It is not long time ago since soccer world cup ended and I have to say that it was awesome. Very very awesome world cup and there is no wonder why this is the most popular sport. It took long time, but this sport is getting more and more popular in USA also and I think that it is great. Soccer is perfect sport for college, because you do not need to be any super special body type and you do not need some expensive equipment to play it. Oh no, you just need ball!
If you USA want to be top country in this sport, than it is extremely important that more and more people plays this sport and that is why it is absolutely necessary that soccer is played in college.
College soccer is a game that is called as football in all other countries in the world. This is played by amateurs, or athletic students in leagues operated by the colleges and universities, as opposed to a financial league that is dominated by the professional players. The popularity of this sport knows no boundaries, and with the FIFA world cup in the year of 2014 coming up, USA features a prominent member of the elite 32 teams to take part in it. It is a game that also enjoys the same kind of popularity in college level in South Korea and Canada.
In the United States alone, the college soccer features in the different college activities in associations like the NCAA, NAIA and the NCCAA along with the USCAA and the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association, which is basically for the schools without any college programs but have a college level club team. There are many of the professional club level players that have graduated from the college soccer, and attend the Premier Development League or the PDL, during its summer camp. At the end of the NCAA college league season, there is a draft which is organized. It is during this event that the professional clubs in the USA have the opportunity to pick players from the direct college level. The Professional league clubs can then use the opportunity to use such players in the Major League Soccer or the MLS and the Major Indoor Soccer League or the MISL.
However, the rules are a little different from the FIFA regulations. In the FIFA laws of the game, if a player accumulates two yellow cards, he sits out for the next game of the team. In the MLS version of the game, the player can accumulate around 5 yellow cards, before he is to sit out for the next game. In FIFA rules, a manager or coach can make up to 3 substitutions in a 90 minute game. However, in the MLS version, a manager or coach can make unlimited substitutions, but the player cannot enter the game in the same half that he was substituted from. All the matches in the MLS have the provision of overtime. If the teams are unable to score in the designated time, then the game is diverted to SUDDEN DEATH. This is not the format of the FIFA, as they have penalties before it can come to SUDDEN DEATH.
The NCAA first began holding a national league in the year of 1959. Before that, they had the league determined by a national poll through a national tournament. The Indiana University is the most successful university in college soccer, winning around 8 titles in the league, since it was started. The inaugural championship was won by the St Louis University, which was held in 1959. The team was mostly made up of the local players, which defeated most of the teams which consisted of foreign players. There are 3 divisions of the college soccer, and most of them are dominated by the teams that have got a good side on their part. Virginia has also won a record four consecutive national championship from the year of 1991 to 1994, all under their head coach Bruce Arena, who later became the head coach of the US National Team.
The game is a noted sport in most schools in the country and a good healthy activity involving a lot of players. This game fosters a bond of friendship and also helps people to get in touch with the meaning of comrades. In the college soccer, there has been a noted improvement in the aspect of technical skills being presented and also in the form of excellent technology being implemented in the helm of all affairs. The draft feature has also helped a lot of people to go about their studies while pursuing professional football in the hope of getting into a good team. So, as you can see, the college soccer has been fostering the best of the players that continue to represent the United States of American Soccer team, and win a lot of accolades for their country and themselves.