Recent studies have been showing that there have been far more head
injuries in soccer than had previously been realized. Indications are
that causes of these injuries are head-to-head, elbow-to-head,
head-to-goalpost, etc., and there is strong indication that head protection
would be advised. In fact, both U.S. Soccer and NFHS have sanctioned the
use of headgear meeting particular requirements.
Two headgear manufacturers who meet NHFS requirements (though they
do not explicitly endorse or recommend them) are: