Park Ridge, Illinois
Park Ridge is a city in Cook County, United States, a Chicago suburb. The population was 37,494 at the 2017 census, it is located 15 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. It is close to O'Hare International Airport, major expressways, rail transportation, it is a part of the Chicago metropolitan area, bordering three northwestern neighborhoods of Chicago's Far North Side As its name suggests, Park Ridge lies on a ridge. The soil is abundant with clay deposits, which made it a brick-making center for the developing city of Chicago. Park Ridge was called Pennyville to honor George Penny, the businessman who owned the local brickyard along with Robert Meacham, it was named Brickton. The Des Plaines River divides Park Ridge from neighboring Des Plaines, west of Park Ridge. Chicago is south and east of Park Ridge, Niles and unincorporated Maine Township are to its north; the area of Park Ridge was inhabited by the Potawatomie until they were removed in 1833. The area was a convenient portage between the Des Plaines and Chicago rivers for the French explorers and in the early 1830s, the first settlers arrived from New England and New York.
In 1854 George Penny established a brickworks in the area. In 1910 Park Ridge had a population of 2,009. In 1930 the population was 10,417. In 1950 the population was 16,602. In 1960 the population was 32,625. There were 31 people classed other than black or white. By 1970, the population had risen to 42,466. In 2016, former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton campaigned as the Democratic candidate for President of the United States, she was a graduate of the first class of Park Ridge's Maine Township High School South. According to the 2010 census, Park Ridge has a total area of 7.134 square miles, of which 7.09 square miles is land and 0.044 square miles is water. Park Ridge falls under the USDA 5b Plant Hardiness zone; as of the census of 2000, there were 37,775 people, 14,219 households, 10,465 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,374.6 people per square mile. There were 14,646 housing units at an average density of 2,083.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 95.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.06% Native American, 2.66% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, 0.74% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.90% of the population. There were 14,219 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.4% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.13. The median cost of a house is $420,000; the City's population consists of 24.5% persons under the age of 18, 5.5% aged 18 to 24, 24.5% aged 25 to 44, 25.8% aged 45 to 64, 19.6% age 65 or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males. According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $91,674, the median income for a family was $110,842. Males had a median income of $61,959 versus $39,794 for females; the per capita income for the city was $36,646.
About 1.7% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over. Park Ridge is served by the Park Ridge-Niles School District 64, which has its headquarters in the Raymond E. Hendee Educational Service Center in Park Ridge. Area middle schools include Lincoln Middle Emerson Middle School in Niles. At one point there were nine public K–6 elementary schools: Oakton, Edison, Carpenter, Franklin and Washington. Only the latter five remain today, all are in Park Ridge. Jefferson School is part of the district and houses the special needs preschool for children ages 3 and 4, the extended day kindergarten program, the after school program for grades K–6. St. Paul of the Cross and Mary Seat of Wisdom are the two Catholic elementary schools. St. Andrews is a Lutheran elementary school; the town is served by Maine Township High School District 207, which includes Maine South High School, Maine East High School. Students who live in northern Park Ridge have the option of attending either Maine East or Maine South.
Maine West High School is located to the west in Des Plaines. Maine North High School was a school in unincorporated Maine Township and part of Maine Township High School District 207, it closed in 1981. District 207 shares student-run radio and television stations operating with the call letters WMTH-FM. Actor Harrison Ford, known for playing the lead role in the Indiana Jones movies, went to Maine East, has been credited as being the radio station's first sports announcer. Since 2007, WMTH Radio can be heard live on any of the district high school homepages. Hillary Clinton graduated from local high school Maine South in 1965; the town is a part of the Oakton Community College district. Park Ridge is home to the Park Ridge Falcons, the 2002 Pop Warner Football Tomlin Division Pee Wee National Champions. Park Ridge is home to three American Youth Football National Champions and one American Youth Cheerleading National Champion; the Maine South Hawks football team were state champions in 1995, 2000, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2016.
