Ed Farnsworth, Tom McCabe, and Kurt Rausch consider why the first soccer associations in North America favored the Scottish FA over the English FA as the source for their Laws of the Game.
Brian D. Bunk on how teams and matches were organized in the early period of US soccer history.
An examination of the Columbia-Rutgers game played on Nov. 2, 1872 shows it was played under a form of association football rules, not American gridiron rules.
By 1858, two forms of football were being played in the US, the kicking game and the carrying game.
A look at the early history of football in the US, before and after the 1863 Laws of the Game.