United States Soccer Federation

The United States Soccer Federation ( USSF ) is the official Football Association of the United States of America and was created in 1913 as a United States Football Association from the merger of the American Amateur Football Association and other, regional football associations. The new association also later joined the American Football Association. 1971, the association was renamed to its present name.

The association is a member of FIFA since 1914 and the CONCACAF since 1961 and organizer of the national soccer in the United States as well as the national teams. The USSF has its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.

National training center

2003, the Association opened its national training center, which is located in Carson (California ) at the Home Depot Center. The complex also includes a pure football stadium, which is home to the Major League Soccer Teams Los Angeles Galaxy and CD Chivas USA.

Professional leagues

The Major League Soccer is the highest professional league in the United States. It existed until the 2010/2011 season from 15 U.S. a Canadian team competing, split in two so-called Conferences, East and West and clubs. Since the 2013 season, a total of 19 clubs are represented, including three Canadian.

For the 2010 season the USSF Division - 2 Professional has been created League. This league is organized by the USSF and is a temporary compromise in the dispute between the USL and the new North American Soccer League. She takes the role of second-highest league in the country for this time.

Another organization is the United Soccer Leagues, which organized two other professional leagues, the second highest league USL First Division and the third professional league USL Second Division. Where the USL First Division for the 2010 season 2 Pro League suspended due to the initialization of the USSF Division. The official indoor soccer league is the Major Indoor Soccer League ( MISL ).

In women's football has been around since the year 2013, the National Women's Professional Soccer League ( NWSL ) with support from the Football Associations of Canada and Mexico. Among them there is the run of the USL, semi-professional USL W-League.

Since 1914 there is a national trophy, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, which is open to all clubs which are affiliated to the USSF.

Teams and organizations


  • National football team of the United States
  • National football team of the United States ( Women )

National youth teams

  • Men's U -23, U -20, U-18, U -17, U -15
  • Women: U -23, U -20, U-18, U -17, U -15

Leagues and Associations

Youth Leagues

  • Super -20 League
  • Super Y -League
  • United States Youth Soccer Association
  • American Youth Soccer Organization

Disabled Sports

  • United States Power Soccer Association - Organization for Powerchair Football.