United States men's national Australian rules football team

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United States
USA Revolution Logo.png
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
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 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.

International Competition[edit]

International Cup[edit]

2014 IC Squad[edit]

# Name Date of Birth (Age) Height Weight Club
1 Daniel DAHLQUIST (1994-09-01) 1 September 1994 (age 20) 188cm 75kg United States Golden Gate Roos
2 Ryan McGETTIGAN (1984-06-23) 23 June 1984 (age 30) 180cm 82kg United States Philadelphia Hawks
3 Kevin STANLEY (1982-09-02) 2 September 1982 (age 32) 183cm 73kg United States Seattle Grizzlies
4 Andy VANICA (1978-03-04) 4 March 1978 (age 36) 173cm 73kg United States Denver Bulldogs
5 Christian MERRITT (1984-12-05) 5 December 1984 (age 30) 180cm 79kg United States Austin Crows
6 Brent FISCHER (1988-04-21) 21 April 1988 (age 26) 183cm 77kg United States Minnesota Freeze
7 Robert SEARS (1985-22-07) 7 October 1985 (age 28) 191cm 95kg United States Golden Gate Roos
8 Dan SARBACKER (1979-06-16) 16 June 1979 (age 35) 178cm 72kg United States Chicago Swans
9 Jay LEVESQUE (1981-05-07) 7 May 1981 (age 33) 178cm 79kg United States Baltimore DC Eagles
10 Mel CHEN (1981-12-31) 31 December 1981 (age 32) 175cm 79kg United States Sacramento Suns
11 Daniel LEHANE (1993-07-30) 30 July 1993 (age 21) 188cm 81kg United States New York Magpies
12 Brent MERGEN (1986-05-14) 14 May 1986 (age 28) 188cm 86kg United States Minnesota Freeze
13 Saleh TYEBJEE (1985-04-22) 22 April 1985 (age 29) 188cm 79kg United States Sacramento Suns
14 Jeffrey TALMADGE (1988-11-15) 15 November 1988 (age 26) 172cm 70kg United States Austin Crows
15 Kyle JOHNSON (1987-04-19) 19 April 1987 (age 27) 185cm 81kg United States Golden Gate Roos
16 Andrew WERNER (1986-02-28) 28 February 1986 (age 28) 188cm 87kg United States Minnesota Freeze
17 Eric FLOYD (1988-02-29) 29 February 1988 (age 26) 183cm 83kg United States Louisville Kings
18 Bryan DRAGUS (1985-10-06) 6 October 1985 (age 29) 198cm 100kg United States Golden Gate Roos
19 Alex WALLACH (1989-05-19) 19 May 1989 (age 25) 183cm 88kg United States Chicago Swans
20 Aaron CRUMPACKER (1984-06-28) 28 June 1984 (age 30) 178cm 77kg United States Sacramento Suns
21 Luke NEMETH (1977-11-14) 14 November 1977 (age 37) 185cm 87kg United States Nashville Kangaroos
22 Zach WEAVER (1986-01-27) 27 January 1986 (age 28) 188cm 84kg United States Minnesota Freeze
23 Chet RIDENOUR (1981-12-22) 22 December 1981 (age 32) 196cm 81kg United States Columbus Jackaroos
24 Ben CARPENTER-NWANYANWU (1991-02-10) 10 February 1991 (age 23) 183cm 93kg United States Austin Crows
25 Jason WILHELM (1987-03-30) 30 March 1987 (age 27) 201cm 100kg United States Chicago Swans
42 Mark McCLURE (1987-06-24) 24 June 1987 (age 27) 203cm 100kg United States Columbus Jackaroos
44 Stephen FASHANT (1987-07-12) 12 July 1987 (age 27) 183cm 85kg United States Minnesota Freeze
83 Ryan KASTL (1983-12-29) 29 December 1983 (age 30) 185cm 84kg United States Seattle Grizzlies

2011 IC Squad[edit]

# 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[edit]

  • 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

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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

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