The American Outlaws started in Lincoln, NE as a local supporters group. Throwing viewing parties at local bars and attending every game possible sparked excitement amongst some of the leaders of the group, who felt like they could do more. The organization has grown to over 180 chapters – St. Louis was #29, founded and still led by Ryan Patrick Smith (the bearded fellow in the pictures below)
2015 April 04 – the USWNT played New Zealand at Busch Stadium. Pounds Media followed the Outlaws that weekend and produced the following short documentary on the Chapter and the game. The attendance of 35,187 is the all-time largest crowd for a stand-alone USWNT Friendly in the USA.
More pics and stories on the Chapters many road trips to games can be found below.
There is a Facebook Group you can join when you become a member of the American Outlaws. To become a member you must go to www.theamericanoutlaws.com and sign up ($24) and get your T-shirt and bandana. This is a yearly subscription fee.
AO St. Louis Chapter gathers at Amsterdam Tavern, located South of Tower Grove Park.
St. Louis, MO 63116
This intimate bar can get crowded quickly and has added a tent in the back to handle overflow crowds.
2015 June 09 – Interview with Ryan Patrick Smith in Winnipeg Free Press
2015 June 08 – USWNT vs Australia, Women’s World Cup opener, Winnipeg, CA
2014 June 14 – American Outlaws: From the beginning to Brazil
An origin story and a look at the impact they’ll have this year at the World Cup
The Outlaws are making a name for themselves locally. Check out this collaboration with the St Louis Rams Good Luck to Team USA who are decked out in World Cup 2014 AO St Louis t-shirts and scarves.