International Cup News

Aug 17, 2017

IC17 Preview: Matchday 5

Generally speaking, three isn’t a terrible number. It’s company, it’s a part of a full house, and it’s how many movies are in most trilogies.

In the context of the final game of this 2017 AFL International Cup, however, it’s not an ideal number for the USA Freedom and USA Revolution; they’d rather be playing tomorrow at the MCG and Etihad Stadium for first place, rather than at Royal Park for third place, but considering the number of teams behind them that stumbled in their own attempts to get to the big stages, three isn’t all that bad.

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Aug 15, 2017

IC17: Revos and Freedom to Play for 3rd

You can’t always get what you want.  But if you try some times, you might find, you get what you need.

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Aug 14, 2017

IC17 Preview: Matchday 4

Three years of work, three rounds of games, and the two American representative sides at the 2017 AFL International Cup have one game each to determine whether or not they’ll play in the Grand Final on the game’s biggest stages, the MCG and Etihad Stadium.

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Aug 13, 2017

IC17: Freedom, Liberty Set Records, Revos with Work to Do

It went without saying that the two games on this weekend for the two American IC17 clubs would go a long way to determining their chances at playing at the large AFL stadia that house the affections of footy fans in this city.

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Aug 11, 2017

IC17 Preview: Matchday 3

To quote Lucy Van Pelt, and it’s incredibly après pos here seeing as though we’re in Australia, it’s Sydney or the bush.

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Aug 9, 2017

IC17: Freedom, Revos Notch School Round Wins

There’s a song out there somewhere that goes, “It was a good day.”  And that was a great way to sum up Matchday 2 for the American contingent at IC17.

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Aug 8, 2017

IC17 Preview: Matchday 2

Chapter 1 has been written.  It’s time to turn the page.

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Aug 6, 2017

IC17: Revos tame Canada, Freedom fall to Ireland on Day 1

Opening day, IC17 has come and gone.  It was punctuated with the typical Melbourne flourish – four seasons in a day.  Pouring rain, cold, then bright sunshine, then cold again.

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Aug 5, 2017

IC17 Preview: Matchday 1

They've come from every corner of the globe to the Mecca of Australian Football.

The term "Mecca" is not used litely in ths respect.  Footy is, in its own right, a religion.  And like those of the Muslim faith make their pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca where their universe revolves, so too do those disciples of the great game of footy come to Melbourne.

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