With Americans buying over 200,000 tickets to the World Cup this year, soccer in Indiana is gaining more and more fans.
Sen. Dan Coats, R-Indiana, requested FIFA ban Russia from the World Cup because of its involvement in Ukraine.
The House Ways and Means Committee passed a bill to earmark tax dollars for a future stadium for Indianapolis' new professional soccer team, the Indy Eleven.
The new professional soccer team wants to build an $87 million multi-purpose stadium in downtown Indianapolis.
The projected first phase of construction is set to begin in June and will cost an estimated $2.6 million.
The Mexico U-20 soccer team defeated Indiana University on Sunday, 1-0.
The bill would allow 12- to 14-year-olds to referee soccer games after the Indiana Department of Labor ruled the practice violated child labor laws.
The Indiana Hoosiers men's soccer team fell to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Bloomington.
Orianica Velasquez is playing on the Columbian soccer team during the 2012 London Olympics
Kokomo received a $50,000 grant to help fund the construction of the Wildcat Creek Soccer Complex.