Tales of two supporters groups

The folks over at Free Beer Movement have undertaken a pretty amazing series for American soccer supporters – they’re looking at all the supporters groups in MLS.

The folks at Free Bear Movement describe the project:

We continue to expand our coverage of American soccer culture with our series “Better Know a Supporters Group,” just like Steven Colbert’s “Better Know a District” from “The Colbert Report”.  Our goal: to feature each of the MLS teams’ supporters groups. We’ve sent e-mails to each and every SG in Major League Soccer and soon you’ll be able to check all what each is all about and what awesomeness they have to contribute to our growing American soccer world. When we devised this idea a while back it was cool to be able to see what each supporter group is about, but in light of the terrible, one-sided, anti-American, condescending profile of Philadelphia’s Sons of Ben SG by the British GQ (not even going to link to it to give them the site hits) we think its all the more important to give supporters groups in Major League Soccer the proper exposure and voice they deserve.

Among the first SGs up for examination are two of the Revs’ more visible groups – The Midnight Riders and The Rebellion. Check out Free Beer Movement’s profiles of each group. If you’re still looking for a supporters group to join (or two), give a gander and see if one (or two) is a good fit for you. And then be sure to check back to Free Beer Movement regularly to see what the other SGs around the league are all about


  1. backseat says:

    I dont’ know about you but I think we need to see a couple more minutes for Stolica! Good to see him back in form :-)

  2. Mark B. says:

    Agree with backseat, more Stolica and also more Tierney!

  3. backseat says:

    Two other things that stood out for me. Those free kicks where we’ve got two 6′ 3″ guys going up for headers is pretty awesome. This adds a whole new dimension to our set pieces.
    I had to agree with Jay and Brad, Pat was awesome last night. His distribution was great. I know he had one or two games like that last year – hopefully it will be the norm this year and not the exception!
    Shuttleworth’s save was pretty sweet too. That should be up for save of the week in my opinion.

  4. d3 says:

    We actually played OK, but unfortunately we are no where near RSLs 2nd team. Looks like we will be near the bottom of the league soon and at the end, but at least the attendance was good!!!
    What a joke, the only reason for me to keep going to these games is to watch the team we are playing, unfortunately that is the reason most people still go.

  5. d3 says:

    Can someone please get a hold of Nyassi and Perovic, All these guys do is dribble and lose the ball, I totally blame the coach, it is easy enough to tell the players if they dont pass the ball they will sit on the bench, Nicol must not say anything to them, because it is what they do over and over again, i wish we had Sana instead, he isnt as naturally talented as his brother but at least he knows how to play soccer.

  6. Chris says:

    What ever happened to the Barra? They have that giant sign over the section and there’s never more than 5 people in it. Sad.

  7. d3 says:

    what ever happened to this blog, never more then 5 people in it and now has no host. Oh well, just another bad sign for this club, cant even generate enough interest to host a blog on there own website. Sad!

  8. Jason Dalrymple says:

    D3 – We’ve moved a lot of our content to the main website and left the blog for more off-the-cuff types of things that may be lost on the main site.

    We’re also relying more on Facebook & Twitter now when looking for feedback as the response is more immediate and at people’s fingertips.

    That’s not to say the blog content will remain as scarce as it has. Just been a VERY hectic start to this season schedule-wise and we’ll be amping up the blog posts in the near future.

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