Jul 20, 2017

Revos, Freedom Learn IC17 Foes

Has it really been three years since the last International Cup?  Since nearly a thousand players from all over the world gathered in the center of the Australian Football universe for the triennial tug-of-war for international footy supremacy?

Yea, it has been.

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Jul 7, 2017

The Same Amount of Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Women's Footy

By Jacob Trask

Winter in Washington is an uninviting environment for outdoor activities. The trees are bare, the grey skies menacing, and streets void of the bustle of subsequent seasons. Yet, at 6pm each Wednesday evening in February, one would find at West Potomac Park several DC women huddled, running, and tackling with an odd-shaped ball.

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Jul 6, 2017

Funny Funny Riddle: Western Regionals Preview

In 1858, a group of prospectors who had come from the east during the height of the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush made camp in the North Platte Valley of what was then the Kansas Territory. 

They called it Montana City. 

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Jun 29, 2017

Shaken But Not Stirred: Austin Stumbles, Remains #1

I was going to call this one “Holy Crap”.

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Jun 28, 2017

Eagles Upset NY; Magpies Women, Tigers all win at Easterns

Mother Nature threw down quite a gauntlet this past weekend.

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Jun 23, 2017

Carolina in My Mind: Eastern Regionals Preview

North Carolina is a vast, diverse state.  Its terrain and culture are wide and varied, from the mountainous west to the oceanic east, with fertile plains and cities in between. 

It’s home to several prestigious universities, the place where the first successful human flight took place, and where you best like your BBQ pork sopped with vinegar because that’s how they eat it down there.

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Jun 21, 2017

Around the Grounds: June 17th, 2017

Here are the results and team recaps from games played last weekend, the first of two sandwich weeks between regional tournaments:


Seattle Grizzlies 7.10.52 def by Portland Steelheads ?.?.56

Two teams that know each other very well played one of the best games of the year up in Seattle, as Portland hung onto a four point thriller on the road over the Grizz.

Seattle Grizzlies 12.6.78 def Portland Sockeyes 4.8.32

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Jun 19, 2017

USA Freedom & Liberty Renew Spurs' Partnership

The USA Freedom and Liberty (Freeberty) tour of Australia is getting closer and closer, and the excitement for that fortnight in August is building rapidly.  The tour will include the Freedom taking part in the 2017 AFL International Cup, while the Liberty will be playing games in and around Melbourne against local clubs.

Once again, the USA Freedom program is fortunate to continue their partnership with the VU Western Spurs, who will host a training session on Monday, August 7th

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Jun 15, 2017

Magpies Outfly Crows to Clinch CRT, End Streak

When the Dallas Magpies defeated the Austin Crows in September, 2015, there may not have been many people that would foresee a long winning streak being spawned in reply.  Two National Championships, a repeat CRT premiership, and 25 matches later, the Crows came to North Little Rock, Arkansas, looking to continue that trend.

Eight other clubs came to NLR with opposite ideas.  And it was fitting that it would be the Magpies who would put a halt to the streak, which officially came to an end at 27.

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Jun 8, 2017

Did You See What Arkansas -- Central Regional Preview

Though the state of Arkansas is quintessentially an American setting, its history has seen a number of nationalities come through.

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Jun 6, 2017

Around the Grounds: June 3rd, 2017


Philadelphia Hawks 1.1.7 def by Baltimore-Washington Eagles 17.16.118

#15 ranked Baltimore-Washington (1-1) jaunted up to Philly and defeated the Hawks (0-1) by their biggest ever margin, 111-points, to pick up their first win of the year.  Sam Rowley led all goalkickers with a cool half-dozen. (Recap).


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May 31, 2017

Still The One: Austin Tops May Top 20

Here we are, another year.  Another football season, another half a year around the big glowing ball of gas that gives us life to play said footy.

The season is well and truly underway, under the hot, hot heat of Texas, the liquid sunshine of New York, and whatever it is they’re breathing these days in California.

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May 23, 2017

Around the Grounds: May 20th, 2017

This past weekend was a massive one in terms of good footy around the USA this past weekend.  In addition, we had four new women’s teams make their debut as the USAFL club count reached 39.  Here’s how things went down.

80-35 TOURNAMENT – Des Moines, Iowa

The short-sided tournament was set up as an eight team knockout, with the winners of the first round progressing to the semi-finals and the losers playing a consolation match to ensure that all teams played at least two games on the day.

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May 18, 2017

AtG: May 13, What's On: May 20

Results of Games Played May 13, 2017:

JOHN HARRELL CUP – Louisville, Kentucky

Semifinal #1: Ohio Valley River Rats 14.5.89 def Indianapolis/Cleveland 4.1.25
Semifinal #2: Columbus Jackaroos 7.6.48 def Nashville 3.3.21
Third Place: Nashville 16.10.106 def Indianapolis/Cleveland 3.2.20
Final: Columbus 4.9.33 def Ohio Valley 4.5.29

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