A soccer field is bigger than a football field Because a football field is restricted to being only 160 feet/ 53 1⁄3 yards (48.8 m) wide, whereas a soccer field can be up to 100 yards (90m) wide, a soccer field has a much greater surface area than a football field and is, therefore, bigger.
The sport of American football itself was relatively new in 1892. Its roots stemmed from two sports, soccer and rugby, which had enjoyed long-time popularity in many nations of the world. On November 6, 1869, Rutgers and Princeton played what was billed as the first college football game.
United States Football Association The United States Football Association, which had formed in the 1910s as the official organizing body of American soccer, changed its name to the United States Soccer Football Association in 1945, and it later dispensed with the “Football” altogether.