Rules of the Game: The penalty area is composed of two lines drawn at right angles to the goal line, 16.5 m (18 yards) from the inside of each goalpost. These lines extend into the field of play for a distance of 16.5 m (18 yards) and are joined by a lineRules of the Game: Within each penalty area, a penalty mark is made 12 yards (11 m) from the midpoint between the goalposts and equidistant to them. An arc of a circle with a radius of 10 yards (9.15 m) from each penalty mark is drawn outside the penalty The rules of the game were first written down in 1863 by the newly formed Football Association in England.The most prolific goal-scorer in the North American Soccer League was Italian Giorgio Chinaglia of the New York Cosmos: 242 goals in 254 games.Columbus Crew Stadium, which opened in 1999, was the first stadium in the US built specifically for a MLS team. It has a seating capacity of 22,500.
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