Sing With Us

Last Friday we returned home to Archer Stadium and got to see Lansing United back in action for the first time in eight months (which, by the way, is WAY TOO LONG). It was great to see so many people out to support United and we’re so excited for what the 2015 season has to bring. We taught some new chants on Friday and we used some old ones, and now, we’re making it even easier for EVERYONE to learn our songs.

We’d love to have EVERYONE joining us in song every game. Whether you’re standing with us in the Sons of Ransom section or sitting in the main bleachers we want you to know what we’re singing and join in.

To make it easier for everyone to learn our songs, we’ve started recording them and we’re glad to be able to share these with you. Give them a listen, learn the lyrics and the tunes, then join us next time you’re at a game. Speaking of the next time you’re at a game, the next game is Saturday, May 2 at 7pm against AFC Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor is a new team this year, playing in the Great Lakes Premier League, so let’s show them how to do this supporter thing.

Here’s the playlist with some of our new songs and some old ones. Look below the playlist for the lyrics and more information about some of the songs.

In My Merry Oldsmobile

This song is a tribute to our namesake, Ransom E. Olds, founder of Oldsmobile and one of the fathers of modern day Lansing. We’ll sing it at or around the 88th minute of every Lansing United game.

Come away with me, Lucille
In my merry Oldsmobile
Down the road of life we’ll fly
Automobubbling, you and I
To the church we’ll swiftly steal
Then our wedding bells will peal
You can go as far as you like with me
In my merry Oldsmobile.

Glory To United

Glory to United!
Go, go United!
Glory to United
Here we go!
Hey hey hey hey

Believe

If you believe then just stand up on your feet,
And shout it loud LAN U!
Here at the Archer the battle hymn’s begun,
Sing for the white and blue

We Love You

We love you, we love you, we love you,
And where you go we’ll follow, we’ll follow, we’ll follow,
Cause we support United, United, United,
And that’s the way we like it, we like it, we like it,
Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh…

Take Me Home, United Road

Take me home, United road,
To the place that I belong,
To the Archer, to see United,
Take me home, United road.

Come on Lansing Score a Goal

Come on Lansing score a goal,
It’s really really simple,
Put the ball into the next
And watch us all go mental…

So there you have it. A mix of old and new. We’ll be posting more as the pre-season goes on, and we hope next time you hear one of these songs at a game you’ll join in.

BRING. THE. NOISE.

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Scarves and tryouts!

First of all, we’re doing a second round of Sons of Ransom scarf sales. If you missed out on the first round we ordered, here’s your chance to get the first ever Sons of Ransom scarf for the 2015 Lansing United season. You can pre-order them online through Michigan Shirt Works (where you can also get our new t-shirts and other gear!) by clicking HERE.

Here’s a preview of what the scarves look like:

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Second, this coming Saturday, April 4, Lansing United will be having try-outs for the upcoming season. We’re going to be there showing our support and we want you to join us. It’s been 8 months since we’ve seen United play and our first friendly isn’t until the end of April, so why wait? Come join us on Saturday. We’ll have more details on Facebook and Twitter as the week goes on, so check there for more information.

We’re less than a month away from this:

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Building Something Special

Who would have thought that in just over 2 months we would go from this:

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to this:

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Sunday’s game against Detroit City FC was one of the most exciting atmosphere’s I’ve ever been a part of at a sporting event, and I probably only saw half of the actual game. The atmosphere was electric, the passion from both teams players and fans was unbelievable.

Going into this season I could not have imagined that there would be over 2,000 fans at any Lansing United game this year. Nor could I have imagined that the Sons of Ransom would be as big and as loud as we were on Sunday.

I’ve had an absolute blast this season, and I have all of you to thank for that. See, I may be the loud crazy guy with the megaphone, but yelling into a megaphone is no fun if you do it alone. All of you who have joined us in the Sons of Ransom, and even those of you who don’t sit with us, but are singing from your seats, you are such a huge part of what has made this season fun, and I know many of the players share that feeling.

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When Gabe Mateo scored the 2nd goal on Sunday and jumped up to celebrate with us, you could see how badly they wanted that result, and how much having such great support means. Moments like that are the moments that bond players and fans.

You as fans have fallen in love with this team as you’ve watched them battle for results each and every game this year. You’ve cheered and supported them all season long no matter the score. They’ve responded with a season that I’m sure nobody predicted. Our first year Lansing United has risen to the top, winning the Great Lakes West.

So thank you. Thank you for your passion, for your support, and for joining us in showing this team that Lansing loves them, now and forever.

Now it’s time to take the next step. Let’s show our team that we can take it to another level. I personally can’t wait for Saturday night. I can’t wait to see Archer Stadium more packed than ever before, louder than ever before.

One of my favorite moments from the DCFC game was when about 1/3 of the non-Sons of Ransom fans were standing and joining in some of the chanting. Saturday night, I want to see EVERYBODY join in.

This is OUR CITY. This is OUR CLUB.

We often use #UnitedWeStand on Facebook and Twitter. Saturday night, I let’s see that statement lived out.