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World War II
World War II known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. A state of total war emerged, directly involving more than 100 million people from over 30 countries; the major participants threw their entire economic and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China, it included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease, the only use of nuclear weapons in war. Japan, which aimed to dominate Asia and the Pacific, was at war with China by 1937, though neither side had declared war on the other. World War II is said to have begun on 1 September 1939, with the invasion of Poland by Germany and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and the United Kingdom.
From late 1939 to early 1941, in a series of campaigns and treaties, Germany conquered or controlled much of continental Europe, formed the Axis alliance with Italy and Japan. Under the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact of August 1939, Germany and the Soviet Union partitioned and annexed territories of their European neighbours, Finland and the Baltic states. Following the onset of campaigns in North Africa and East Africa, the fall of France in mid 1940, the war continued between the European Axis powers and the British Empire. War in the Balkans, the aerial Battle of Britain, the Blitz, the long Battle of the Atlantic followed. On 22 June 1941, the European Axis powers launched an invasion of the Soviet Union, opening the largest land theatre of war in history; this Eastern Front trapped most crucially the German Wehrmacht, into a war of attrition. In December 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on the United States as well as European colonies in the Pacific. Following an immediate U. S. declaration of war against Japan, supported by one from Great Britain, the European Axis powers declared war on the U.
S. in solidarity with their Japanese ally. Rapid Japanese conquests over much of the Western Pacific ensued, perceived by many in Asia as liberation from Western dominance and resulting in the support of several armies from defeated territories; the Axis advance in the Pacific halted in 1942. Key setbacks in 1943, which included a series of German defeats on the Eastern Front, the Allied invasions of Sicily and Italy, Allied victories in the Pacific, cost the Axis its initiative and forced it into strategic retreat on all fronts. In 1944, the Western Allies invaded German-occupied France, while the Soviet Union regained its territorial losses and turned toward Germany and its allies. During 1944 and 1945 the Japanese suffered major reverses in mainland Asia in Central China, South China and Burma, while the Allies crippled the Japanese Navy and captured key Western Pacific islands; the war in Europe concluded with an invasion of Germany by the Western Allies and the Soviet Union, culminating in the capture of Berlin by Soviet troops, the suicide of Adolf Hitler and the German unconditional surrender on 8 May 1945.
Following the Potsdam Declaration by the Allies on 26 July 1945 and the refusal of Japan to surrender under its terms, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August respectively. With an invasion of the Japanese archipelago imminent, the possibility of additional atomic bombings, the Soviet entry into the war against Japan and its invasion of Manchuria, Japan announced its intention to surrender on 15 August 1945, cementing total victory in Asia for the Allies. Tribunals were set up by fiat by the Allies and war crimes trials were conducted in the wake of the war both against the Germans and the Japanese. World War II changed the political social structure of the globe; the United Nations was established to foster international co-operation and prevent future conflicts. The Soviet Union and United States emerged as rival superpowers, setting the stage for the nearly half-century long Cold War. In the wake of European devastation, the influence of its great powers waned, triggering the decolonisation of Africa and Asia.
Most countries whose industries had been damaged moved towards economic expansion. Political integration in Europe, emerged as an effort to end pre-war enmities and create a common identity; the start of the war in Europe is held to be 1 September 1939, beginning with the German invasion of Poland. The dates for the beginning of war in the Pacific include the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War on 7 July 1937, or the Japanese invasion of Manchuria on 19 September 1931. Others follow the British historian A. J. P. Taylor, who held that the Sino-Japanese War and war in Europe and its colonies occurred and the two wars merged in 1941; this article uses the conventional dating. Other starting dates sometimes used for World War II include the Italian invasion of Abyssinia on 3 October 1935; the British historian Antony Beevor views the beginning of World War II as the Battles of Khalkhin Gol fought between Japan and the fo
Association football, more known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport; the game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal. Association football is one of a family of football codes, which emerged from various ball games played worldwide since antiquity; the modern game traces its origins to 1863 when the Laws of the Game were codified in England by The Football Association. Players are not allowed to touch the ball with hands or arms while it is in play, except for the goalkeepers within the penalty area. Other players use their feet to strike or pass the ball, but may use any other part of their body except the hands and the arms; the team that scores most goals by the end of the match wins.
