A Brief History of Football [Infographic]
The history of American football can be traced to early versions of rugby football and association football, both games having their origins in varieties of football played in Britain in the mid-19th century. With the formation of the NFL in 1922, and the AFL in 1960, football became the most popular sport in America with the Super Bowl of 2012 watched by over 111 million fans. 66
Major League Soccer was founded in 1993 as part America's bid to host the 1994 World Cup, and currently has 19 teams playing English-style football. The influx of stars such as David Beckham and Thierry Henry has had a significant impact on the growing rise of this sport in America.