American Outlaws to sing national anthem at USA matches

George Frey

Oh, say can you see.

The United States finally had their fan base. They had full stadiums and a dedicated supporters group in the American Outlaws that spent 90 minutes singing their hearts out. And yet, for reasons unknown, U.S. Soccer still hired national anthem singers. Sometimes the singers were good, sometimes they were not, but regardless, it was always really awkward because the fans would sing regardless and they would sing at a different pace than the person with the microphone.

That will not be a problem anymore.

U.S. Soccer is going to turn over national anthem duties to the American Outlaws for the Send-Off Series. Instead of anthem singers, the supporters group will sing The Star Spangled Banner, leading crowds expected to in the tens of thousands.

This won't be the first time the fans have sung the national anthem at a match. The Portland Timbers had their fans for their first ever home match and it was spectacular.

This move has been a long time coming. U.S. Soccer wasn't getting Marvin Gaye or Whitney Houston-esque national anthem performances so let your tens of thousands of fans sing their national anthem.

Now it's up to the fans to make it incredible.

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