A New USA USA USA chant needed for World Cup Matches?

After attending USA vs England in Rustenburg, South Africa I became aware once again that my national team’s chant of ” USA…USA…USA” needs a friend. In a nation that celebrates variety and creativity, I believe us Americans can sing more than just our “go to USA…” at the stadium.  In fact, many other fans from other nations with less history and success in the World Cup Finals have better chants, and it seems the English fans reminded me (not always politely) about this very fact.

No matter, I still supported the Stars and Stripes earnestly and enjoyed the team’s well deserved result.  But I’ll admit I began to ponder about a new chant.

my tailgate for USA in Rustenberg

Then on the twenty-eight hour passage from Pretoria to Cape Town aboard the Blue Train, at a time when stay adventurous also identified with stay luxurious, I decided to take action as a writer. Over some early morning arrival cocktails, I drafted a few simple words, phrases on a napkin. I liked it.

...scribbling a new chant, song?

Come on USA

We came to play

Come on USA

Let’s win today

Come on USA

Time to dominate

Come on USA

World Cup Trophy is our Fate

Well, it’s a start. And I am certainly open to all your suggestions. But in either case, I shall blow my Vuvuzela and lead the new cheer at a local bar (in NYC) next Wednesday when USA plays Algeria in a match we need to advance. Come on USA ….

Stay adventurous, Craig

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  • http://playercj54.wordpress.com playercj54

    haha I have always thought USA could use some better chants, your doing a good thing in the true spirit of football..

    • http://www.stayadventurous.wordpress.com stayadventurous

      Thanks, I appreciate that. Let’s see if we can get a new cheer on the pitch for my Stars and Stripes…

      stay adventurous, Craig

  • http://www.ericmerten.com Merty

    But to what tune?! I have often thought that we should figure out a USA song to the tune of “Oh When The Saints Go Marchin’ In”

    Your song seems good — but figure out what tune to sing it to and we’ll all join in!


  • http://www.stayadventurous.wordpress.com stayadventurous

    Yes, a cheer to a song always would work… I thought with a simplistic start it might just come off like a poem, maybe I can make it Iambic Pentameter?

    Let’s see what happens against Algeria next week. I’ll do some research with my fellow fans.

    stay adventurous, Craig

  • Maryann

    I think something short. Like “we are USA,” the penn State chant. Or let’s go USA, or all the way—-USA.

    Good luck USA next Wednesday.

  • Al

    I always thought YMCA was the official chant for all sporting events… I’m waiting to hear word about the first streaker in the 2010 worldcup…

    • http://www.stayadventurous.wordpress.com stayadventurous

      You mean 2nd streaker, right?

      Actually, the soccer legend with ‘los manos del dios’ and current coach of the Argentine squad, Diego Maradona, promised to streak the streets of Buenos Aires if Argentina wins. Interesting to see how that plays out…

  • Teevan

    We need to work on the adaptation of America by a Diamond of the Neil variety….we will come up with something during the match on Wed…

    The World Cup – It’s coming to America!

    • http://www.stayadventurous.wordpress.com stayadventurous

      I like the start already, the world cup – it’s coming to America…. Looking forward to Wednesday mate.

      stay adventurous,

  • spags

    nice work craig…i like the creativity. enjoy.

  • http://www.ericmerten.com Merty

    OK Well what about the result TODAY ladies and gents? What a freakin’ greAAAAT game! Now we need that cheer more than ever.


  • Eugene

    NO new chant needed

    • http://www.stayadventurous.wordpress.com stayadventurous

      Ouch, but we didn’t deserve it.

  • Bob

    Someone needs to invent a more annoying and louder Vuvuzela…….the Vuvu is marketed by a company called Large Annoyances

  • http://cemjay.wordpress.com Emjay

    How apropos! They’re laughing all the way to the bank!