If the score is level at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time or a penalty shootout depending on the format of the competition. Association football is governed internationally by the International Federation of Association Football, which organises World Cups for both men and women every four years; the rules of association football were codified in England by the Football Association in 1863 and the name association football was coined to distinguish the game from the other forms of football played at the time rugby football. The first written "reference to the inflated ball used in the game" was in the mid-14th century: "Þe heued fro þe body went, Als it were a foteballe"; the Online Etymology Dictionary states that the "rules of the game" were made in 1848, before the "split off in 1863". The term soccer comes from a slang or jocular abbreviation of the word "association", with the suffix "-er" appended to it; the word soccer was first recorded in 1889 in the earlier form of socca.
Within the English-speaking world, association football is now called "football" in the United Kingdom and "soccer" in Canada and the United States. People in countries where other codes of football are prevalent may use either term, although national associations in Australia and New Zealand now use "football" for the formal name. According to FIFA, the Chinese competitive game cuju is the earliest form of football for which there is evidence. Cuju players could use any part of the body apart from hands and the intent was kicking a ball through an opening into a net, it was remarkably similar to modern football. During the Han Dynasty, cuju games were standardised and rules were established. Phaininda and episkyros were Greek ball games. An image of an episkyros player depicted in low relief on a vase at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens appears on the UEFA European Championship Cup. Athenaeus, writing in 228 AD, referenced the Roman ball game harpastum. Phaininda and harpastum were played involving hands and violence.
They all appear to have resembled rugby football and volleyball more than what is recognizable as modern football. As with pre-codified "mob football", the antecedent of all modern football codes, these three games involved more handling the ball than kicking. Other games included kemari in chuk-guk in Korea. Association football in itself does not have a classical history. Notwithstanding any similarities to other ball games played around the world FIFA has recognised that no historical connection exists with any game played in antiquity outside Europe; the modern rules of association football are based on the mid-19th century efforts to standardise the varying forms of football played in the public schools of England. The history of football in England dates back to at least the eighth century AD; the Cambridge Rules, first drawn up at Cambridge University in 1848, were influential in the development of subsequent codes, including association football. The Cambridge Rules were written at Trinity College, Cambridge, at a meeting attended by representatives from Eton, Rugby and Shrewsbury schools.
They were not universally adopted. During the 1850s, many clubs unconnected to schools or universities were formed throughout the English-speaking world, to play various forms of football; some came up with their own distinct codes of rules, most notably the Sheffield Football Club, formed by former public school pupils in 1857, which led to formation of a Sheffield FA in 1867. In 1862, John Charles Thring of Uppingham School devised an influential set of rules; these ongoing efforts contributed to the formation of The Football Association in 1863, which first met on the morning of 26 October 1863 at the Freemasons' Tavern in Great Queen Street, London. The only school to be represented on this occasion was Charterhouse; the Freemason's Tavern was the setting for five more meetings between October and December, which produced the first comprehensive set of rules. At the final meeting, the first FA treasurer, the representative from Blackheath, withdrew his club from the FA over the removal of two draft rules at the previous meeting: the first allowed for running with the ball in hand.
Other English rugby clubs followed this lead and did not join the FA and instead in 1871 formed the Rugby Football Union. The eleven remaining clubs, under
United States men's national soccer team
The United States Men's National Soccer Team is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation and competes in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. The team has appeared in ten FIFA World Cups, including the first in 1930, where they reached the semi-finals; the U. S. participated in the 1950 World Cups, winning 1 -- 0 against England in the latter. After 1950, the U. S. did not qualify for the World Cup until 1990. The U. S. hosted the 1994 World Cup. They qualified for five more consecutive World Cups after 1994, becoming one of the tournament's regular competitors and advancing to the knockout stage; the U. S. reached the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup. In the 2009 Confederations Cup, they eliminated top-ranked Spain in the semi-finals before losing to Brazil in the final, their only appearance in the final of a major intercontinental tournament; the team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, having been eliminated in continental qualifying, ending the streak of consecutive World Cups at seven.
