Soccer

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Soccer has been the fastest growing sport in the united states for the past 20 years. Over 25 million americans play soccer as of 2016. There are about five million men and 2 million women registered with the US Soccer official governing association. Soccer is the third most played sport in the united states, close behind basketball and baseball.

The largest category of soccer in the United States in terms of participation is boys’ and girls’ youth soccer. As of 2013, the U.S. was the top country in the world for participation in youth soccer, with 4.6 million American youths registered with U.S. Soccer. Among girls, the U.S. has more registered players than all other countries combined. There are a very large number of youth soccer competitions in the US, including college showcase events where high school age players get opportunities to participate and be evaluated and scout by the College and University coaches in attendance.

At the college level, soccer is among the three top sports in terms of participation and popularity. There are approximately 800 men programs and 960 women programs in a large number of Colleges and Universities throughout the United States. Athletic scholarships are frequently offered to select athletes.

The US professional soccer is the MLS, major league soccer which began play in 1996 with 10 teams, and has grown to 22 teams, 19 in the United States and 3 in Canada, with further expansion planned.

Upcoming Events:

Gator’s Soccer Classic, Gainesville, Florida
Date: Feb 17-18, 2018
Age groups: U19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12 (Girls only).

Florida Coast Cup College ID Showcase
Date: Feb 17-19, 2018
Age groups: U19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12 (Boys & Girls).

Miramar Soccer Cup & Showcase, Miramar Florida
Date: March 3-4, 2018
Age groups: U19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12 (Boys & Girls).

Miami Cup & Showcase (Miami Fl)
Date: April 27-29, 2018
Age groups: U19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12 (Boys & Girls).

Champions Cup (Orlando, Fl)
Date: May 18-20, 2018
Age groups: U19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12 (Boys & Girls)

Sharks Soccer Cup & Showcase (Davie, Fl)
Date: May 25-28, 2018
Age groups: U19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12 (Boys & Girls)

 Contact us if you want to know more about how we can help your soccer team participate at events in the United States and Spain.