AO New Haven Meets TODAY at Anna Liffeys for USA-Italy

Rain, snow, or shine The American Outlaws newest unofficial chapter will be anticipating a performance by the U.S. Men’s National Team against Italy in Genoa.

This is the first match for AO New Haven as our good friend AO Hartford have been established for nearly 4 years. Come down and take in a match with friends at Anna Liffeys in New Haven - 17 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT - and enjoy talking all things soccer/football with passionate U.S. Soccer fans. Match starts at 2:30pm, today February 29th. Don’t forget to wear your uniform: stars, stripes, red, white, and of course blue. Bandanas, flags, construction hats. Whatever you can think of to represent the U.S.

The American Outlaws are the Premier USMNT Supporters Group in the United States. They represent the next generation of U.S. soccer fans, that aren’t content with clapping & saying ‘defense.’ Instead, the future is more dynamic, outlandish, and of course, passionate in U.S. MNT support. Join American Outalws today

Become an American Outlaw

Our mission is to Unite and Strengthen the fans of the United States Mens’ National Team, through a group of dedicated supporters. We are loud, passionate, organized, and dedicated.

We pledge

  • To be loud. To stand, sing and cheer our boys on.
  • To be an organized, unified group of fans at both the local and national level.
  • To hold events surrounding the US National Team Games both at the stadium and at locations across the country.
  • To become a community of fans dedicated to supporting our team.

Benefits

  • Discounts on Tickets to the supporters section of each US game
  • Membership benefits at events such as tailgates, viewing parties, etc.
  • 10% Discounts at http://shop.bigsoccer.com/
  • Free gifts from great companies such as NIKE, FSC, and more…  (varies based on events)
  • Flight Discounts from Continental Airlines to any US Soccer game, anywhere in the world. http://www.continental.com
  • Members also get a the new 2012 American Outlaws tshirt & an American flag bandana

It doesn’t have to be once every four years.

Celebrate every US MNT goal with American Outlaws with over 72 chapters across the country, or join us in Connecticut for every televised US MNT team game in New Haven, or Hartford to support the boys of the red white & blue right here at home. 

Joining American Outlaws was probably the easiest $20 I’ve ever spent. It was immediately reimbursed when I received my free shirt, and discounts on US MNT games. Also, the camaraderie achieved is instantaneous and priceless whenever attending AO viewing parties, and pre match tailgates outside the stadium. 

So check out American Outlaws today. Learn the songs listed here. View the Chants below and get in on the movement on the road to the 2014 World Cup

Here is the newest song from The American Outlaws Chant Contest submitted be a member. We love this. It’s easy to see how much energy this song will bring when chanted by thousands of people. We hope to get this chant started in New Haven today.

The USA will stand our ground, the USA will not back down

We are the People’s team, We are the People’s team, We are the People’s team

We’re the Sons of Liberty

We are the People’s team, We are the People’s team, We are the People’s team

We’re the Songs of Liberty 

United, United

The Outlaws are United

United, United

Forever Undivided

We are the People’s team, We are the People’s team, We are the People’s team

We’re the Sons of Liberty

REPEAT

Great Landon Donovan chant by AO NYC. Video validated by Stanky Leg.

He’s Landon Donovan

He’s All-American

He Scores for Everton

And Beats the Mexicans

Classic.

Another winner from the AO Chant Contest, an ode to Tim Howard & an ode to Timmy from South Park alllll at the same time. 

I don’t think I could type this out better than he can say it, or we can sing it so leggo!

This chant, and the one above won the AO Chant Contest in January, and I believe this is the first US MNT game where the chants will be used.

Ti-meh, Ti-meh, Ti-meh, Ti-meh, Ti-meh, Ti-meh, TI-MEH!

That worked out.

Classic American Outlaws song sung over and over as US MNT team games. Doesn’t mean it isn’t fun. Any song that includes a bounce is automatically addicting. We love ya, that’s for sure.

We love ya, We Love ya, We love ya

and where you go we’ll follow, we’ll follow, we’ll follow

Cause we support the US, the US, the US

And that’s the way we like it, we like it, we like it

BOUNCE

All of this is way to fun for you to be sitting around and not joining in on the action. Get to your local AO Chapter today and celebrate America as USA take on Italy in Genoa. We’ll be here in New Haven, enjoying great drink specials at Anna Liffeys - $3 Bud Light Draft, $2.50 PBR, 10% off appetizers for the match. All ages are welcome in the restaurant part of the pub.

Pick up one of our Chapter scarves and tshirts today at the match. $20 for the scarves (normally $30) and $15 for the tshirts. The scarves are double sided, meaning you get both colors for one scarf. They are very high quality. I was really impressed to get my hands on one of these, and it’s worth bringing the $20 to get one today, because they’re normally $30 and they’re worth every penny. Excellent material provided by Ruffneck Scarves.

Hope to see you all at the game today!

