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The History and Facts on Soccer

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Melissa Barnes

on 9 January 2013

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How Soccer Came to the U.S. The History and Facts on Soccer The history of soccer in the United States has numerous different roots. The modern day game, is often considered to have been brought to the United States through Ellis Island during the 1870s. However, some variations of the sport began well before than, with Native American tribes, primarily the Powhatan tribe playing a variation of the sport known as pasuckuakohowog. Pasuckuakohowog, literally meaning "kicking ball sport" was reported to be played on fields a half mile in diameter and as long as nearly a mile!Teams would have nearly 100 people! Some believe that the Pilgrims played this sport during the original Thanksgiving festivities. More History Pasuckuakohowog which literally translates to "they gather to play ball with the foot."There are records that show it was played in the 17th century. But many believe they played long before. The game was played on beaches with goals about a half-mile-wide and set one mile apart. Up to 500 people played Pasuckuakohowog, many games had up to 1000 players. Pasuckuakohowog was a dangerous game and was played almost like a war! Players would often have to quit due broken bones or other serious injuries. Pasuckuakohowog players wore ornaments and war paint to disguise themselves from retaliation after the game. The game would often last for hours and sometimes carry over to the next day. After each match there would be a large celebratory feast, including both teams. More Facts 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 around the globe battle it out for soccer supremacy! Credits
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_soccer_in _the_United
http://www.cadcourse.com/winston/SoccerBall.html By Sofia Rodriguez •The 2002 World Cup was held in two places! Seoul, South Korea and Tokyo, Japan. •Brazilian striker Ronaldo was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1998 World Cup! Even though his team lost in the championship game to France. The most expensive soccer club team is Real Madrid!
Lionel Messi won player of the year in 2012!
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were nominated for The 2012 Player of the Year!
Cristiano Ronaldo is worth over 12 million dollars in money!
The U.S. womens national team won against Canada and broke their winning streak in the Olymipics!
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