It’s official. Wiki doesn’t lie.
From GFOP @JoshDeaver
Honored to have Korey Donahoo, Founder and President of the Mighty American Outlaws join us on SiriusXM this morning (Click on Link to hear part of interview.) What they have built together is on of the greatest stories in American football. Here Korey talks about what sets American Outlaws members apart within the pantheon of American Sports Fandom. For more on the Outlaws click here.
Rog and Michael relive Panama’s heartbreaking loss to the U.S. and cautiously celebrate England’s World Cup qualification. MLB pitcher Brandon McCarthy stops by.
Listen to the podcast here.
Thanks to Allstate Insurance, we have TWO TICKETS to give away to watch USA thrash JAMAICA in Kansas City on Friday October 11.
(Tickets to game only, winners must get themselves to Kansas).
To win the tickets, simply send us photographs of the most creative sign you would take to the game to inspire the Von Trapps to victory. Email them to us at email@example.com by Sunday night…
Winner will be announced on Monday.
Brandon Monzon (@SneakyMoustache) won two tickets to attend the Mexico match in our Allstate Insurance CREAT THE BEST BANNER TO SCARE THE MEXICANS contest. His winning Ian Darke inspired-slice of magic here.
Brandon drove to the game from Ann Arbor, MI and sent us this moving report from the field.
"This is me holding the reason why I was lucky enough to be in Columbus in the first place. I really need to thank Sir Ian Darke, Pink Floyd and Google Translate, I couldn’t of done it without them."
"Early in the match I noticed that the two fellows sitting next to us looked familiar, but I couldn’t place where I had seen them before. Then right before the Landon Donovan goal, they noticed my poster and asked if I was a GFOP. I responded in kind and found out that their names were Mike and Dave and they had actually come in third place in the poster contest. So for the rest of the match we were chanting and talking about all the things that GFOP’s talk about. They were very nice and they drove to the game from New York."
"After the game I was starting to brainstorm how to tell my experience and share it with others going forward. This was my very first professional/international soccer game and it will always be etched into my memory. As we left the game we encountered the ESPN FC crew doing their post-game analysis. On the left side of the stage was the one and only Roger Bennett. As the FC crew discussed the game I held my sign high and with pride. During a break Rog happened to turn around and see the sign. Recognizing it and knowing it had won the contest, we shared a look and a thumbs up. It was in that moment that I knew what this experience had meant to me.”
"I had always "liked" soccer when I was younger but never really delved in. Then I stumbled across this podcast with two chaps who talked football, but were funny and peppered tons of pop culture into their discussions. Davo and Rog made soccer fun and all encompassing to anyone who listened. They made it okay to be a newcomer, but made you want to immerse yourself deeper in soccer so you could get all of the references and laugh along with them. When Rog gave me the thumbs up I felt like I had arrived and was truly in the club now; I was a real GFOP."
"I cannot express how thankful I am to have had this great opportunity to see the VonTrapps take down Mexico. Thanks to Allstate for supplying the tickets. Most importantly, thank you Men in Blazers for making me look like a weirdo in my office because for one hour on Wednesday I am chuckling away in my cubicle with my headphones on.”
A big win for the U.S. deserves a big pod. In our World Cup special, the Men in Blazers praise America, mourn England, and tag on a bonus interview with Bob Bradley.
Listen to the podcast here.
From GFOP Brian Stokes: Missing US v Mex due to birth of my son. Here are his male guides through life. Notice anyone?
Thanks to everyone who entered our WIN TWO TIX TO WATCH THE USA THRASH MEXICO competition. We are indebted to Allstate Insurance for providing the tickets and only sorry there are just two to go around to all of the entries of wonder we received.
Brandon Monzon is the winner with his Pink Floyd Darke Side of the Moon entry. Robin Hargadon’s stunning design was a very close second. And David Catania came third, based on effort alone as he offered to road trip from New York. Football is the winner at the end of the day. Brandon, enjoy the game, take loads of photographs. We want a full report!
Thanks to Allstate Insurance, we have TWO TICKETS to give away to watch USA thrash Mexico in Columbus on September 10th. (Tickets to game only, winners must get themselves to Columbus).
To win the tickets, simply send us photographs of the most creative sign you would take to the game to inspire the Von Trapps to victory. Email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Winner will be announced on Friday. And make sure to stop by and say hello to GFOP Tony Meola at the Allstate booth outside the stadium. That bloke deserves cuddles.
If you are a hardcore USMNT Von Trapps fan, this is the book for you. 100 Years of Soccer In America has landed on MiB’s Coffee Table and it is a must-have. The official book of US Soccer’s Centenary has been collated with love and care, covering the evolution of the game in this country, from the days of Pennsylvania’s barnstorming powerhouse, Bethlehem Steel, to the current cacophony propelled by The American Outlaws. The images make this tome a work of beauty. See Marcelo Balboa’s Mustache in all its athletic glory. Marvel at Joe Gaetjens’ magical moment. Relive Michelle Akers’ pomp. Get hold of a copy now.
From Rog’s trip to Bosnia. The tifo at the end says: Sweat and Blood you are spilling: We do not forget it!
All hail, GFOP! After a few weeks away on holiday, Michael Davies and Roger Bennett return to review the Gold Cup, the birth of the Royal Baby and the latest EPL moves.