This was in todays mediawatch and I wondered if the forum's members from the States could shed a little light.
football365.com/mediawatch said:'Like football and hockey players, soccer players would have to don helmets on the field to protect their heads, under a new legislative proposal. The measure, scheduled for a hearing today on Beacon Hill, would cover peewee leagues to college teams.' - The Boston Globe.
Two things about this make Mediawatch smile. The first is the prospect of Under-21 matches against a helmet-clad USA. The second is the question of just how bad the USA would be in the air if they didn't learn to head the ball until after college.