United States men's national Australian rules football team

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United States
USA Revolution Logo.png
UnionUnited States Australian Football League
Nickname(s)USA Revolution
Coach(es)Matt Bishop
Captain(s)Dan Sarbacker
First international
1999 49th Parallel Cup [1]
United States vs. Canada
United States 10.15 (75) def. Canada 8.7 (55)
Largest win
2014 International Cup
United States vs. Finland
United States 27.17 (182) def. Finland 0.1 (1)
Largest defeat
2002 International Cup
New Zealand vs. United States
New Zealand 11.12 (78) def. United States 4.1 (25)
 
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United States
USA Revolution Logo.png
UnionUnited States Australian Football League
Nickname(s)USA Revolution
Coach(es)Matt Bishop
Captain(s)Dan Sarbacker
First international
1999 49th Parallel Cup [1]
United States vs. Canada
United States 10.15 (75) def. Canada 8.7 (55)
Largest win
2014 International Cup
United States vs. Finland
United States 27.17 (182) def. Finland 0.1 (1)
Largest defeat
2002 International Cup
New Zealand vs. United States
New Zealand 11.12 (78) def. United States 4.1 (25)

The United States national Australian rules football team, nicknamed the Revolution represents the United States of America in the sport of Australian rules football.

Revolution players are selected from the best United States-born players from US Footy clubs and teams across the country.

The Revolution are named after the American Revolution (an event which gave the country separation from the British Empire) and wear the colors of the American flag.

The team plays in international tournaments, including the Australian Football International Cup, as well as exhibition matches against other countries. The American national team has participated in every International Cup since its inception in 2002.

Australian football legend Paul Roos coached the national side's inaugural game in 1999 at Chicago (Naperville, 8/1/99) to victory over CanadaUSA 10:15(75) CAN 8:12(60) before returning to Australia be appointed as coach of the Australian Football League side the Sydney Swans.

The Revolution are big improvers in International Australian Football, finishing 3rd behind New Zealand and Papua New Guinea in the 2005 International Cup.

The Revolution's best and fairest player (from the 2005 International Cup) is Donnie Lucero.

Under 2006 head coach Tom Ellis, the Revolution lost in a lopsided score to the ex-patriate team (the All-comers) in a January 2006 match played as a curtain raiser to the AFL exhibition match held at UCLA.

On November 2, 2006, it was announced that Australian Trevor Lovitt would be the new Revolution head coach. Lovitt has served as an Assistant Coach (1998-2001) with the Noble Park Football Club (a premier division Eastern Football League club) which won the premiership twice, and twice finished runner-up. From 2002-2003, Trevor served as the Head Coach of Mulgrave Football Club’s (division 2 Eastern Football League) senior team which finished 3rd in 2002 and 2nd in 2003. From 2003-2005 he was an assistant with Frankston Football Club in the Victorian Football League. He also served as a recruiting officer for Port Adelaide Football Club from 2004-2005.

Prior to the International Cup, Trevor Lovitt stepped down as coach due to personal reasons. New York Magpies coach Robert Oliver was appointed coach of the Revolution and guided the team to Melbourne.

International Competition[edit]

International Cup[edit]

