Around 2006, the U.S. was the country #1 in the planet for participation in youth soccer, with 3.9 million American children registered with U.S. Soccer.
Among girls, the U.S. has more registered players than all other countries combined.
The number of high-school soccer members more than doubled from 1990 to 2010, giving soccer the fastest growth speed among all major U.S. games.
In recent times, more youth sports leagues have turned to soccer as an addition to American football and most American high schools offer kids' soccer.
Americans within the ages of 12 and 24 rank professional soccer as their second favorite sport behind just American football.
Furthermore, in 2011, the FIFA video game ranked as the #2 most popular video game in the country, after only Madden.
Although organized locally by organizations all over the United States, three main youth soccer organizations are working nationwide through local affiliated unions.
The United States Youth Soccer Association claims over three million players within the ages of five and 19, while American Youth Soccer Organization has over 600,000 athletes between the ages of four and 19. Ultimately, the USL offers an amount of youth leagues, incorporating the Super-20 League and the Super Y-League, which have nearly 1,000 teams and tens of myriads of players from the ages of 13 to 20.
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