Football and rugby are the two most popular sports in American Samoa
. The Football Federation of American Samoa
is the only sports organisation that organises tournaments for teenagers and schoolchildren. Two full-time coaches are responsible for the overall promotion of football and they also hold courses for other groups and clubs that show interest. The number of mens and womens teams has grown steadily over the past few years. American Samoa
experienced their first success when an international match was played on home ground for the first time. The national youth team managed a draw against opponents of the same age from the Cook Islands during the qualifiers for the U-17 confederation championship in Pago Pago in 2002.