2014 IC Squad[edit]

#NameDate of Birth (Age)HeightWeightClub
1Daniel DAHLQUIST(1994-09-01) 1 September 1994 (age 19)188cm75kgUnited States Golden Gate Roos
2Ryan McGETTIGAN(1984-06-23) 23 June 1984 (age 30)180cm82kgUnited States Philadelphia Hawks
3Kevin STANLEY(1982-09-02) 2 September 1982 (age 31)183cm73kgUnited States Seattle Grizzlies
4Andy VANICA(1978-03-04) 4 March 1978 (age 36)173cm73kgUnited States Denver Bulldogs
5Christian MERRITT(1984-12-05) 5 December 1984 (age 29)180cm79kgUnited States Austin Crows
6Brent FISCHER(1988-04-21) 21 April 1988 (age 26)183cm77kgUnited States Minnesota Freeze
7Robert SEARS(1985-22-07) 7 October 1985 (age 28)191cm95kgUnited States Golden Gate Roos
8Dan SARBACKER(1979-06-16) 16 June 1979 (age 35)178cm72kgUnited States Chicago Swans
9Jay LEVESQUE(1981-05-07) 7 May 1981 (age 33)178cm79kgUnited States Baltimore DC Eagles
10Mel CHEN(1981-12-31) 31 December 1981 (age 32)175cm79kgUnited States Sacramento Suns
11Daniel LEHANE(1993-07-30) 30 July 1993 (age 21)188cm81kgUnited States New York Magpies
12Brent MERGEN(1986-05-14) 14 May 1986 (age 28)188cm86kgUnited States Minnesota Freeze
13Saleh TYEBJEE(1985-04-22) 22 April 1985 (age 29)188cm79kgUnited States Sacramento Suns
14Jeffrey TALMADGE(1988-11-15) 15 November 1988 (age 25)172cm70kgUnited States Austin Crows
15Kyle JOHNSON(1987-04-19) 19 April 1987 (age 27)185cm81kgUnited States Golden Gate Roos
16Andrew WERNER(1986-02-28) 28 February 1986 (age 28)188cm87kgUnited States Minnesota Freeze
17Eric FLOYD(1988-02-29) 29 February 1988 (age 26)183cm83kgUnited States Louisville Kings
18Bryan DRAGUS(1985-10-06) 6 October 1985 (age 28)198cm100kgUnited States Golden Gate Roos
19Alex WALLACH(1989-05-19) 19 May 1989 (age 25)183cm88kgUnited States Chicago Swans
20Aaron CRUMPACKER(1984-06-28) 28 June 1984 (age 30)178cm77kgUnited States Sacramento Suns
21Luke NEMETH(1977-11-14) 14 November 1977 (age 36)185cm87kgUnited States Nashville Kangaroos
22Zach WEAVER(1986-01-27) 27 January 1986 (age 28)188cm84kgUnited States Minnesota Freeze
23Chet RIDENOUR(1981-12-22) 22 December 1981 (age 32)196cm81kgUnited States Columbus Jackaroos
24Ben CARPENTER-NWANYANWU(1991-02-10) 10 February 1991 (age 23)183cm93kgUnited States Austin Crows
25Jason WILHELM(1987-03-30) 30 March 1987 (age 27)201cm100kgUnited States Chicago Swans
42Mark McCLURE(1987-06-24) 24 June 1987 (age 27)203cm100kgUnited States Columbus Jackaroos
44Stephen FASHANT(1987-07-12) 12 July 1987 (age 27)183cm85kgUnited States Minnesota Freeze
83Ryan KASTL(1983-12-29) 29 December 1983 (age 30)185cm84kgUnited States Seattle Grizzlies

2011 IC Squad[edit]

#Name
1Jacob MOYER
2Ryan MCGETTIGAN
3Brandon BLANKENSHIP
4Andy VANICA
5Paul DUNCAN
6Adonias LUCERO
7Jon LORING
8Dan SARBACKER (Captain)
9Jesse LEOS
10Melvin CHEN
11Chris CANDELARIA
12Brent MERGEN
13Saleh TYEBJEE
14Patrick MILLER
15Kyle JOHNSON
16Andrew WERNER
17Andrew PRICE
17Eric FLOYD
18Bryan DRAGUS
19Ryan SUTHERLAND
20Zach WEAVER
21Luke NEMETH
22Justin VALLEY
23Noor JEHANGIR
25Richard WHEELOCK
27Jason BECKER
28Brandon BLUDAU
29Jason NEWQUIST
42Matthew JAGGER
44Steve FASHANT
83Ryan KASTL

2008 IC Squad[edit]

[2]

2005 IC Squad[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.worldfootynews.com/staticpages/index.php/World_Rankings_Matches
  2. ^ Official Website of the Australian Football League > News Article > Revolution IC 2008 squad named

External links[edit]