Every week at the conclusion of the weekly #SoccerSpeakUSA Twitter Chat, Soccer Support announces a ‘Tweeter of the Week’ – someone who we felt gave the best insights and responses during the hour and embodied what #SoccerSpeakUSA is setting out to achieve.
The winner of this award is then entitled to promote a blog, club or website through the Soccer Support channels. This weeks recipient was Tim (@SDDragoons) who chose to get some extra exposure for The San Diego Dragoons – a San Diego based US Soccer Supporters group.
The Dragoons were formed in 2009 in an attempt to bring together the large US Soccer fan base in San Diego.
After spending too much time in soccer bars that treated US Soccer as an afterthought, The SD Dragoons wanted to find places that would promote, embrace and encourage US Soccer fans to get together to support our team and our country.
The SD Dragoons have now successfully done a number of viewing parties for both the USMNT and USWNT and, to date, coordinated three bus trips up to Carson and the Rose Bowl to watch the USMNT play.
Liaising with the San Diego chapter of American Outlaws, the SD Dragoons try and grow interest in the game locally.
Tim & The SD Dragoons would love to see more interest and attention paid to the World Cup qualification rounds and try to get some larger crowds for the upcoming matches this June, Sept. and Oct and beyond.
You can connect to The San Diego Dragoons through Facebook – www.facebook.com/sddragoons and Twitter @SDDragoons where you can find updates on all levels of US men’s and women’s soccer and info on viewing parties, and soccer events in SD.
If you aren’t on Facebook, and want to be added to our mailing lists, you can email SDDragoons@gmail.com. While the focus is US Soccer they also promote SD Soccer and have posted pieces on the Flash, Boca, Sea Lions etc.
Lets see if we can get The San Diego Dragoons up to 200 likes onFacebook before #GrowTheGame San Diego in April!
#SoccerSpeakUSA returns next week (3/14/12) at the regular time and day of Wednesdays at 4:30pm PST and 7:30PM EST.
The conversation doesn’t stop there though. Fans across the country are encouraged to use the #GrowTheGame hashtag during the week to be linked with other like-minded and talk all thing soccer.