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United States men's national Australian rules football team

United States
Union United 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
10.15 (75) def. 8.7 (55)
Largest win
2014 International Cup
United States vs. Finland
27.17 (182) def. 0.1 (1)
Largest defeat
2002 International Cup
New Zealand vs. United States
11.12 (78) def. 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 Canada USA 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.

Contents

  • International Competition 1
    • International Cup 1.1
  • 2014 IC Squad 2
  • 2011 IC Squad 3
  • 2008 IC Squad 4
  • 2005 IC Squad 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

International Competition

International Cup

2014 IC Squad

# Name Date of Birth (Age) Height Weight Club
1 Daniel DAHLQUIST (1994-09-01) 1 September 1994 188cm 75kg Golden Gate Roos
2 Ryan McGETTIGAN (1984-06-23) 23 June 1984 180cm 82kg Philadelphia Hawks
3 Kevin STANLEY (1982-09-02) 2 September 1982 183cm 73kg Seattle Grizzlies
4 Andy VANICA (1978-03-04) 4 March 1978 173cm 73kg Denver Bulldogs
5 Christian MERRITT (1984-12-05) 5 December 1984 180cm 79kg Austin Crows
6 Brent FISCHER (1988-04-21) 21 April 1988 183cm 77kg Minnesota Freeze
7 Robert SEARS (1985-22-07) 7 October 1985 191cm 95kg Golden Gate Roos
8 Dan SARBACKER (1979-06-16) 16 June 1979 178cm 72kg Chicago Swans
9 Jay LEVESQUE (1981-05-07) 7 May 1981 178cm 79kg Baltimore DC Eagles
10 Mel CHEN (1981-12-31) 31 December 1981 175cm 79kg Sacramento Suns
11 Daniel LEHANE (1993-07-30) 30 July 1993 188cm 81kg New York Magpies
12 Brent MERGEN (1986-05-14) 14 May 1986 188cm 86kg Minnesota Freeze
13 Saleh TYEBJEE (1985-04-22) 22 April 1985 188cm 79kg Sacramento Suns
14 Jeffrey TALMADGE (1988-11-15) 15 November 1988 172cm 70kg Austin Crows
15 Kyle JOHNSON (1987-04-19) 19 April 1987 185cm 81kg Golden Gate Roos
16 Andrew WERNER (1986-02-28) 28 February 1986 188cm 87kg Minnesota Freeze
17 Eric FLOYD (1988-02-29) 29 February 1988 183cm 83kg Louisville Kings
18 Bryan DRAGUS (1985-10-06) 6 October 1985 198cm 100kg Golden Gate Roos
19 Alex WALLACH (1989-05-19) 19 May 1989 183cm 88kg Chicago Swans
20 Aaron CRUMPACKER (1984-06-28) 28 June 1984 178cm 77kg Sacramento Suns
21 Luke NEMETH (1977-11-14) 14 November 1977 185cm 87kg Nashville Kangaroos
22 Zach WEAVER (1986-01-27) 27 January 1986 188cm 84kg Minnesota Freeze
23 Chet RIDENOUR (1981-12-22) 22 December 1981 196cm 81kg Columbus Jackaroos
24 Ben CARPENTER-NWANYANWU (1991-02-10) 10 February 1991 183cm 93kg Austin Crows
25 Jason WILHELM (1987-03-30) 30 March 1987 201cm 100kg Chicago Swans
42 Mark McCLURE (1987-06-24) 24 June 1987 203cm 100kg Columbus Jackaroos
44 Stephen FASHANT (1987-07-12) 12 July 1987 183cm 85kg Minnesota Freeze
83 Ryan KASTL (1983-12-29) 29 December 1983 185cm 84kg Seattle Grizzlies

2011 IC Squad

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

2008 IC Squad

  • Jay Levesque, Baltimore/Washington Eagles
  • R.J. Wheelock, Baltimore/Washington Eagles
  • Mickey Kleinhenz, Baton Rouge Tigers
  • George Lakomy, Boston Demons
  • Andy Vanica, Boston Demons
  • Chris Candelaria, Denver Bulldogs
  • Michael LeValley, Denver Bulldogs
  • Robert Strange, Denver Bulldogs
  • Dustin Jones, Florida Redbacks
  • Andrew Lamont, Golden Gate Kangaroos
  • Marty Curry, Las Vegas Gamblers
  • Rob Lutostanski, Las Vegas Gamblers
  • Bruce Beilfuss, Milwaukee Bombers
  • James Brunmeier, Milwaukee Bombers
  • Jared Brunmeier, Milwaukee Bombers
  • Mike Busse, Minnesota Freeze
  • Danny Hansen, Minnesota Freeze
  • Ryan Marx, Minnesota Freeze
  • Zachary Weaver, Minnesota Freeze
  • Luke Nemeth, Nashville Kangaroos
  • Jeff Persson, Nashville Kangaroos
  • Dee Vsetecka, Nashville Kangaroos
  • David Walker, Nashville Kangaroos
  • Paul Duncan, North Carolina Tigers
  • Andy Lindsey, Orange County Bombers
  • Kelly Nelson, Orange County Bombers
  • Kurth Nelson, Orange County Bombers
  • Jon Loring*, Philadelphia Hawks
  • Patrick Miller, Philadelphia Hawks
  • Brandon Blankenship, San Diego Lions
  • J.J. Cisneros, San Diego Lions
  • Donnie Lucero, San Diego Lions
  • Brett Ullman, San Diego Lions
  • Justin Valley, San Diego Lions
  • Dan Sarbacker, St. Louis Blues
  • Dan Sergot, St. Louis Blues

[2]

2005 IC Squad

See also

References

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

External links

  • US Footy Revolution Pages
  • Video of Aussie Rules from YouTube
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