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"If this is what they do when they get into the semis, imagine what we're facing if they reach the final. I'm thinking Security Trolls."
— A senior member of the International Confederation of Wizards' Quidditch Committee on the American team's celebrations following their win against Liechtenstein in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup.[src]

The American National Quidditch team was the national Quidditch team of the United States of America.

Team special move

Main article: Harlem Shuffle

Chasers Green and Muntz with Seeker Singleton

The U.S.A. had a basketball-style team special move named The Harlem Shuffle (20 points). The name was taken from the popular No-Maj basketball team Harlem Globetrotters, who are best known for their skilful and entertaining play involving a ball of similar size to the Quaffle, during games.

The Harlem Shuffle played out as follows: First, Chaser Gianni Fedele spun it atop his finger, shouting to his fellow Chasers, "Get ready, guys!" He passed the Quaffle immediately on to Robert Green, who dribbled it back and forth on his broomstick for a few moments, then passed to Debbie Muntz. Muntz played piggie-in-the-middle with the other team's Chaser(s), while sliding the Quaffle down her outstretched arms and behind her head. She threw it to Fedele, who threw it to Green, who scored by throwing the Quaffle in from behind the goal post after diving off of his broomstick, while falling. Muntz took it and scored once again, the other team's Keeper diving off their broom, but failing to make the save.[1]

Stadium

The American Quidditch team's National Quidditch Stadium

The American team's national stadium appeared to be on a New England farm, with a barn behind one goal and a road leading to a hilltop Victorian mansion behind the other, heavily implying that the stadium and field were privately owned (a possible nod to America's emphasis on private, rather than state-run enterprise). The field seemed to always be dark with its cloudy grey sky and Hallowe'en theme. It was covered with jack-o-lanterns, surrounded by autumn-colored trees, and its buildings were quite old, being New England Victorian in architecture. The bottom of the Quidditch pitch was covered with dirt and quite a few weeds and mowed-down crops, and the pitch itself sported line markers similar to those seen on an American football field circa 1920. Given the farm buildings and the ploughed dirt nature of the field, it is likely that the field was used to grow crops in the off-season. The side banners had red and white stripes and blue stars.

Uniform

Their uniform consisted of a navy blue vest, white shirts with red stripes and white pants.

Emblem and Flag

The team's emblem

Team's flag

The team's emblem was blue on top with three white stars. There were vertical stripes of red and white below and a black eagle with a Beater's bat in each claw. Their flag was the stars and stripes.

History

Gianni Fedele gets hit with a bludger

1986 Quidditch World Cup

The American National Quidditch team participated in the Quidditch World Cup. Maximus Brankovitch III was their captain.

1990 Quidditch World Cup

The U.S.A. participated in this year's World Cup. Brankovitch III was their captain again.

1994 Quidditch World Cup

The U.S.A. competed in the 1994 Quidditch World Cup.[2] Their team was Fedele, Muntz, Green, Ruczinski, Duvall, Heidelberger, and Singleton.

2014 Quidditch World Cup

The U.S.A. qualified for the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, which began in Argentina in April.[3] The team rode Starsweeper XXIs.[4] They defeated Jamaica on 16 May to qualify for the quarterfinals, and Liechtenstein on 8 June to advance to the semifinals. On 5 July, they lost to Brazil. They then played against Japan to determine third place, a game which they lost.

Squads

American National Team
1986
Chasers
Unknown Unknown Unknown
Beaters
  Unknown Unknown  
Keeper Seeker
Unknown Maximus Brankovitch III (Captain)
American National Team
1990
Chasers
Unknown Unknown Unknown
Beaters
  Unknown Unknown  
Keeper Seeker
Unknown Maximus Brankovitch III (Captain)
American National Team
1994
Chasers
Gianni Fedele Debbie Muntz Robert Green
Beaters
  Greg Ruczinski Troy Duvall (Captain)  
Keeper Seeker
Ralph Heidelberger Ariel Singleton
American National Team
2014
Chasers
Quentin Kowalski Mercy Wardwell Arsenia Gonzales
Beaters
  Pringle Lucas Picquery  
Keeper Seeker
Susan Blancheflower Darius Smackhammer

Appearances

Notes and references

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