USAFL News

Oct 8, 2015

2015 Nationals Game Day Process

Following the recommended game day process for players and club admins will help the tournament run as smoothly as possible.  The USAFL recommends doing as much as you can before heading to the grounds for games.  We do provide club admin kiosks at Tournament Central but internet access can be spotty. 

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Oct 7, 2015

College Exhibition Match to be Held at Nationals

Calling all college undergrads:

The USAFL is proud to announce the first ever College Exhibition Game at the 2015 USAFL Nationals, to be played on Saturday, October 17th at 1pm at Onion Creek Soccer Complex in Austin.

A 10-a-side contest to be contested as the showcase game on the tournament's first day, the goal is to gather the college students from across the country to play in a game between themselves and inspire them to form teams when they return to college.

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Oct 6, 2015

From Melbourne to Texas: Riddell Umpires take to Nationals

Over forty teams will be making the trip to Austin for Nationals next week, making the long journey to compete.  One other team will be there, but for a whole different reason.

Melbourne-based Riddell Umpires, the officiating association of the Riddell District Football League, will be participating in this year's National Championships, becoming the first team of umpires from Australia to do so.   Founded in 1983, Riddell Umpires have become one of the largest and most innovative umpiring associations in Australia.

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Oct 1, 2015

2015 USAFL Nationals Seedings Announced

Six months of footy, spanning the entire continental USA, played over fields of every size and variety, have drawn to a close.  Nationals is near, and clubs from New York to California and all points in between are waiting to hear their opponents for the big gathering in Austin.

Wait no more.

USAFL.com's Brian Barrish and USA Revolution Head Coach Tom Ellis unveil the pools and seedings for the 2015 USAFL National Championships, which will take place in Austin, TX on October 17-18, 2015.

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Sep 27, 2015

2015 AFL Grand Final Viewing Parties

On Friday night, October 2nd, (US Time) the Super Bowl of Aussie Rules football will take place.  The Hawks will try to three-peat as premiers, while the Eagles will go for their first flag in nine years. 

Fans from all over the world will be tuning in, and you can too.  Support your local club and join them as the biggest day of the footballing calendar commences from the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The game will be shown live on Fox Soccer Plus and WatchAFL, with first bounce at 12:30am EDT (Saturday).  Below are a listing of USAFL clubs who are hosting Grand Final watch parties.  Clubs whose parties are not listed can submit them here to be added to the list.  

You can also find parties across the USA, North America and the world by visiting AFL Grand Final Overseas Party Finder and the Australian Football Association of North America's Grand Final Page.

Can't make it out to watch the game?  Get an AFL Global Grand Final Pass and catch every second live.

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Sep 10, 2015

USAFL Top 20 Poll VIII: Crows Hold, LA Breathes Fire

As the rocking and rolling regular season enters its final turbulent end, the battle for the top of the USAFL Top 20 Poll has become an aerial dogfight, with a couple of upsets throwing oil into the engines of the highest flying teams.

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Sep 3, 2015

Western Bulldogs' Wuetschner Arrives in Boston

You don’t need to look at a map to know, inherently, that Boston is a long, long way from Australia.

From a footy sense, this is the case as well.  The open parks and school yards that the Boston Lady Demons train and play on are in vast contrast to the ovals Down Under, which are tailor made for Australian Rules Football.  The spectator totals here smaller, and most Americans have never even heard of the sport. 

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Aug 19, 2015

USAFL Top 20 Poll VII: Austin Soars to Top Spot

Bombers fly high.  But now, the Crows are flying higher.

Last weekend’s Stumpdown Throwdown, despite not involving the Austin club, is what finally catapulted the 2013 premiers into the top spot in the USAFL Top 20 Poll.  The Crows can thank the Golden Gate Roos and the hometown Portland Steelheads, as they knocked off the Orange County Bombers on the way.  The Steelheads were rewarded with their first appearance in the poll, while the Roos got rewarded with… well… staying in the 9th position for another round of voting.

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Aug 12, 2015

Revos Cling to 9th Parallel Cup Win in Vanica's Swan Song

LAUDERHILL, Florida -- Andy Vanica is used to being a champion.

He has been the backbone of the Denver Bulldogs for just about the entire duration of that club’s long and storied history.  He also has been a part of several international triumphs with the USA Revolution.

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Aug 10, 2015

Canadians Storm Home over Freedom to win Parallel Cup

LAUDERHILL, Florida -- Lightning.  It can come in a bottle, it never strikes twice, and it sometimes delays the inevitable.

It is also quick, unpredictable, and highly dangerous.  As the USA Freedom and Canada Northern Lights found out, it can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  And just as fast as the Americans sprinted out to a big first quarter lead, their counterparts from up north struck back early and often, then were miserly about letting the Americans get any sniff of a victory.

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Aug 1, 2015

Devos Win, Liberty Falls on Parallel Cup Opening Night

LAUDERHILL, Florida – The next wave of American footy nationals took to the field on Friday night under the lights at Central Broward Regional Park, and for eighty minutes at a time, a total of forty-eight men and women attempted to show that they had what it takes to play at the international level.

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Jul 30, 2015

Sunglasses At Night - Pregaming the 49th Parallel Cup Men

It is a long and winding road between now and the year 2017.

Three long years will simply ferment the simmering feelings of two talented footballing nations who feel that their trips to Melbourne for the International Cup last summer would be largely unfulfilled.  The USA finished 8th, their worst IC finish in history.  Canada finished fifth, their best ever result, but were on the wrong side of the percentage formula and missed out on a chance to play in the semi-finals.

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Jul 29, 2015

USA Liberty Announce Captains for Parallel Cup

The Freedom and Liberty coaching staff are pleased to announce the Liberty Leadership team for the upcoming 49th Parallel Cup being played in Fort Lauderdale, FL this weekend. 

Lizzie Even who led the the Liberty squad in 2014 at the International Cup will be back in 2015 as our Captain. Her 4th year in the program, Lizzie has developed into a fine leader with plenty of voice on and off the field, and the team will be looking to her come this Friday.

Two vice-captains will serve the Liberty this year:

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Jul 29, 2015

USAFL Top 20 Poll VI: Here Come the Crows...

Here come the Austin Crows.

Three games in the wind and rain of Wisconsin saw them huff, and puff, and blow down the competition.  They pushed and clawed their way past New York – on the field and on the ladder -- into the #2 spot on the Top 20 poll, but would fall just one point short of overtaking top-ranked Orange County.

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Jul 29, 2015

Etat D'Soleil - Pregaming the 49th Parallel Cup Women

It says somewhere in a really old book that a lot of people read that one should “love thy neighbor.”  And when it comes to Canada, we do really like our neighbors to the North.  They are great people living in a beautiful country with much better healthcare laws and a lower drinking age than we have here.

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