For Women’s World Cup, U.S. Soccer Fans Kick It Up A Notch

Soccer fans are replacing their favorite club jerseys for national colors as the best female players in the world prepare to face off in Canada for World Cup 2015, which starts on June 6.

The American Outlaws, considered the biggest U.S. national soccer fan association, has already been rocking red, white and blue to cheer on the women’s national team.

About a hundred American Outlaws fans marched into the StubHub stadium in Carson, Calif., to support the U.S. women against Mexico for a World Cup Send-Off Series game on May 17. Singing a version of “When the Saints Go Marching In” — replacing “saints” with “Yanks” — the Outlaws banged drums and waved soccer scarves.

The crew has been chanting “U-S-A! U-S-A!” for the men’s team since 2007, but this is the first time they’ll have an organized presence to cheer on the women’s national team at a World Cup. (About 700 members are expected to show up.)

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