Rules 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 U.S. Governing body for the sport did not have soccer in its name until 1945, when it became the U.S. Soccer Football Association.The United States joined FIFA in 1913.Soccer was first played as an official Olympic competition in 1908. Great Britain won the Gold that year.Italy's famous 82,955-seat San Siro stadium is home to both AC Milan and Inter Milan. The two team's played each other in the ground's first game in 1926.
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