AO Pledges 1% and Joins the Common Goal Movement

Whether in the United States or abroad, the American Outlaws (AO) are dedicated to showing up for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams at each and every soccer match.

But to us, fandom is not just about showing up for your team at the stadium -- showing up for your communities is also key.

“Increasing access at the local level is paramount to the future of our national teams,” said Justin Brunken, AO Co-Founder.

Today, we’re proud to announce we’ve joined the Common Goal movement. We’re pledging 1% of our membership dues to support Common Goal’s Anti-Racist Project, Play Proud, and other programs that strive to make “the beautiful game” truly beautiful, inclusive, accessible, and a safe space for all.

“For years, we’ve been working with community organizations and on projects that are part of the movement, like Football for the World and Open Field,” Brunken said. “To officially join the Common Goal team feels like a no-brainer. I think this is a key step in demonstrating what soccer fans can do for the game and their community.”

Through this pledge, we seek to strengthen our relationships with our partner organizations and enable our members and others to make a lasting impact in our communities.

“It’s about leveling the playing field and creating access so a kid from Baton Rouge has the same opportunity to enjoy the game and follow their dreams as a kid from Beverly Hills,” Brunken said. “I hope fans feel inspired to take action going forward.”

Are you interested in helping in your community? Reach out – we'll help connect you and your fellow chapter members with local programs that are making a difference.

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July 14, 2022