Soccer has been big throughout Europe for centuries. It first became a sport in 1815 in England. The English schools and Eton College came up with certain rules now known as The Cambridge Rules. This so-called soccer influenced many countries, and in today’s world it is the most watched sport that is televised. Soccer has been a big part of the U.S. for 50 years or so. The U.S. now has now had a national league since 1993.