The Bylaws of the United States Soccer Federation, Inc., Subpart E–Miscellaneous, Bylaw 544, “Historian,” states: “The National Soccer Hall of Fame, including its committees and the Society for American Soccer History, shall be designated as historian to collect information and assemble memorabilia related to soccer.”

Founded in 1993 by American soccer historian Sam T.N. Foulds, the Society for American Soccer History (SASH) works to promote, facilitate, and disseminate research into the rich history of soccer in the United States.