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With the 2020 USL Championship season delayed (at a minimum) and a venue that relies on the large crowds now prohibited due to the pandemic, Bobby Epstein’s staff reductions at COTA include Roberto Silva, general manager of Austin Bold FC (and before that, the Austin Aztex).

Bils in The Statesman

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What US Soccer needs is a much larger overhaul. Heather O’Reilly, who was on the Athlete Council that voted for Cordeiro, said US Soccer should go through “a lengthy process of reorganization”. She’s right, but the federation has resisted it for this long – why should anything change now?

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Stoppage Time 2/1/20

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Austin Bold FC’s 2020 roster is taking shape:

The Austin Bold filled the most glaring hole in its roster on Tuesday, announcing the signing of left back Ismaila Jome.

Jome, who played for the Colorado Springs Switchbacks in 2019, will add a new dimension to the Bold, providing balance with his 6-foot-1 frame, speed and accurate left foot… The Gambia native grew up near

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Unquestionable Ambition

We are still a year away from watching our city’s first major league team take the pitch, yet Austin FC has already charted an ambitious start. For those of you that have followed sports in Austin over the last few decades, you know that securing a stadium has been the largest hurdle for any professional sports organization searching for sustainable success.

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Stoppage Time 1/18/20

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The Statesman’s Chris Bils kicks off our first update of the new year with Bold 2020 news:

Mark your calendars. Austin Bold will begin its 2020 season at home, with the opener against New Mexico United set for 7:30 p.m. March 7 at Bold Stadium.

The Bold will also have a new weapon in year two, with longtime Austin rival Billy Forbes joining up

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Nick Barbaro at the Chronicle has a couple of 2019 top-10 lists for Austin soccer:

For the third year in a row, the top two local stories are Austin’s two pro soccer teams, but boy, have things changed. Austin FC, set to become the city’s first major league sports team, went from nonexistence to breaking ground on their sold-out stadium, while Austin Bold FC

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Giovanni Reyna, the 17-year-old son of Austin FC sporting director Claudio Reyna, is following in his father’s cleat-steps. He’s even been making waves with Borussia Dortmund’s U19s:

Reyna scored two goals and registered two assists, helping Dortmund to a 5-1 win over Slavia Praha. With the win, Dortmund advanced to the knockout stage of the tournament, the youth version of the UEFA

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Stoppage Time 12/7/19

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The big news this past week was Claudio Reyna’s arrival as Austin FC’s first sporting director, announced at a press conference on Tuesday:

In the Q&A session with fans, Reyna hinted that Designated Players coming to Austin might not be of the David Villa, Frank Lampard, and Andrea Pirlo variety that marked NYCFC’s debut season.

“New York is a very cluttered market with so

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Stoppage Time 11/17/19

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Austin FC announced plans for a large training facility in Northeast Austin:

The center, home to Austin FC and its academy teams, will encompass four full-size soccer fields along with 30,000 square feet where players, coaches and other soccer operations staff will work, train, eat, watch film, recover and receive medical care. It is scheduled to be completed in time for the team’s first

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Stoppage Time 11/9/19

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Austin Bold showing signs of support heading to 2020:

Yet it was a midweek playoff match, scheduled only a few days in advance, that showed interest may be on the upswing for 2020. The 5,036-seat venue was by no means full for the Bold’s 2-0 win over LA Galaxy II on Oct. 23, but the announced crowd of 2,656 felt every bit of a

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