AFL International Cup 2014
The 2014 AFL International Cup is set for August 9-23 in Melbourne, Australia. The USAFL will be represented by three teams the USA Revolution on the men's side and the USA Freedom and USA Liberty in the women's competition.
Watch the Action Live
The AFL wil be live streaming the Revolution vs Finland match on Saturday, August 9 at 7:30pm Eastern/4:30pm Pacific time. The Freedom vs Canada Northern Lights match will follow at 11pm Eastern/8pm Pacific time. The Liberty vs Canada Midnight Suns will air on Tuesday, August 19 at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific time. Men's and women's finals matches will air on Thursday, August 21. The women's Grand Final will air Saturday, August 23 at 12:10am Eastern/Friday, August 22 at 9:10 Pacific time. The men's Grand Final will follow on Saturday, August 23 at 2:50am Eastern/Friday, August 22 at 11:50pm Pacific time. Games will be shown at http://www.afl.com.au/global/aflic14/streaming.
Meet the USA Teams
The International Cup Overview
- 2002 marked the beginning of the International Cup concept when 11 mens teams competed. Champions – Ireland.
- 2005 saw 10 mens teams compete and the introduction of a ‘community round’ within the competition with games played in Wangaratta. Champions - NZ.
- The 2008 International Cup saw 16 competing teams and 3 cultural teams. Champions – PNG.
- In 2011 the IC grew to incorporate 23 teams. 18 men's teams across 2 divisions and 5 women’s teams. Matches were played in both Sydney & Melbourne. Full details available at www.IC11.com.au. Men's Champions – Ireland; Women’s Champions – Ireland; Men's Division 2 winner – Fiji.
2014 Competition Format
There will be 18 men’s and 7 women’s teams competing in the 2014 IC.
Men’s teams: Canada, China, Fiji, Finland, France, Indonesia, Ireland, Great Britain, India, Japan, Nauru, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Sweden, Tonga, USA.
Women’s teams: USA – Freedom, USA – Liberty, Canada – Northern Lights, Canada – Midnight Suns, Ireland, Fiji, Tonga,
The majority of matches will be played at Royal Park in Parkville and for the first time a community round will be played as curtain-raisers to amateur suburban and country matches.
The women’s grand final will be played at Punt Road Oval and the men’s grand final will be the curtain-raiser to the Round 22 AFL match between Hawthorn and the Geelong Cats at the MCG.
The men’s fixture is divided into three pools. Each team will play three pool matches and will then be ranked from one to 18. Teams will then be split into three groups for finals; top four, Division One and Division Two.
Revolution Match Schedule
|DATE||MATCH||WHERE||LOCAL TIME||US Time|
|Sun Aug 10||Revolution vs Finland||Western Oval, Royal Park, Parkville||9:30am||Sat Aug 9, 7:30pm EST/4:30pm PST|
|Wed Aug 13||Revolution vs Canada||McAlister Oval, Royal Park, Parkville||3:30pm||Wed Aug 13, 1:30am EST/Tue Aug 12 10:30pm PST|
|Sat Aug 16||Revolution vs New Zealand||Montrose Recreation Reserve||12:30pm||Fri Aug 15, 10:30pm EST/7:30 PST|
|Tue Aug 19||Round Finals & Division Matches||Royal Park|
|Fri Aug 22||Third Place & Division Matches||Ransford Oval, Royal Park, Parkville|
|Sat Aug 23||Men's Grand Final||Melbourne Cricket Ground||4:50pm||Sat Aug 23, 2:50am EST/Fri Aug 22 11:50pm PST|
Freedom Match Schedule
|DATE||MATCH||WHERE||LOCAL TIME||US TIME|
|Sun Aug 10||Freedom vs Canada Northern Lights||Western Oval, Royal Park, Parkville||1:30pm||Sat Aug 9, 11pm EST/8pm PST|
|Wed Aug 13||Freedom vs Canada Midnight Suns||Ransford Oval, Royal Park, Parkville||9:30am||Tue Aug 12, 7pm EST/4pm PST|
|Sat Aug 16||Freedom vs Tonga||Kings Park Reserve, St Albans||4:30pm||Sat Aug 16, 2:30am EST/Fri Aug 15, 11:30pm PST|
|Wed Aug 20||Freedom vs Fiji||McAlister Oval, Royal Park, Parkville||10:00am||Tue Aug 20, 8pm/EST/5pm PST|
|Fri Aug 22||3rd & 5th Place Matches||Royal Park|
|Sat Aug 23||Women's Grand Final||Richmond FC - Punt Road Oval||2:10pm||Sat Aug 23, 12:10am EST/Fri Aug 22, 9:10pm PST|
Liberty Match Schedule
|DATE||MATCH||WHERE||LOCAL TIME||US TIME|
|Wed Aug 13||Liberty vs Canada Northern Lights||Western Oval, Royal Park, Parkville||11:30am||Tue Aug 12, 9:30pm EST/6:30pm PST|
|Sat Aug 16||Liberty vs Ireland||Plenty Park, Cnr Yan Yean Rd & Memorial Dr, Plenty||2:00pm||Sat Aug 16, 12am EST/Fri Aug 15 9pm PST|
|Mon Aug 18||Libery vs Fiji||Ransford Oval, Royal Park, Parkville||11:00am||Sun Aug 11, 9pm EST/6pm PST|
|Wed Aug 20||Liberty vs Canada Midnight Suns||Ransford Oval, Royal Park, Parkville||12:00pm||Tue Aug 19, 10pm EST/7pm PST|
|Fri Aug 22||Women's 3rd & 5th Place Matches||Royal Park, Parkville|
|Sat Aug 23||Women's Grand Final||Richmond FC, Punt Road Oval||2:10pm||Fri Aug 22, 12:10 EST/Fri Aug 22, 9:10 PST|
The 2 week tournament outline is as follows:
|Sat Aug 9||Official Launch, Parade of Nations & AFL match||Federation Square Melbourne & MCG (Hawthorn v Melbourne)||1pm|
|Sun Aug 10||Round 1 Matches||Royal Park, Park St, Parkville|
|Wed Aug 13||Round 2 Matches||Royal Park, Park St, Parkville|
|Sat Aug 16||Round 3 - Community Round Matches||Various venues|
|Sun Aug 17||AFL Match visit||MCG (Melbourne v GWS)||3:20pm|
|Tue Aug 19||Round 4 Matches||Royal Park, Park St, Parkville|
|Fri Aug 22||Finals Round Matches||Royal Park, Park St, Parkville|
|Fri Aug 22||Official International Cup Gala Dinner||Crown Casino, Melbourne||7pm|
|Sat Aug 23||AFL IC14 Women's Grand Final||Punt Road Oval, Richmond FC||2:10pm|
|Sat Aug 23||AFL IC14 Men's Grand Final||MCG. Prior to Hawthorn v Geelong||4:50pm|
|Sat Aug 23||AFL 9’s at Half time of Hawthorn V Geelong||MCG. Half time of Haw v Geelong|