's college sport, soccer now sees no gender boundaries. Children's soccer, better known as “youth soccer,” gained momentum both recreationally and competitively in the 1990s. The growing popularity of the sport in the United States is credited to the 1994 FIFA Men's World Cup and the 1999 and 2003 FIFA Women's World Cups, which were all held in the United States.

Today, youth soccer is considered one of the most popular sports for boys and girls in America. Children's soccer is both an outdoor and indoor sport. This relatively low-cost sport requires players ...

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