Soccer In America Research Paper

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The Growth of Soccer in America Soccer is a sport that has been played for many years and is without a doubt the most popular sport in the world. Although this sport is known as “The World Sport” and has been around for what seems like forever, it is actually one of the newest sports in America. It was not too long ago that North America decided to join the rest of the world and create a professional soccer league. Because of all the world renowned stars, the growth of Major League Soccer and the development of clubs and camps for kids, soccer will eventually become the most popular sport in America. Major League Soccer (also known as the MLS) was started in 1993 as a way to help the United States win the bid to be able to host the 1994…show more content…
Some of the most popular players to ever play in the MLS are Pele, David Beckham, Robbie Keane, Thierry Henry, Landon Donovan and Cuauhtemoc Blanco, which are all legends from their countries of Brazil, England, Ireland, France, America and Mexico. These big names have helped draw an immense amount of attention to the MLS over the years. David Beckham, who currently plays for the Los Angeles Galaxy, is without a doubt the most influential player for soccer in America. Yes, Pele was the best soccer player to ever live and did play for a short time with the New York Cosmos, but he was still nowhere near close to doing what Beckham has done for the league. When David Beckham decided to transfer from Real Madrid to the Los Angeles Galaxy, he was the most famous “footballer” at the time. Word of this transfer spread across the globe at lightening speed, becoming one of the most talked about topics on the news. Everywhere I turned I saw either a picture of him or a commercial about him coming over to play in America. I thought it was a dream come true, my favorite player was actually coming to play in my country. I’m sure that was close to what millions of others were thinking as well, because as soon as it was confirmed that he was coming, Galaxy obtained 11,000 new season ticket holders and were completely…show more content…
They began as a type of summer vacation experience to improve the skills of recreational or club team players. Camps were also started by high school and college coaches to identify and develop potential players, but also for coaches to earn a little extra money during summer. In recent years, soccer arenas, Adidas, Nike, and MLS have invested in integrated player development systems. Rather than a soccer camp experience based on the idea of free play, these academies are more like the soccer schools associated with European football clubs. For various reasons, the academy concept is growing in popularity. These academies owe their existence to the coaches and camps that have been able to combine fun and skill improvement to make playing soccer an enjoyable experience. I started off playing soccer as a recreational sport at the age of eleven, but after I attended a few of the CSU camps, it helped me to realize that I was wanting to take soccer to a whole new level, so the camp encouraged me to join Red Star, which is Columbus’ travel soccer team for kids ten to eighteen years old. After I joined Red Star, I was going to a college’s soccer camp every summer to improve my game and to have fun with my friends that went with me. I was going to colleges like Columbus State University, Clemson, and other camps like the Ralph Lundy camp. These camps are extremely fun and are a great way to improve dramatically at

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