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History of Soccer

Soccer, or better known to the rest of the world as football, is one of the oldest sports in history. Dating back to 206 B.C., there are accounts of Chinese soldiers playing Tsu’chu, “kicking the ball,” to supplement their training regiments during the Han Dynasty. While many other ancient cultures played games involving a ball, Tsu’chu was the first to not allow hands. Goals consisted of a net attached to two bamboo poles and elevated 30 feet in the air. This is quite the contrast to modern goals that sit on the ground and extend eight feet high and 24 feet wide. The particular style of playing a game with a ball, centered around one’s feet, spread throughout the world.  Continue reading from Snap Soccer


Check out a Soccer Book or Film

Link to Forward by Abby Wambach in the Catalog
Link to Solo by Hope Solo in the Catalog
link to the soccer book by dk in the catalog
Link to Why Soccer Matters by Pele in the Catalog
Link to The Keeper by Tim Howard in the Catalog
Link to Beckham by David Beckham in the Catalog
Link to Girls of Summer by Jere Longman in the Catalog
Link to Streetball in Hoopla Streaming Service
Link to How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer in the Catalog
Link to Kick by Walter Dean Myers in the Catalog
Link to Over the End Line by Alfred Martino in the Catalog