So I am by no stretch of the imagination a huge music fan, but I have a huge respect for talented people who can make music that entertains. Branden Steineckert (@801PUNX) is one of those guys, he was with The Used, he is with Rancid, but he is more than just a guy in a band, he is able to take his love and passion for soccer and use it to do amazing things.
First it was “Believe” his anthem for Real Salt Lake, which still gives fans like me chills every time I hear it live or watch the video for it, which has been viewed almost 1/4 of a million times. Branden is also a huge US Men’s National Team fan, and just like he applied his talent and passion for RSL to “Believe” we now have “We Stand United”, his anthem for the USMNT.
His ability to create chants that are easy to remember, have a catchy rhythm and still express his (our) passion for our teams is simply amazing. I am proud to know Branden and far beyond his talent is a guy who is simply a great guy, always willing to say hi to fans, always willing to pose for a picture and whenever he is in Salt Lake City, I know where to find him when RSL is playing a home match, right in the front row of section 35 at Rio Tinto Stadium.
My advice to you is to watch the video, learn these lyrics:
HERE WE STAND UNITED
WE’LL NEVER BE DIVIDED
FIGHT AND SING FOR VICTORY
FOR EVERY GENERATION
WHO REPRESENT OUR NATION
AND BATTLE FOR THE USA
HERE WE ARE, WE ARE
AND WE ALL, WE ALL
THAT WE ARE, WE ARE
AND PROUD TO BE THE USA
because I expect they will be heard from now on in every stadium where the USMNT plays, at least if we as fans have any sense about us.
Oh and if you want to buy the song from itunes you can.
Thanks Branden for all that you do to support RSL, the USMNT, and the beautiful game in general.
That’s How I See It