High-res Help CFC Azul choose their new uniforms!
Connecticut Football Club Azul is Connecticut’s Newest Soccer Franchise. They put a great emphasis on the fans and want the supporters to help decide the new CFC uniforms. Check them out on facebook for a chance to voice your own thoughts about the design of their new kits.
Also get a chance to meet the owners at the Inaugural CFC Supporters Club Meet Up at the Extra Time Bar at CFC Arena in Hamden on Thursday, February 2nd. Festivities start at 7pm. The address is listed at 1018 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT. Right next to Quinnipiac University, off Exit 10 on I-91

Help CFC Azul choose their new uniforms!

Connecticut Football Club Azul is Connecticut’s Newest Soccer Franchise. They put a great emphasis on the fans and want the supporters to help decide the new CFC uniforms. Check them out on facebook for a chance to voice your own thoughts about the design of their new kits.

Also get a chance to meet the owners at the Inaugural CFC Supporters Club Meet Up at the Extra Time Bar at CFC Arena in Hamden on Thursday, February 2nd. Festivities start at 7pm. The address is listed at 1018 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT. Right next to Quinnipiac University, off Exit 10 on I-91

Today is Arthur’s Day - Get Yourself a Guinness

In 1759, history was made when Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease on the famous St. James’s Gate brewery in Dublin, Ireland. Thanks to Arthur, people everywhere have been enjoying the world’s most famous beer for more than 250 years. So each year, we celebrate the life and legacy of Arthur Guinness and his brewing tradition. Arthur Guinness Day brings people together in their local pubs, their cities and around the globe to share and toast the black stuff together.

So come out and celebrate Arthur Guinness day today in some of New Haven’s finest Irish establishments. Descend the steps in Anna Liffeys and be transported across the pond, have yourself a pint, relax and enjoy good conversation (17 Whitney Ave, New Haven.) Head over to Christy’s and be welcomed by warm faces and a friendly atmosphere, enjoy a chat with the barman & have a seat out on the patio today (261 Orange St, New Haven). A new place with familiar faces, O’Toole’s Irish Pub (157 Orange St, New Haven) sits in the picturesque Pitkin Plaza next to Devil’s Gear bike shop & 360 State St. Have yourself a perfect pint poured by some of New Haven’s best bartenders in a brand new bar with the perfect aesthetic feel to relax after work. Have a chat and get to know the friendly staff, and although it’s Arthur Guinness Day, don’t forget to try the whiskey.

Here’s some footage of the celebrations occurring all across Ireland today. Don’t forget to raise a toast - TO ARTHUR!!!

Wayne Rooney does his best John Terry Impersonation - Completes Wacky Weekend in Football

briefly contemplated by Imani

This has been a weekend of epic fails. Liverpool for shitting their pants during ‘Come on You Spurs.’ Arsenal for falling apart one own goal at a time. Osasuna for not realizing that getting all 11 men in front goal was the only way to keep Barcelona out. Real Madrid for losing to Levante? Really? City for fucking up a lead agaaaaaain. Oh plus Wazza Scouse Rooney & Fernoscore Traitorres having two of the most epic misses in football this year.

In a unexpected, exciting, and sometimes wacky game at Old Trafford, Manchester United saw themselves 3 - 0 up against Chelsea at half time before Fernando Torres pulled one back for the west london side. Arguably the best part of the match was the glarring misses by two of the world’s best strikers. We’ve grilled Torres earlier today so now it’s Wayne’s turn. Honestly, I think he might have done it on purpose, the way he grabbed his knee caps & looked back at Terry with that cheeky grin. What a way to rub it in your opponents face. Oh John, we’ll never forget you for this one.

If it wasn’t so painful, can we do this every week?

Today is Ultimate Matchday

Wha? Ultimate matchday? Yes, ultimate matchday. and by ultimate matchday we mean songs, so many beautiful songs. Stay tuned for football songs that will make your heart swell, swoon, giggle & burst all at the same time.

Most of the songs will be based on the Premier League’s top clubs, simply because I don’t know the names of other songs in other languages. I would gladly love to see some of the fantastic fans from around the world singing their own songs in Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal, & France, so don’t be afraid to share. Mostly, I only know club theme songs, but it’s impossible that Hymm de Barcelona is the only song the Catalans have been singing of late. 

Part of Know Your Football New Haven is really getting to know the soul of your club as well as the communities of people that support it each week. I haven’t had that much time lately to delve into things as much as I would like, but one thing I can share is the supporters serenade. For me, the singing is what drew me to football most of all, there is nothing like the feeling of having one voice made of thousands coming together to sing more than ‘defense, defense.’ I love it, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it too.

Enjoy what we’re offering for the rest of the day and good luck to your team this weekend! Remember to join us every weekend morning at Anna Liffeys or Christy’s Irish Pub in New Haven. In fact, go to both, it’s only a convenient five minute walk - two blocks from one bar to the other - the perfect time and distance to make it to your next destination comfortably during half time. See you there!!

