USAFL News

Jul 19, 2018

Crows, Lady Bulldogs, River Rats Outlast Temps in Nashville

Footy in the US is a summer sport.  It's a complete 180 from the climate in Australia, where it is dead in the middle of their winter and that's where the game thrives.

That's why footy in the US is a completely different beast, and last Saturday in Nashville, the winners were those who could get handle not just the teams in front of them, but the neigh-triple digit temps that greeted them at Metro Soccer Complex.  With planes landing at Nashville International behind them, 13 teams from the breadth and width of the midwest came in search of a cup.

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Jul 18, 2018

Revos Name Squad for Irish Tour

As the clock ticks towards the 2020 AFL International Cup, coach Tom Ellis is taking the USA Revolution men’s National team overseas to stretch its legs.

The Revos will head to Ireland this month for three matches, two of them against the Irish Warriors in Dublin, sandwiched around a midweek trek to Belfast to take on the Belfast Redbacks Football Club.

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Jul 13, 2018

Smash and Nash: Previewing the Central Regionals

They say that Boston is the hub of New England, such that all roads seem to lead there.   Tennessee, it might be argued, is the hub of the south.  No fewer than seven states border her, and smack dab (nearly) in the middle is the city of Nashville.

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Jul 10, 2018

LA's Murphy Flying High with West Perth

Sam Murphy’s journey from American football walk-on to state league Aussie footballer has been a fun and eventful odyssey. The ruckman from the Los Angeles Dragons made his debut two weeks ago for the West Perth Falcons in the WAFL, becoming the latest American to thrive in local footy.

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Jun 29, 2018

Eastern Regional Championships Recap

The forecast called for thunder and lightning, very very frightening.

There was rain, and mist, but there was no physical lightning.  But there was a change of the guard across all three contested divisions at the Eastern Regional Championships in suburban Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Hawks and Columbus Cats won their first ever men’s regional championships, while the Boston, Baltimore, and DC Eagles ladies combined to lift their first ever trophy on the women’s side.

Photography Credit: Tim Koen Photography

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Jun 26, 2018

Revos to Make Summer Tour of Ireland

The USA Revolution is Proud to announce they will be traveling to Dublin Ireland July 28-August 5th 2018. 

The Revolution will take a squad mostly consisting of developmental players. Most of this squad barely missed out on making the Revolution team that placed 4th in last year’s International Cup. They are all eager to show the USA that they are deserving and will look to make an impression leading up to the next cup in 2020.

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Jun 25, 2018

Chicago Launches Womens Team

It’s with great delight that the Chicago Swans officially announce the Chicago Swans Women’s team.

The Chicago Swans have been an integral part of the US footy community since the mid 90s, and off the back of growing popularity of Women’s AFL across the world the Club are excited to launch the Swans Women’s team in 2018. 

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Jun 22, 2018

Whiz Wit - Previewing the Eastern Regional Championships

Philadelphia is a city of beginnings.

It was America’s first major city, it’s first capital, and the birthplace of this country’s two most important documents.  It’s where Ben Franklin, Mike Schmidt, and Ed Rendell had their best years.  It’s an area that loves its history, its culture, and its sport.  In the words of comedian Joe Conklin, “It’s the only place where babies learn to boo before they can walk.”

It’s also the only place in America where you can get a decent cheesesteak.  Don’t try and fight me on this, you will lose.

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Jun 21, 2018

USAFL Top 20 Poll June - Roos Start Out on Top

Everyone’s favorite poll is back for another year.

The USAFL Top 20 Poll returns for its fourth season, as we’ve again assembled our crack, nine-person super-secret expert panel.  Each panelist votes for who they think are their top twenty USAFL teams.  Each first place vote is worth twenty points, nineteen points for each second vote, and so on.

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Jun 19, 2018

Development Committee Spotlight - June 2018

With over 1500 men’s and women’s players across 40 clubs nationwide, the strength of the USAFL is definitely its clubs.   A key challenge for clubs has been achieving sustainable growth with obstacles such as travel distances and costs often making it difficult to sustain operations and build player numbers.

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Jun 11, 2018

Columbus Earns Its Stripes; Enter the Cats

Ten years after bursting onto the American footy scene, a new era begins for the club from the capital of Ohio.

The Columbus Australian Rules Football Club, whose teams up until this season have been known as the Jackaroos and Jillaroos, are officially now known as the Columbus Cats.  The change includes a relationship with the AFL’s Geelong Football Club, which was founded nearly 150 years prior to the team in Columbus.

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Jun 9, 2018

Game Day, USA - June 9th

This is the eight weekend of USAFL play, and from coast to coast and all points in between, there is a heaping helping of footy available.  This week, you'll be able to click the name of most of the events below to get more information direct from the clubs via Facebook events and team pages.

Its GAME DAY, USA!

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Jun 7, 2018

Around the Grounds: Chicago Sweeps, EAFL Teams Split

DES MOINES 80/35 TOURNAMENT – WEST DES MOINES, IA
MEN: 1st Chicago Swans (4-0), 2nd Minnesota Freeze (3-1), 3rd Denver Bulldogs (2-2), 4th Des Moines Roosters (1-3), Wisconsin/Minnesota-B (0-4).
WOMEN: Minnesota Freeze 6.15.51 def All-Comers 1.4.10

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Jun 5, 2018

My Football Story: Will Sandman

Name:  William Sandman
Hometown:  Louisville, KY
Years Playing:  16 years

Clubs I have played for:  Milwaukee Bombers, Louisville Kings, Ohio Valley River Rats, Portland Steelheads, Hong Kong Typhoons

Clubs I have played against:  Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Columbus, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Quebec, Houston, Austin, Kansas City, Seattle, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York, Guangzhou, China

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