United States will co-host the 2026 FIFA World Cup along with Canada and Mexico, the automatic qualification of all three teams is as co-hosts. The U. S. competes in continental tournaments, including the CONCACAF Gold Cup and Copa América. The U. S. won six Gold Cups, has achieved a fourth-place finish in two Copa Américas, including the 2016 edition. The team's head coach is Gregg Berhalter, since November 29, 2018. Earnie Stewart is the team's General Manager since August 1, 2018; the first U. S. national soccer team was constituted in 1885, when it played Canada in the first international match held outside the United Kingdom. Canada defeated the U. S. 1–0 in Newark, New Jersey. The U. S. had its revenge the following year when it beat Canada 1–0 in Newark, although neither match was recognized. The U. S. earned both silver and bronze medals in men's soccer at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Olympics through Christian Brothers College and St. Rose Parish, though the tournament is declared official only by the IOC.
The U. S. played its first official international match under the auspices of U. S. Soccer on August 20, 1916, against Sweden in Stockholm, where the U. S. won 3–2. The U. S. fielded a team in the 1930 World Cup in Uruguay, the first World Cup to be played. The U. S. began group play by beating Belgium 3–0. The U. S. earned a 3–0 victory over Paraguay, with FIFA crediting Bert Patenaude with two of the goals. In November 2006, FIFA announced that it had accepted evidence that Patenaude scored all three goals against Paraguay, was thus the first person to score a hat trick in a World Cup. In the semifinals, the U. S. lost to Argentina 6–1. There was no third place game. However, using the overall tournament records in 1986, FIFA credited the U. S. with a third-place finish ahead of fellow semi-finalist Yugoslavia. This remains the U. S. team's best World Cup result, is the highest finish of any team from outside of South America and Europe. The U. S. qualified for the 1934 World Cup by defeating Mexico 4–2 in Italy a few days before the finals started.
In a straight knock-out format, the team first played host Italy and lost 7–1, eliminating the U. S. from the tournament. At the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, the U. S. again lost to Italy in the first round and were eliminated, although this time with a score of 1-0. The 1950 World Cup in Brazil was the next World Cup appearance for the U. S. as it withdrew in 1938 and the tournament wasn't held again until 1950. The U. S. lost its first match 3–1 against Spain, but won 1–0 against England at Independência Stadium in Belo Horizonte. Striker Joe Gaetjens was the goal scorer. Called "The Miracle on Grass", the result is considered one of the greatest upsets in the history of the World Cup. Months before the World Cup, England had beaten an all-star "rest of Europe" side 6–1 in an exhibition match. In their third game of the tournament, a 5-2 defeat by Chile saw the U. S. eliminated from the tournament. It would be four decades before the U. S. would make another appearance in the World Cup finals. The national team spent the mid-to-late 20th century in near complete irrelevance in both the international game and the domestic sporting scene.
There was only one World Cup berth for CONCACAF during this period until 1982. The emergence of the North American Soccer League in the 1960s and 1970s raised hopes that the U. S. national team would soon become a global force. However such hopes were not realized and by the 1980s the U. S. Soccer Federation found itself in serious financial struggles, with the national team playing only two matches from 1981 to 1983. U. S. Soccer targeted the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and the 1986 World Cup as means of rebuilding the national team and its fan base; the International Olympic Committee declared that teams from outside Europe and South America could field full senior teams, including professionals. The U. S. had a strong showing at the tournament, beating Costa Rica, tying Egypt, losing only to favorite Italy and finishing 1–1–1 but didn't make the second round, losing to Egypt on a tiebreaker. To provide a more stable national team program and renew interest in the NASL, U. S. Soccer entered the national team into the NASL league schedule for the 1983 season as Team America.
This team lacked the continuity and regularity of training that conventional clubs enjoy, many players were unwilling to
Marcelo Balboa is an American retired soccer defender who played in the 1990s for the U. S. national team, becoming its captain. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. After retiring from playing, he has worked as a commentator for ESPN and ABC and MLS games on HDNet and Altitude, as well as FIFA World Cup games on Univision, he is the head boys' soccer coach for Monarch High School in Louisville, Colorado Balboa, of Argentine descent, was born in Chicago and grew up in Cerritos, California. Balboa played youth soccer for Fram-Culver. Balboa's father, Luis Balboa who played professionally in Argentina and with the Chicago Mustangs of the North American Soccer League, coached him. In 1985, Balboa graduated from Cerritos High School. Balboa attended Cerritos College, a local two-year community college from 1986 to 1987. At Cerritos, Balboa was both placekicker on the football team and a two-time 1st Team All-South Coast Conference soccer player. Cerritos College has retired Balboa's jersey number – #3.
In 1988, Balboa transferred to San Diego State University where he was a 1988 First Team and a 1989 Second Team All American soccer player. From 1987 to 1989, Balboa played the collegiate off-seasons on an amateur contract with the professional San Diego Nomads of the Western Soccer League, he was the 1988 WSA MVP. In 1990, Balboa began his professional career with the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks of the American Professional Soccer League. In 1992, he moved to the Colorado Foxes. Marcelo played for León in the Mexican League in 1995 and 1996. In 1996, he signed with the Colorado Rapids. Balboa played six seasons for the Rapids, leading as the team's all-time leader in many statistical categories. Traded to the MetroStars in 2002, Marcelo played only five minutes all year, sitting out the rest with injuries, retiring afterwards. Balboa ended his MLS career with 23 assists in 152 games. In 2005, Balboa was named to the MLS All-Time Best XI and elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame on the first ballot along with Nick Folan.
In 2012, he was inducted into the Colorado Hall of Fame. Balboa was known for a goal for the Rapids in 2000 against the Columbus Crew, named the MLS Goal of the Year for that season. Marcelo Balboa earned his first cap on January 1988 against Guatemala, he anchored the American defense in the 1990 and the 1994 FIFA World Cups, in the latter receiving international attention for his near miss with a bicycle kick in the U. S. win over Colombia. He was named U. S. Soccer Athlete of the Year in 1992 and 1994. In 1995, he became the first U. S. player to break the 100-cap barrier. In 1998, he joined Tab Ramos and Eric Wynalda as the first U. S. players to play in three World Cups. Balboa ended his U. S. career with 128 caps and 13 goals, his final appearance came in a friendly against Iran on January 16, 2000. After the 2004 MLS season, Balboa assumed a front office position with the Rapids. Balboa debuted as a sideline reporter during ABC's coverage of the 2003 MLS All-Star Game and MLS Cup. In 2004, he became a regular announcer for ABC and ESPN's television coverage of the U.
S. national team. Most Balboa has paired up with baseball announcer Dave O'Brien as networks' #1 U. S. announcing team for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. In 2007, Marcelo started a soccer radio show, From The Pitch, which airs on Denver station Mile High Sports Radio. Balboa served as an analyst for NBC Sports coverage of Soccer at the 2008 Summer Olympics, he has been a guest soccer analyst on Telefutura's Contacto Deportivo. In 2014, he was comentator of the U. S. Team matches for Univision at the World Cup in Brazil. "There it was, the step. He stepped on him"-Describing when England player Wayne Rooney had stepped on the genital region of Portugal player Ricardo Carvalho and was dismissed from the game during the quarterfinals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. In 2012, Monarch High School hired Balboa to coach the boys' soccer team. Balboa resides in the town of Colorado. Interview on Role Models from CaptainU Marcelo Balboa – FIFA competition record Marcelo Balboa at Major League Soccer
Jeffrey Alan Agoos is a retired Swiss-born American soccer defender, one of the all-time appearance leaders for the United States national team. Agoos served as the Sporting Director for the New York Red Bulls, is the Vice President of Competition for Major League Soccer. Agoos won a record five MLS championships: three with D. C. United, two with the San Jose Earthquakes, he won the 1996 U. S. Open Cup, was the 2001 MLS Defender of the Year, he was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2009. Agoos was born in Geneva, Switzerland, as his father was working overseas there for Caterpillar Construction Company, he grew up in Texas, attended J. J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas, he was named a two-time Parade Magazine High School All-American as well as a Dallas All-Sports Athlete-of-the-Year. Agoos is Jewish, during the summer of 1985, represented the United States at the 1985 Maccabiah Games and was at 17 the youngest player on the team. From 1986 to 1990, Agoos played soccer for Bruce Arena at the University of Virginia.
