World Cup 2014

Must-See ESPN Promo: American Outlaws


Photo by Michael Janosz/ISIphotos.com

  • adam c

    that got me really pumped. the tagline at the end was perfect. “every four years, the banner yet waves”. good work espn.


    • Ian

      That struck me funny, actually. Leave it to ESPN to imply soccer does not exist between World Cups.


      • Joamiq

        They know that those of us who are fans year in and year out in will be watching. I thought this was a savvy way to reach out to the every four years types while showing them the fanaticism they’re missing out on by only being every four years types


  • THomas

    Love it…those games in Columbus are epic and the imagery that comes from them is everlasting.


  • Pseudonym

    I cringe every time I hear the “I believe” chant. Can’t we do better than high school basketball chants?



      High School? That is a HUGE SDSU Aztec chant that was ripped off from another university. When done correctly, GOOSEBUMPS!!!!!!!! Come to an Aztec game at Viejas Arena and tell me it is simply a high school chant. It is one of the most intimidating chants I have ever seen. Believe me, the players feel it and feed off of it.

      When I heard that during qualifying, I was stoked.


      • Pseudonym

        My guess is that anything that several thousand people say/sing in unison will give you GOOSEBUMPS. But we can do better and find creative and unique things to say. I love basketball, but we do not need to resort to its chants. What’s next? De-Fence (clap clap)!


    • Napoleon Dynamite

      Really? I think it’s perfect for the USMNT. We’re an optimistic bunch, Americans. Our logic tells us we’ll have a hard time getting out of our group and that we’ve got a snowballs chance beyond the round of sixteen, but we still earnestly believe we’ll succeed.

      Contrast that with England fans.


      • Pseudonym

        Why don’t we do one better and say that we will win rather than we think we’ll win.

        For example:

        “And we are USA and we will be
        The World Cup Champ-i-ons of Two-thousand Fourteen!”


    • ATX_Colin

      You must not have ever been involved in a true “I believe” chant by the AOs. It will give you goose bumps. I was at the WC in 06 and our chants were laughable (USA, USA and “America fuc* Ya”) We have come a long way and AO is a big part of that. I am proud to be a part of them.


      • CJ

        LOL! I had totally forgotten that USMNT Supporters chanted the Team America line. Thx ATX.

        BTW +1; we have come a long way.


  • bakunin

    I believe………..three and out!
    Sorry Kids, slick marketing cannot obfuscate the truth – we still suck.
    Regardless, I am still looking forward to the World Cup.


  • Brett

    My local AO chapter sucks. Full of type-A bro-types. I don’t even go to the “official” bar anymore.


    • Dc

      I prefer going to the Mexican bars in the Mission (SF). They are always cheering against the USA, no matter what. It’s way more fun.


      • TomA

        are we assuming he’s talking about AOSF?
        DC, did you go to Giordanno’s when AOSF used that as their home base?


      • Dc

        I don’t think so. I watched the last world cup at Mad Dog in the Fog in the Lower Haight. That was pretty lively.


    • Joe C.

      Hey, Sportscenter commercials, as a whole, are probably the best of all time. They’re not all great, but taken as a whole, they’re priceless.


  • ajo

    any celebrity supporters of the NT or American Outlaws?

    would love to see a sports doc on the Outlaws? Growing audience they are


  • Eric

    That got me so pumped. I can’t wait to attend the May 27th match in San Francisco and the World Cup matches in Brazil.

    GO GO USA!


  • Matt Rasmussen

    Love the patriotic sense this promo has! Anyone else notice how all the game action shots used the centennial kit? So much more patriotic than a golf shirt…


  • Robstyles21

    Great promo! My kids and I love this chant when we are at NYRB matches.


  • Ronster

    Great promo! And to anyone living in the Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice area of FL, we are starting an AO Sarasota Chapter! Look up the Sarasota American Outlaws on Facebook. During game time we’ll be congregating at the 210 Tavern on Fruitville Road just west of I-75. Looking forward to chanting and losing my voice up in Jacksonville! Go U-S-A!


  • jaime

    Damn those Waldo jerseys looked amazing in the stands. F***u Nike why did you have to change them


  • Miguel

    It simply amazes me that some (many?) people here in the US and around the world do not believe or understand that we indeed have a soccer culture and a soccer passion in this country.


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