U.S. Soccer Fan Week 2021
CHICAGO (Dec. 13, 2021) – U.S. Soccer is proud to celebrate our passionate National Team fans during the fifth annual U.S. Soccer Fan Week. The celebration runs from Monday, Dec. 13 to Saturday, Dec. 18, showcasing and thanking U.S. Soccer fans for their commitment and support of U.S. Soccer’s National Teams.
This year’s Fan Week kicks off with a giveaway of a pair of tickets for the USMNT’s match against Bosnia & Herzegovina on Dec. 18 in Carson, Calif. Throughout the week, U.S. Soccer and all of its official partners will offer daily giveaways on social media. Special feature stories on ussoccer.com will also highlight some of our biggest fans.
The annual “Best of U.S.” contest returns for 2021 to find the Best Fan in the U.S. With the broad, diverse reach of our sport, U.S. Soccer wants to celebrate how soccer impacts our lives. Fans are encouraged to submit a photo and/or video with up to 280 characters using #BestofUS2021 on Twitter or Instagram to showcases the role soccer has played in their life, whether by keeping them connected to their community, playing, coaching or officiating the game, or any other way soccer makes them a fan.
U.S. National Team players will vote to determine U.S. Soccer’s Best Fan, and the winner, to be announced on Dec. 17, will receive a pair of “Golden Tickets” that grant admission to all 2022 U.S. Soccer controlled matches. Fans can also nominate someone else for the “Best of U.S.” using the same submission instructions.
BEST OF U.S. 2021 FAN CONTEST
The annual contest to find the Best Fan in the U.S. returns for 2021! Soccer is a diverse sport that all have the chance to participate in, and this year U.S. Soccer wants to celebrate the role that soccer plays in the lives of fans.
Fans are encouraged to submit a photo and/or video along with up to 280 characters using #BestofUS2021 via Twitter or Instagram that showcases the role soccer has played in their life, whether it’s by keeping them connected to their community, playing the game, coaching or any other way soccer makes them a fan.
U.S. National Team Players will vote to determine U.S. Soccer’s Best Fan, and the winner, to be announced on Dec. 17, will receive a pair of “Golden Tickets” That grant admission to all 2022 U.S. Soccer controlled matches. Fans can also nominate someone else as the best fan using the same submission instructions.
While we aren't fully through the global pandemic, we have seen significant progress in the new normal. This year highlighted that soccer comes in many forms, from a grass pitch to a hard or sand court.
- The Women's National Team were SheBelieves Cup Champions, won a Bronze Medal at the Olympics, and bid farewell to one of the greatest soccer players of all-time, Carli Lloyd.
-The Men's National Team were Concacaf Nations League Champions, Gold Cup Champions and completed the first half of World Cup Qualifying in front of three sold-out home crowds, united and committed to move Only Forward.
- The Extended National Teams saw an historic return to play with the Futsal and Men's Beach Soccer teams both qualifying for their respective World Cups. We also saw the return of our Women's Beach Soccer Team as well as recruitment for our first ever Women's Para 7-a-Side National Team.
U.S. Soccer invited a small group of fans to share some of their favorite U.S. Soccer memories, as well as how soccer has allowed them to experience other cultures. Check out their stories here.
FAN FEATURE: fernando varela
How A Love Of The Beautiful Game Bought Together USA Fans Of Many Backgrounds
Fan Feature: carolyn needles
How the Women’s National Team Inspired a Fan When She Needed Them Most