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IC17 Preview: Matchday 5

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:38pm

Generally speaking, three isn’t a terrible number.  It’s company, it’s a part of a full house, and it’s how many movies are in most trilogies.

IC17: Revos and Freedom to Play for 3rd

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:22am

You can’t always get what you want.  But if you try some times, you might find, you get what you need.

IC17 Preview: Matchday 4

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:16am

Three years of work, three rounds of games, and the two American representative sides at the 2017 AFL International Cup have one game each to determine whether or not they’ll play in the Grand Final on the game’s biggest stages, the MCG and Etihad Stadium.

USAFL Umpires Make Their Mark on IC17

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:54am

The International Cup is at its halfway point here in Melbourne, with 18 men’s teams and 8 women’s teams having taken to the pitch at Royal Park, schools, and community grounds across the country.

IC17: Freedom, Liberty Set Records, Revos with Work to Do

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 1:06pm

It went without saying that the two games on this weekend for the two American IC17 clubs would go a long way to determining their chances at playing at the large AFL stadia that house the affections of footy fans in this city.

IC17 Preview: Matchday 3

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 11:18am

To quote Lucy Van Pelt, and it’s incredibly après pos here seeing as though we’re in Australia, it’s Sydney or the bush.

IC17: Freedom, Revos Notch School Round Wins

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 9:12pm

There’s a song out there somewhere that goes, “It was a good day.”  And that was a great way to sum up Matchday 2 for the American contingent at IC17.

IC17 Preview: Matchday 2

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:47pm

Chapter 1 has been written.  It’s time to turn the page.

Liberty Turns Aside Bulleen-Templestowe for First Win

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:54am

It was a beautiful night to the east of Melbourne on Tuesday, and a nice night to make some history for the USAFL Liberty.

IC17: Revos tame Canada, Freedom fall to Ireland on Day 1

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 1:04pm

Opening day, IC17 has come and gone.  It was punctuated with the typical Melbourne flourish – four seasons in a day.  Pouring rain, cold, then bright sunshine, then cold again.

IC17 Preview: Matchday 1

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 9:21am

They've come from every corner of the globe to the Mecca of Australian Football.

The term "Mecca" is not used litely in ths respect.  Footy is, in its own right, a religion.  And like those of the Muslim faith make their pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca where their universe revolves, so too do those disciples of the great game of footy come to Melbourne.

Liberty Takes to the Road in Aussie Tour

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:05pm

This weekend, women from eight countries will travel to Melbourne to contest the International Cup championship for the third time.  IC17 will be the first to take place since the inauguration of the AFLW competition, and with it, a heightened interest in women’s footy and the potential for women outside of Australia to etch their names into the fabric of the game at its highest level.

Freedom Captains Ready for IC Challenge

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 7:07pm

What once seemed like a distant constellation light years away is now so close one can taste it.  And for the USA Freedom, the ride from beginning to that metaphorical galaxy has been arduous, challenging, and worth every second of it.

2017 USAFL Nationals

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 4:36pm

Kickin' With Klatt: The One from Melbourne

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:08am

July 2017 – Now that it’s been a year since I dropped everything and moved to Australia, I suppose it’s time for an update.

Revos, Freedom Learn IC17 Foes

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:30pm

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.

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

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 6:08pm

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.

Funny Funny Riddle: Western Regionals Preview

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 12:06am

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. 

Shaken But Not Stirred: Austin Stumbles, Remains #1

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:35pm

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