USAFL News

Sep 6, 2018

Showdown, EAFL Finale in New York

The brilliancy of the USAFL season is that each week is filled with intriguing matchups; carnivals, full on games, rivalries, and perhaps first time meetings.

This Saturday to the north of the Big Apple in Yonkers, not one, but two important sets of clashes will take place, ones that will shape the road to Nationals 2018 in Racine.

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Sep 2, 2018

Crows Within One Point of Roos for #1

Labor Day is here, and the race for Racine – see what I did there? – is now in high gear.

The month of August provided us with a lot of footy across the country, and the Austin Crows’ determination to get back to the top of Mount USAFL kicked up another notch with two more huge wins in Texas Cup play.

The wins were able to help them close the gap on Golden Gate down to a single vote.  But in the end, Golden Gate remained at the top of the USAFL Top 20 poll for a third consecutive month.

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Aug 30, 2018

Around the Grounds: Steelheads, Grizzlies Win Stumptown

Stumptown Throwdown – Portland, Oregon
Men – Portland 3-0, Seattle 2-1, Minnesota 1-2, Sacramento 0-3
Women – Seattle 2-0, Minnesota 1-1, Portland 0-2

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Aug 25, 2018

Game Day USA 8-25-18

Labor Day and the business end of the 2018 USAFL season is within sight.  And with four weekends of football remaining, teams are ramping up their preparations for Nationals in Racine.

A half dozen carnivals fill the air with action today, from coast to coast and all points in between.  From New England to Cascadia, from the Buckeye State to the Peachtree State, and from Texas to LA, it will be a cornucopia of Aussie Rules across this country.  It is Game Day, USA.

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Aug 16, 2018

Road to 2020: Freedom Hold Camp in Denver

The year 2020 sounds like something out of sci-fi movie.  Like a time where we’ll have interstellar space travel or something of that ilk.

But in fact, it is only two years away.  And before you know it, 2020 will be here, and so too will the seventh iteration of the AFL International Cup.

Between now and then, the USA Freedom women’s national team has a lot of work to do to improve upon their 4th place finish last year, and to make it to the Grand Final for the first time in the program’s history.

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Aug 13, 2018

Freedom In Search Of New Head Coach

The USAFL is embarking on a search for a new head coach to lead the US Freedom to the Women's International Cup in 2020. 

Overview:
USAFL is the recognized representative organization of Australian Football in the USA and is seeking to fill the Head Coaching position for the United States Freedom & United States Liberty, the women's national representative teams. Applications are due September 7, 2018.

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Aug 5, 2018

Roos Rule, Portland Does Double At Westerns

It’s a true as anything else in Aussie Rules; every team comes into every game and every tournament with something to prove.

With many teams, it’s about being the best.  With others, it’s showing how far you’ve come with new players, or with a new team altogether.

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Aug 3, 2018

Roos, Crows 1-2, Chaos at Bottom of July Poll

The summer of 2018 has been an utterly hot one.  Anyone who was part of the travelling road show that was the USAFL Regional Championship Series can tell you that.  Even in Philadelphia, where the Eastern Regional was played under pewter grey skies and the occasional downpour, it was like playing in a sauna.  Funny how that works.

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Jul 27, 2018

Hot As Sherrins - Previewing the USAFL Western Regionals

The last time the USAFL Western Regionals was in Sacramento, the high temperature reached 101 degrees Fahrenheit (39 degrees C); by noon, we could’ve had our own sausage sizzles in the parking lot.  Literally.

Topping out at around 100 degrees again, Sacramento, or rather the western suburb of Davis, welcomes in a dozen footballing entities from up and down the Pacific Coast.  The weather may be hot, but the footy will be hotter.  The longest running Regional Championships has always produced thrilling games and even better footy, and this weekend looks to be no exception.

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Jul 25, 2018

Export Report: Scherer Tearing Up QWAFL

Katrina Scherer (Columbus Cats) – Bond University (QWAFL)

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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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