The United States Soccer Federation, commonly referred to as U.S. Soccer, is the official governing body of the sport of soccer in the United States.
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With headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, the FIFA member governs U.S. amateur and professional soccer, including the men's, women's, youth, beach soccer, futsal, and Paralympic national teams.
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is the international governing body of association football, futsal, and beach soccer.
An amateur is generally considered a person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science in a non-professional or unpaid manner.
A professional is a member of a profession or any person who earns their living from a specified professional activity.
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U.S. Soccer sanctions referees and soccer tournaments for most soccer leagues in the United States.
The U.S. Soccer Federation also administers and operates the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, which was first held in 1914.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, commonly known as the U.S. Open Cup, is a knock-out cup competition in American soccer.