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(Encyclopedia) soccer, outdoor ball and goal game, also called association football or simply football. The first recorded game probably was that on a Shrove Tuesday in Derby, England, part of a…

Soccer Facts

The World Cup is the biggest soccer tournament in the world. It is held every four years in a different country. Billions of people watch the televised games as the national teams from countries…

Notable Soccer Players

Pelé See also People in the News Recent Obituaries Related Links World Cup Through the Years World Cup Winners All-Time World Cup Leaders All-Time World Cup Ranking Table The…

Olympic Preview: Soccer

First Olympic Appearance: 1900 by John Gettings and Mark Zurlo Did You Know? Only three countries in the history of the Summer Games have successfully defended a gold medal. The last time it…

Women in Sports: Soccer

In 1991 Jo Ann Fairbanks became the first American female referee to serve at an international soccer event when she was a lineswoman in the women's…

MLS Cup Soccer 1999

United They Stand D.C. United poised to take 3rd Major League Soccer Cup by Mike Morrison  The 1999 Major League Soccer season comes to a close on Sunday, November 21, when the D.C. United…

Soccer: History, Stats & Facts

Soccer Facts World Cup World Cup—2006 World Cup: All-Time Top Ten Women's World Cup—2003 Major League Soccer 2006 Standings 2006 MLS Cup  

Hamm, Mia

(Encyclopedia) Hamm, Mia m´ (Mariel Margaret Hamm), 1972–, U.S. soccer player, b. Selma, Ala. The best all-around women's soccer player of her generation, she was perhaps most responsible for…

US World Cup Team

The following table lists the members of the 2010 US World Cup Team.PositionPlayer (number)GoalkeeperTim Howard (1)GoalkeeperBrad Guzan (18)GoalkeeperMarcus Hahnemann (23)DefenderCarlos Bocanegra…

2010 World Cup Groups

The thirty-two competing teams in the 2010 World Cup have been divided into eight different groups. Group A South Africa Mexico Uruguay France Group B Argentina Nigeria Korea Republic Greece…