April 9, 2014 by Franco Panizo Shares0FacebookTweetEmail Photo by Michael Janosz/ISIphotos.com [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a71C2pg9UPs&w=600&h=350]
Good Work ESPN. Now my excitement for the 2014 fifa world cup has been increased more than ever.
With the strong heart and will, US will be champion
For those who have yet to download the World Cup Schedule, this is the best one
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.
Nope, I don’t actually believe it.
Damn those Waldo jerseys looked amazing in the stands. F***u Nike why did you have to change them
Where’s Waldo? 🙁
That gets me psyched!!
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!
Great promo! My kids and I love this chant when we are at NYRB matches.
This is pretty good, but it’ll never top this: http://youtu.be/Bai9a2nvc2Q
That commercial never gets old.
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…
Couldn’t agree more, those were some sweet kits.
Now if they could only organize chants and songs at matches.
it is very cringeworthy to repeat
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!
This promo needs more Pitbull.
Whos going to USA vs Turkey game?
Not a big fan of ESPN but they sure know how to promote things.
any celebrity supporters of the NT or American Outlaws?
would love to see a sports doc on the Outlaws? Growing audience they are
No thanks. Enough ego breeding there as it is.
“Must See ESPN Promo”
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.
My local AO chapter sucks. Full of type-A bro-types. I don’t even go to the “official” bar anymore.
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.
are we assuming he’s talking about AOSF?
DC, did you go to Giordanno’s when AOSF used that as their home base?
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.
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.
how is the weather in portugal?
“I believe . . . . three and out!” I’m USA through and through, but this made me laugh. I hope you are wrong, bakunin. Still, it was funny.
This commercial has nothing to do with your thoughts on how well we will do. Just so you are aware.
Are you English or what?
I cringe every time I hear the “I believe” chant. Can’t we do better than high school basketball chants?
Would you prefer “U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A”
Yup, 100%. That “I believe” is terrible
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.
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)!
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.
Why don’t we do one better and say that we will win rather than we think we’ll win.
“And we are USA and we will be
The World Cup Champ-i-ons of Two-thousand Fourteen!”
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.
LOL! I had totally forgotten that USMNT Supporters chanted the Team America line. Thx ATX.
BTW +1; we have come a long way.
It’s too bad USSF hates AO
Unfortunately, the root word is not “majestic.”
It’s “magisterial,” with a “gi”.
Love it…those games in Columbus are epic and the imagery that comes from them is everlasting.
Ummm…can you say FIRED UP?!!! And I will be in Brazil. Love it!!
I DIG IT
that got me really pumped. the tagline at the end was perfect. “every four years, the banner yet waves”. good work espn.
For lots of fans it waves between world cups too!
That struck me funny, actually. Leave it to ESPN to imply soccer does not exist between World Cups.
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
I believe that we won’t make it out of the group stage.