Football has not yet taken root in Puerto Rico
- in contrast to the other islands in the area - and ranks fifth in popularity after basketball, baseball, volleyball and professional boxing. However, Argentina and Brazil support a professional league which draws large crowds when Puerto Rico
Islanders FC, who are based in the USA, play a match on the island. Alexis Rivera, once voted US Soccer League Player of the Year, used to play for this club. Women's football is being actively promoted and two leagues with ten clubs have already been set up. Apart from development work in these clubs, girls' football now features in the school curriculum. A futsal league with five national teams has also been set up.