Mission: To promote and govern soccer in the united states in order to make it the preeminent sport recognized for excellence in participation, spectator appeal, international competitions and gender equality.
Programs: Youth national and men's and women's national team programs-the 21 national teams managed by the federation range from the under-14 boy's and girl's teams to the under-23 men's and women's teams and the men's and women's senior national teams. All teams participate in domestic and international matches. Included in this amount are all expenses related to player development.
referee program-trains experienced and new referees in the latest techniques and rules of soccer. Depending on the classifications, referees officiate at all levels of soccer matches ranging from youth to professional international soccer.
coaching program-trains coaches in the latest techniques. Interested individuals may gain certification in the six progressive levels of coaching. The curriculum for the six levels is authorized by the federation. The federation runs schools throughout the country for a and b license certification. State associations run schools for c, d and e certification. F license certification is done online. There are two additional advance courses, one for professional coaches and one for academy directors.