Know Your Football New Haven: Quality > Quantity - Building a local football family - the best is yet to come

I’ve got university starting up again soon and as someone who is never happy with anything short of fantastic, I don’t want to been disappointed with the quality of this blog in the coming months. It’s made me step back and think. School and work are way more important to my life right now than a soccer blog, but who knows, that could all change. However, football is a 24 hour game, with no breaks, especially when the transfer window is still open. It’s hard to keep up with, and as a person who is all for quality, I will always want to keep up no matter what. It’s been driving me crazy the last week as some key transfers start to form and some interesting plot lines in the Premier League start to develop, and to think La Liga & Serie A haven’t even started yet. I don’t want to drive myself bonkers being torn between two loves & a necessity. However, I think I’ve sorted it all out.

Over the last couple days, I’ve taken a break from the blog & really thought about what I wanted to do. I love football, it is my passion, and I hardly have anyone around me with the same passion as I do for the sport. Blogging is an important outlet for me to connect with other people who have the same interests as me, and Know Your Football New Haven is not going away. I also want to grow my home supporters club. Form CT Football Supporters as an organization, plus an LFC Connecticut chapter in New Haven so people have a place to go to feel closer to the game thousands of miles away - which is something a couch simply can’t offer. Plus school, plus work, plus friends, family commitments, etc etc. the blog will not be sacrificed, however this situation called life has definitely prompted a different change in direction

Instead of trying to keep up with the same news stories as major news sources like The Guardian, the Telegraph, the Daily Mirror, ESPNsoccernet, Fox Soccer.com, along with finding videos + photos etc. I’m going to focus more on opinion pieces. Things that take 3 or 4 days of research. Sure, I’ll still have the cool videos& I will never ever stop doing the Scouting Reports, but the aim is simple: less is more.

More pieces authored by myself that offer something different than the general media. More articles to take your knowledge of football from casual observer to tactical aficionado. More insight to the places that define our favorite clubs. More emphasis on local activities involved with CT Football Supporters & LFC Connecticut & other supporters club including New Haven Gooners. We have a vast & interesting soccer support in our state, but it’s never been organized. We aim to change that. With CT Football Supporters we’ll be able to unite, strengthen and actually get things done. I want curious people, who aren’t afraid to sing, who aren’t afraid to say they don’t know why Man Utd is never called ‘Man U’ even though they’ve been a ‘fan all their life’ or been supporting ‘since forever’

More organization means more fun. More fun means more people. More people means more recognition. More recognition means more clout. More clout means more members. More members lead to official recognition. Official Recognition leads to more tickets. More tickets = trips overseas, and by this time, the whole thing propels itself so you only have worry about steering the train & not building it. We can do this; we just have to be dedicated, focused & vigilant. But most importantly: organized.

This blog aims to help with that organization and be a resource & interest to those outside CT as well. If people could grow their game from this blog, that would be the biggest honor of all. Especially with women, I know that a lot of times there is a stigma that we don’t know tactics - we only know what players have the nicest butts. I can change that, because I happen to know both. 

The best is yet to come. On the blog & in New Haven, because who doesn’t want to come drink beer at 9 o’clock in the morning if not for the novelty alone. You can have an Irish breakfast and pub crawl before noon. It’s only two short blocks between Christy’s & Anna Liffey’s and if the debate between the two is still stretching your heart, than just go to both. Make a new tradition. Because that’s what we’re all about, cultivating new traditions, uncovering new knowledge, & reveling in the passion of sport. Once you start joining us at Anna Liffey’s & Christy’s - you’ll be finding yourself waking up on Sunday craving Guinness & eggs. The support is still in its infancy. Ask questions, show up. There’s a movement of young people in New Haven who want to make this thing bigger than it is and know that we have to potential to do so. With no professional sports team in all of Connecticut, the door is wide open for 9 months of football fanatics. 

Thanks to all of you & I definitely appreciate the support

Imani W.

CT Football Supporters

It’s Time to Get Back to Football

But I don’t want to forget that there are more important things in the world & for those of your out there who support English clubs or international players that are playing in the Premier League, the riots throughout the UK will have a profound affect on the culture there.

As someone who writes about football & spends a fair bit of time posting about the Premier League, for all of you & people who go to my local pub to watch matches, I thought it was vitally important for me to spread the word about what was really happening in England beyond the standard Associated Press, because even they can be bias in these times.

I just want to thank everyone who’s sent kind words & we will keep all on England in our prayers through these rough times. Hopefully soon enough all of this will be on control, most of the questions will be answered, and all the people of the country will be safe. I wish the best for you all.

Thanks

Hope Solo Song to ‘You Are My Sunshine’

We’ve got Hope Solo

& You’ve got no goals

She’ll make our Hearts Sing, just wait & see

She’ll even dive right, and punch from full flight

Hope Solo save a pk for me

To the tune of 'You Are My Sunshine'

photo made by thrace_ song created for American benefit by ctfootballsupporters

DON’T FORGET TO BOUNCE!

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come on American Outlaws, it’s time one of our decorated ladies got their own song. Who has an idea for Abby Wambach?