When did men’s soccer become an Olympic sport?



When did men’s soccer become an Olympic sport?

Men’s soccer has been held in every Olympic Games except one since 1900, and in 1992 it became an Under-23 tournament — with some exceptions. The U.S. men qualified for every Olympic soccer tournament from 1984 until 2000 but have reached the Games just once since then, in 2008 in Beijing.

How did the United States qualify for its first Olympic soccer tournament?

The United States qualified for its first Olympic men’s soccer tournament since 2008 when the Americans beat Honduras 3-0 at San Pedro Sula on Friday night in the semifinals of the Under-20 championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean.

How many times has the US soccer team been to the Olympics?

The U.S. men qualified for every Olympic soccer tournament from 1984 until 2000 but have reached the Games just once since then, in 2008 in Beijing. In 2012, ’16 and ’20, the U.S. needed to win its semifinal at a Concacaf U-23 tournament in order to qualify.