A bus carrying 50 plus of St Louis’ best and brightest US national team fans departed Thursday October 10th for Kansas City and the Hexagonal match against Jamaica on October 11th.
Ryan Smith and Andi Gebhart of the St. Louis chapter of the American Outlaws join Mitch and Brad on the podcast. They discuss the recent trip to Kansas City, watching games at The Amsterdam Tavern, and why you should join the AO. (Hint: You SHOULD.) Podcast Link
Via ESPN FC – American Outlaws ruled in colorful, loud Columbus
I’d vote for Alexi Lalas for American soccer president. You would too if you were in Columbus on Monday night to see the ESPN analyst and former U.S. international give a brief but impassioned speech about American soccer’s growth to a collection of fanatical supporters gathered at a bar that’s more used to hosting fans of college football teams than soccer.
Lalas’s audience was the American Outlaws, but you probably already knew that. Rowdy and unapologetic, the Outlaws are the foremost proselytizers of the U.S. national soccer teams across the country. For the Outlaws, the U.S. men’s once-a-World Cup qualifying-cycle visit to Columbus to take on Mexico is a massive blowout, a chance to bring the full power of a grassroots movement-gone-mainstream to the biggest game of the year. Read more at ESPNFC.com
Steve Clare of the North American Soccer Reporters tells the story of Supporters Group in the US with an emphasis on the development of the American Outlaws and it’s impact on bringing US fans into the stadiums.
However, there was one team where this movement remained largely stagnant and where the home team was still regularly outsupported and outsung at home games. That side was the US Mens National Team.
Until recently that is.
On September 10 in Columbus there will be 9000 organized United States fans, easily trumping whatever the previous record was if it had ever been measured. The main water carriers of this ‘rushing revolution’ are a group called the American Outlaws, a Supporters Group dedicated to cheering on the US National Team.
U.S. Soccer unveiled today the game-specific poster and scarf for the upcoming U.S. Men’s National Team FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Mexico on Sept. 10 in Columbus, Ohio.
Designer Brent Rollins, who works in Brooklyn, N.Y., designed the game-specific poster and has been dedicated to producing iconic images and ideas for all media for more than 20 years. Rollins graphics, photo-collage and typography has spanned the entertainment, sportswear, publishing, and fine art worlds internationally.
The limited-edition poster will be available during U.S. Soccer events in Columbus leading up to the USA-Mexico match, including Fan Headquarters (#FanHQ) and the Pep Rally at the Bluestone.
There will also be a limited number of posters signed by Rollins for sale only on ussoccerstore.com.
Read more about the game-specific memorabilia at USsoccer.com