During his four seasons with the Cavaliers, earned First-Team All-American honors twice, in 1988 and 1990 and is the only 4 time All American in Uva's history. He finished second in Hermann Award voting his senior season. In 1989, his junior year, Virginia went to the NCAA championship game where it fought the University of Santa Clara to a 1–1 draw after 4 overtimes. While the teams wanted to continue to play, NCAA officials ended the game and declared the two teams co-champions. At the time there were no penalty. At the end of the season, Agoos represented the United States at the 1989 Maccabiah Games. Upon graduating from college, Agoos played for the Maryland Bays of the A-League in 1991. On February 13, 1991, the Dallas Sidekicks of the Major Indoor Soccer League drafted Agoos with the second overall pick of the 1991 draft, he played in thirty games in the 1991–1992 season, scoring seven goals. In 1992, he left the Sidekicks to play full-time for the U. S. national team, but Dallas again selected him in a draft, this time the 1993 Continental Indoor Soccer League draft, but he did not re-sign with the team.
On June 26, 1994, after being cut from the U. S. roster for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, Agoos signed with the Los Angeles Salsa for the 1994 American Professional Soccer League season. The Salsa went to the playoff semifinals that season. In the fall of 1994, he moved to Germany. Agoos returned from Germany in 1995 to sign with Major League Soccer. While waiting for the new league's first season, Agoos served as an assistant coach to Bruce Arena at the University of Virginia. In order to create a league, MLS allocated various recognized players to each team; as part of this process, the league allocated Agoos to D. C. United where he joined the team's first coach; that year, Agoos won the first MLS Championship as well as the U. S. Open Cup, he followed it up the next year with his second MLS Championship. In 1998, D. C. United achieved its greatest accomplishment when it defeated Vasco de Gama to take the Interamerican Cup. Agoos won his third MLS Championship with D. C. United in 1999, he spent 2001 through 2004 with the San Jose Earthquakes, proceeded to win his fourth and fifth MLS Championships.
Agoos earned a place in the MLS Best XI three times. In 2005, Agoos was named to the league's tenth anniversary All-Time Best XI, he was traded to the MetroStars after the 2004 season for a fourth round draft pick. In ten years in MLS, Agoos added 25 assists in 244 matches. In 2005, he was named to the MLS All-Time Best XI, before retiring December 8, 2005. Agoos represented Team USA at the 1985 Maccabiah Games in Israel. At 17 years of age, he was the youngest player on the team. Agoos made his debut with the United States national team on January 1988, against Guatemala, his first national team goal came just three days on January 13, 1988 against Guatemala. He was the last member to be cut from the U. S. squad for the 1994 FIFA World Cup and he burned his uniform upon hearing the news. He made the squad for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France but did not play a single minute, in favor of David Regis. In the World Cup in South Korea/Japan at the age of 34, Jeff started the first three games until he suffered a calf injury against Poland.
He missed the rest of the tournament. He was capped a total of 134 times for the U. S. Agoos earned his last cap against Wales on May 26, 2003. Agoos was a member of the 1992 Team USA Futsal team which won a silver medal at Hong Kong, he scored 2 goals with the futsal team. Agoos was named as New York Red Bulls' Technical Director on September 28, 2006, serving under head coach Bruce Arena, he joined the Bulls organization on January 1, 2007. On January 7, 2008 he was promoted to Sporting Director. In 2009 Agoos was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. On March 28, 2011, Agoos was hired by the MLS as their Technical Director of Competition, he will work on competition strategies. D. C. UnitedMLS Cup Winners: 1996, 1997, 1999 MLS Supporters' Shield Winners: 1997, 1999 U. S. Open Cup Winners: 1996 CONCACAF Champions' Cup Winners: 1998 InterAmerican Cup Winners: 1998San Jose EarthquakesMLS Cup Winners: 2001, 2003 United StatesCONCACAF Gold Cup: 2002 List of select Jewish football players List of United States men's international soccer players born outside the USA Dallas Sidekicks profile
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is an organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, eFootball. FIFA is responsible for the organization of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 1991. FIFA was founded in 1904 to oversee international competition among the national associations of Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland. Headquartered in Zürich, its membership now comprises 211 national associations. Member countries must each be members of one of the six regional confederations into which the world is divided: Africa, Europe, North & Central America and the Caribbean and South America. Although FIFA does not control the rules of football, that being the responsibility of the International Football Association Board, it is responsible for both the organization of a number of tournaments and their promotion, which generate revenue from sponsorship.
