Australian football started in the US with a couple of guys who wanted to have a kick. That kick became contagious and has continued to grow.
From an embryonic set of six clubs, the league quickly grew to 24 teams within the first year. USAFL now boasts over 30 clubs nationwide, representing 2000 players.
USAFL aims to be recognised as the best run amateur Australian Football league in the world, including Australia. It also aspires to:
San Diego Lions
Santa Cruz Kangaroos
Golden Gate FC
New York Mapies*
North Carolina Tigers
South Carolina Hawks
Kansas City Power
Orange County Bombers
St Louis Blues
Lehigh Valley Crocs
Western Pennsylvania Wallabies
*Club also has women's team
On their fourth consecutive International Cup, the Revos were looking for a finals berth. They looked the business after a resounding win over much-improved, crowd favourite South Africa at ANZ Stadium put them in the top four.
However, PNG dashed their Grand Final hopes and USA fell to a determined NZ Hawks to finish fifth.
Nevertheless, with the strong commitment to Australian football in the US, undoubtedly the Revolution will be a force to reckon with next time round.
Placing: 3 Women's Division
USA burst onto the inaugural women's International Cup stage, trouncing Australia IM and holding back favourites, PNG to deliver a five-goal win.
However, after traditional rivals Canada outclassed the Freedom on the scoreboard and the Irish Banshees scooped them in the semi, Freedom's hopes for a Grand Final berth were dashed.