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Austin Pro Soccer

Aztex Close Out Season with Comeback Win

The Austin Aztex (10-15-3) completed their inaugural USL campaign with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 (8-14-6) at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver. The win elevated the Texas club to a 9th place finish, in a parity-filled USL Western Conference. While outside of a playoff position, the Aztex completed the season on a strong note, winning their only game north of the border.

Sunday’s match did not get off to a favorable start for the visitors as Vancouver … Read the rest “Aztex Close Out Season with Comeback Win”

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Austin Pro Soccer

Aztex Blanked at Colorado Springs

On Wednesday night the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (14-9-3) shut down the Austin Aztex (9-4-13) attack and earned a 3-0 victory, mathematically eliminating Austin from USL’s Western Conference playoffs. The Aztex road form is mostly to blame for their standing out side of playoff contention. Having only earned 9 points as a visiting team on the season, the club has struggled to find themselves outside of Texas.

The match got off to a terrible start for the visitors when a … Read the rest “Aztex Blanked at Colorado Springs”

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Austin Pro Soccer

Aztex Shine in Final Home Match

In what was likely the final match at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex for 2015, an announced crowd of 5,050 witnessed the Austin Aztex (9-13-3) defeat the Seattle Sounders 2 (12-11-3) by a narrow 2-1 margin. The victory allowed the club to post a winning home record in their first USL season. Saturday’s match also saw the Aztex wear pink jerseys that were auctioned to support Komen Austin and the Aztex Foundation.

Paul Dalglish chose a lineup combination and formation we … Read the rest “Aztex Shine in Final Home Match”

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Austin Pro Soccer

Aztex to End 2015 Home Season vs. Sounders 2

From AustinAztex.com: Preview: Aztex Close Out Home Schedule Versus Sounders 2.

The Austin Aztex (8-13-3) will look to close out their final home game of their 2015 USL inaugural season on a high note when they face Seattle Sounders FC 2 (12-10-3) Saturday evening at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex.

This will be the first ever meeting between the two squads, which will face each other again in Seattle on September 17th. These teams will also be looking to reverse … Read the rest “Aztex to End 2015 Home Season vs. Sounders 2”

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Around Texas

US Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco?

Steven Goff at the Washington Post: Soccer Hall of Fame remains on track for Dallas suburb.

Frisco, Tex., home to MLS’s FC Dallas and an expansive athletic complex in the fast-growing north Dallas suburbs, is the clear front-runner to become the site of the National Soccer Hall of Fame, multiple sources told the Insider.

The developing story has FC Dallas fans connecting this potential news to recently announced 2016 ticket- and parking-cost increases at the club. From Peter Welpton’s … Read the rest “US Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco?”