The Beautiful Game:
North American, Native American tribes and the game of Footy or Soccer origins and who first played the beautiful game of footy.
1600 In Alaska and Canada the native Eskimos played a game called aqsaqtuk on ice, using balls stuffed with grass, caribou hair, and moss. One legend tells of two villages playing against each other with goals 10 miles apart.
1620 In North America, native American Indians Native American tribes, primarily the Algonkin and Powhatan tribes playing a variation of the sport known as pasuckuakohowog. Pasuckuakohowog, literally meaning "kicking ball sport" was reported to be played on fields a half mile in diameter and as long as nearly a mile.Teams would have nearly 100 people,Pasuckuakohowog which literally translates to "they gather to play ball with the foot.
1885 The USA and Canada, played in Newark and ended with Canada winning 1-0.
In 1957, Canada entered qualifying for the FIFA World Cup for the first time and met the United States and Mexico in qualifying for the finals in Sweden in 1958. Canada won its first World Cup qualifying game 5-1 against the U.S. in Toronto, but played Mexico twice in Mexico City and lost 2-0 and 3-0. In the final group game, Canada beat the U.S. 3-2 in St. Louis, but group winners Mexico advanced to the Finals.
Some more Footy,Soccer Timeline
5000-300 B.C. There is evidence in China that military forces around 2nd and 3rd century BC (Han Dynasty) played a game, originally named "Tsu Chu", that involved kicking a leather ball stuffed with fur into a small hole. Like Soccer, no hands were permitted during the play of the game.
2500 B.C There was possibly a version of a type of ball game played by young women in Egypt during the age of Baqet III, as images of this sport were depicted on his tomb, though there is not much known of this sport except that it was played with a ball.
1000 B.C. The Japanese version of 'soccer' was called Kemari, a game much like modern hackysacks, played with two to twelve players, and played a larger ball stuffed with sawdust. There was also a field designated by four trees (cherry, maple, pine and willow).
B.C. In ancient Greece, they played a game called Episkyros, in which two equal numbered teams would try to throw the ball over the heads of the other team. There was a white line between the teams and another white line behind each team. Teams would change the ball often until one of the team was forced behind the line at their end.
50 B.C. China's Tsu Chu players and Japan's Kemari players were the first to have an "International" game of their versions of soccer, believed to have occurred roughly 50 B.C.. There is a definite date of such a game occurring in 611 A.D.
600 - 1600 A.D. In Mexico & Central America the rubber ball was created, and used in a game on a recessed court 40-50 feet long shaped like a capital "I". In the middle of each wall, was a mounted stone or wooden ring and the object was to project the hard rubber ball through the ring.
700s The first Football games played in Britain was between the locals of east of England, starting after a 'legendary' game that involved kicking around the severed head of a Danish prince that they had defeated in a war. These games were violent, where injury and death were not uncommon
1331 Despite the violence of these celebratory games, they were still popular. This led King Edward III of England to pass laws in 1331 to stop the game
1424 King James I of Scotland also passed a law banning the game
1500 In Italy they played a game called "calcio" with teams of 27+ people. The game involved kicking, carrying or passing a ball across a goal line. In 1580, Giovanni Bardi published a set of rules of the game of calcio.
Sports and Politicians the Beautiful not so Beautiful game:
Jack Kemp who in the 1970s an American Republican politician like Donald Trump, who at the time over 1970-1980 and many years afterwards, put to the pulic his mockery of soccer and NASL as a brand imported from third world or European socialism stating that it was a way to influence the American youth into the communist way, at the time 1970-1980 the NASL soccer was attracting a large number of audiences and selling more tickets to their matches than the New York NFL Giants and MLB Yankee combined, NASL and soccer was flourishing in the US and with the great players of the world Pele,Franz Beckenbauer leading the way, then Jack Kemp and his gang of hostile media reporters Jim Rome and Frank Deford noticed how soccer was starting to flourish, they soon began a propaganda campaign to discriminate against the NASL soccer in order to convince American fans and the youth that soccer was all about communist idealism. Jack Kemp and his hostile media reporters were worried about soccers growth popularity and he then began to claim that this posed a direct threat to American culture and tradition, many in the US took his comments to heart and seriously believed his comments,Corporation,then hostile medias soon stop the sponsorships,funds for the game of soccer,Kemps propaganda had made it`s mark,however the most loyal fans of soccer, NASL players felt betrayed, Kemps propaganda began it`s long lasting negative effect on soccer in the United States North America, this discrimination against soccer fans is still around today.Over-expansion had also been a factor in the league's death. Once the league began to grow, new franchises were awarded quickly, and its size doubled in a few years, peaking at 24 teams. among other problems, many of these new owners were not "soccer people," and once the perceived popularity began to decline, they came out as fast as they entered.North American Soccer League (1968-1984) Decline and collapse of the NASL .The largest club in the league and spokesperson of the organization was the New York Cosmos, which attracted more than 40,000 fans per game while superstars Pelé (Brazil) and Franz Beckenbauer (Germany) played for them. previously been the best attacking (offensive) (Pele) and defensive (Beckenbauer) players in the world. The Giants Stadium was packed or sold (73,000+) full house in 1978.
Before entering politics, Jack Kemp was a professional quarterback for 13 years. He played briefly in the National Football League (NFL) and the Canadian Football League (CFL), but he became a star of the American Football League (AFL). He captained the San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills and earned the AFL's MVP title in 1965 after leading the Bills to a second consecutive championship. He served nine terms in the United States House of Representatives from 1971 to 1989. He was the Republican Party nominee for the position of 1996 Vice-President of Elections, where he was the companion of presidential candidate Bob Dole. Kemp had already supported the 1988 Republican primary presidential nomination. He played in the AFL for the 10 years of his existence, Jack Kemp had a saying or proverb "the goal of the NFL is to throw bombs and score"