Soccer….Family Style


New Zealand Outlaws! Get Your NZO Shirt Benefitting Little Feet Today!
October 23, 2013, 11:58 pm
Filed under: FIFA, Supporter Culture, US Soccer

New Zealand OutlawsYou want to support New Zealand as they do battle with US Soccer’s arch nemesis, Mexico, but you don’t have any New Zealand merch to wear game day? Here’s your chance to rep New Zealand All Whites AND support a great charity! $20 for the shirt, $5 to ship up to four shirts in the USA (shipping to New Zealand, we’ll have to look up), and all the profits will be donated to Little Feet, a soccer charity that helps children in need get soccer fields and gear. Orders will be accepted through 10/27 so we can ship in time for the first game. Click this link to order yours!

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100 Chapters for American Outlaws
October 11, 2013, 9:48 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

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Last night, AO announced its 100th chapter at the night before party in Kansas City.  It took a moment for me to let that sink in. 12000 members in 100 chapters. When I started AO Des Moines in 2008, I didn’t expect it to be much more than the members of our family. I thought I knew everyone who cared about soccer in my city. I was shocked when we became chapter 38 in 2010. Even more stunned when I got our list recently and discovered we had over 120 members.  After the boom we experienced during the last World Cup, makes me wonder, how many chapters and members we’ll be looking at a year from now. For now, congrats all you Outlaws, and happy last home qualifier.



Want to Get Psyched Up for USMNT Coming to KC?
October 9, 2013, 9:08 am
Filed under: Supporter Culture, US Soccer

I love going to KC for games, you love going to KC for games, but we’re qualified, so maybe you’re feeling a little meh about the whole thing. Speaking personally, I had some ugly experiences at the hands of Cauldron members after my “Stereotype” post including continued comments that are too ugly to ever see the light of day on this blog. Things that should never be said from one supporter to another. Things that would make my list of supporter club turnoffs. But I digress….

This blog is a reminder to myself and all of you, how great Sporting Park can (and hopefully will) be. There will be North and South end supporters, and frankly, I love how this place sounds. The architecture is brilliant, the Members Bar is fantastic, and barbeque so serious they sing songs about it. I can’t wait to rally up with my friends from AO RVA, Detroit, Cali, and around the US, toast our boys, have some birthday cake, and rock the house just like this.




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