In 2017, FIFA had revenues of over US $734 million, for a net loss of $189 million, had cash reserves of over US$930 million. Reports by investigative journalists have linked FIFA leadership with corruption and vote-rigging related to the election of FIFA president Sepp Blatter and the organization's decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, respectively; these allegations led to the indictments of nine high-ranking FIFA officials and five corporate executives by the U. S. Department of Justice on charges including racketeering, wire fraud, money laundering. On 27 May 2015, several of these officials were arrested by Swiss authorities, who were launching a simultaneous but separate criminal investigation into how the organization awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups; those among these officials who were indicted in the U. S. are expected to be extradited to face charges there as well. Many officials were suspended by FIFA's ethics committee including Michel Platini. In early 2017 reports became public about FIFA president Gianni Infantino attempting to prevent the re-elections of both chairmen of the ethics committee, Cornel Borbély and Hans-Joachim Eckert, during the FIFA congress in May 2017.
On May 9, 2017, following Infantino's proposal, FIFA Council decided not to renew the mandates of Borbély and Eckert. Together with the chairmen, 11 of 13 committee members were removed; the need for a single body to oversee association football became apparent at the beginning of the 20th century with the increasing popularity of international fixtures. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association was founded in the rear of the headquarters of the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques at the Rue Saint Honoré 229 in Paris on 21 May 1904; the French name and acronym are used outside French-speaking countries. The founding members were the national associations of Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland; that same day, the German Football Association declared its intention of affiliating through a telegram. The first president of FIFA was Robert Guérin. Guérin was replaced in 1906 by Daniel Burley Woolfall from England, by a member of the association; the first tournament FIFA staged, the association football competition for the 1908 Olympics in London was more successful than its Olympic predecessors, despite the presence of professional footballers, contrary to the founding principles of FIFA.
Membership of FIFA expanded beyond Europe with the application of South Africa in 1909, Argentina in 1912, Canada and Chile in 1913, the United States in 1914. During World War II, with many players sent off to war and the possibility of travel for international fixtures limited, the organization's survival was in doubt. Post-war, following the death of Woolfall, the organisation was run by Dutchman Carl Hirschmann, it was saved from extinction but at the cost of the withdrawal of the Home Nations, who cited an unwillingness to participate in international competitions with their recent World War enemies. The Home Nations resumed their membership; the FIFA collection is held by the National Football Museum at Urbis in England. The first World Cup was held in 1930 in Uruguay. FIFA is headquartered in Zürich, is an association established under the law of Switzerland. FIFA's supreme body is the FIFA Congress, an assembly made up of representatives from each affiliated member association; each national football association has one vote, regardless of footballing strength.
The Congress assembles in ordinary session once every year, extraordinary sessions have been held once a year since 1998. The congress makes decisions relating to FIFA's governing statutes and their method of implementation and application. Only the Congress can pass changes to FIFA's statutes; the congress approves the annual report, decides on the acceptance of new national associations and holds elections. Congress elects the President of FIFA, its general secretary, the other members of the FIFA Council in the year following the FIFA World Cup. FIFA Council — called the FIFA Executive Committee and chaired by the president — is the main decision-making body of the organisation in the intervals of congress; the council is composed of 37 people: the president. The Executive Committee is the body that decides w