USAFL News

Oct 8, 2018

2018 Nationals Preview: Mens Division 1

Lo, for it is October.  The tenth page on the calendar brings with it many things – among them chilly weather, crisp air, foliage, and unnecessarily early Christmas decorations.  Seriously, I haven’t even bought my Halloween candy yet, what the heck?

Of more importance than all of that, October means that the National Championships of Australian Rules Football are upon us.  A year of blood, sweat, tears, and the occasional beverage of tears have brought us to this point.  To quote the immortal Ron Barrassi and probably a few others, “this is what you play for.”

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Oct 7, 2018

AFL Umpires To Take Part in Nationals Umpire Clinic

The USAFL Umpires Association will once again be hosting a pre-Nationals umpiring clinic from 1-5pm on Friday, October 12th at the SCORe Complex in Racine, Wisconsin.

The clinic is free and open to all current umpires as well as those interested in learning.

This year, the USAFL and USAFLUA are thrilled to welcome four AFL field umpires who will be helping conduct the clinic as well as observing the tournament throughout the weekend.

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Sep 30, 2018

2018 USAFL Nationals Divisions Announced

The USAFL is proud to announce the seedings for the seven divisions to be contested at the 2018 USAFL National Championships in Racine, Wisconsin to be held October 13-14 at the SCORe Complex.  This year's tournament features 45 teams spanning seven divisions, representing nearly forty clubs across the USA and Canada.

The divisions were announced live on the USAFL Facebook page on Thursday, September 27th, hosted by USAFL.com's Brian Barrish, USAFL Revolution head coach Tom Ellis, and New York Magpies and USA Liberty player Lauren Skonieczny.

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Sep 22, 2018

GameDay USA - NorCal, Texas Cup Wrap Up Season

After six-plus months of training, working, running, and matches, the USAFL season enters its 21st and final weekend of play.  After this, the teams await their assignments for the 2018 USAFL Nationals in Racine on October 13-14.

From regional rivalries to thrilling three-way carnivals, the last weekend of the home-and-away campaign has it all today.

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Sep 18, 2018

Columbus' Simpson Leads Local Side to Flag

Clyde Simpson has always been a leader of men, from his time in the service, through his captaincy with the Columbus Cats Football Club and the USA Revolution national team.

Half a world away from home, he continues to lead, and on this occasion, led them to premiership glory.

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Sep 10, 2018

USA-Australia Mateship Cup to Debut at Nationals

What was forged in the throes of war a century ago between two nations, remains strong across the decades and a massive ocean.

The United States and Australia first fought side-by-side at the Battle of Hamel in Northern France in 1918.  Since then, troops from both nations have served side-by-side in every major conflict of the 20th and 21st Centuries.

That spirit and tradition is carried on and exemplified by the USAFL, with players from both nations competing alongside one another on the field of play since the league was founded in 1997.

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Sep 9, 2018

2018 AFL Grand Final Viewing Parties

For the 122nd time, two clubs will come together in front of 100,000-plus people at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to determine who will be premiers of the Australian Football League for 2018.

Led by American Mason Cox, the Collingwood Magpies make their league leading 42nd Grand Final appearance, attempting to win their 16th Premiership.  Standing in their way is Josh Kennedy and the West Coast Eagles, in their seventh Grand Final looking for flag number four.

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Sep 9, 2018

Catch the AFL Finals with WatchAFL!

We're in the stretch run of the 2018 AFL Premiership season!  WatchAFL and the USAFL are offering a discounted end of season subscription package that includes games from Round 21 all through the Grand Final!  

This offer is available along side its yearly, monthly, and weekly plans.

ALSO!  Use the code AUS10 on checkout to get a 10% discount on any new subscription!

And don't forget that a portion of the proceeds helps the USAFL help the game of Aussie Rules grow right here in the USA!

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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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