The football world was surprised by news published in Goal, Notimex, and Univision that the US Soccer Federation paid The American Outlaws for their support. The American Outlaws are one of the many supporters of US Soccer.

After examining the articles published in the above mentioned institutions, a rebuttal was needed. The idea of US Soccer paying fans for their loyalty is ridiculous and based on lies.

While there are those who wish ill for US Soccer, the comments about paying supporters is giving false testimony. The people who invented this lie have nothing else to say or write about US Soccer.

There are people who brave wind, rain, thunder, and lightening to see US Soccer in action. There are those who love seeing Landon Donovan, Jozy Altidore, Jose Torres, Hope Solo, and Alex Morgan.

Clint Dempsey is another example worthy of US Soccer when he decided to return to the MLS instead of London. It is not easy to turn your back on a contract with the Tottenham Hotspur and possible playing time with the UEFA Champions League.

Who cannot forget the more than 70,000 people who saw Chivas of Guadalajara face FC Barcelona at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida two years ago. The same applies when the same stadium hosted USA vs. Honduras on October 2011.

The Cascadia Cup is also a popular event for the soccer [football] supporter in the Pacific Northwest. For those who make the accusations, I challenge you to look yourself in the mirror.

It is surreal that Allstate [an insurance company] and Miller Beer support the Mexican National Football Team known as El Tri.  The proof is in the commercials seen in Televisa, Univision, and other venues.

While respecting other teams and associations, I ask the same of US Soccer. We may not have the personality of the European and South American football teams yet we are great.

US Soccer is great since its players and supporters believe that nothing is impossible. The negative comments coming from those who are frustrated leaves me with one option.

I would like to ask God to help the US advance in the World Cup Qualifications and win the World Cup.. The reason is so that the critics can be forced to face their own errors in prejudging without facts.

You Tube video of US vs. Mexico Preview Courtesy of US Soccer