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