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Austin Bold FC Win Inaugural Copa Tejas

Sunday evening was a beautiful one for soccer at Bold Stadium at the Circuit of The Americas. And the teams put on a good show in a regular-season USL match that happened to have a little extra on the line. By the time the final whistle blew, Austin Bold FC had won Copa Tejas with 3-0 victory over Rio Grande Valley FC:

Austin Bold FC won the Copa Tejas at Bold Stadium after a 3-0 win over local rivals

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Houston Chronicle: Why Aren’t the Dynamo Bigger?

Interesting article in the Houston Chronicle last week, wondering why the established team there isn’t better supported: Dynamo know they should be bigger in Houston:

Attendance issues have mirrored the club’s on-field struggles. After ranking in the top 10 from 2006-15 and placing fourth as recently as 2012, the Dynamo fell to 17th in 2017. According to the Sports Business Journal, the Dynamo only topped five teams in 2018 average attendance in early August.

An Aug. 3 match between

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Road Report: North Carolina Courage at Houston Dash

On Saturday Chris G. road-tripped to Houston to watch the North Carolina Courage take on the Houston Dash in a regular-season NWSL match.

I try to get over to Houston at least once a year to catch an NWSL game, though I missed last season, with Hurricane Harvey screwing up the last few games of their schedule (among many more serious effects, of course).

The Dash front office contacted me earlier in the week and offered a stadium tour prior … Read the rest “Road Report: North Carolina Courage at Houston Dash”

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Road Report: Dallas in CCL Round of 16

On Wednesday Chris G. road-tripped to Frisco to watch FC Dallas vs. Tauro FC in CONCACAF Champions League action.

The plan was to take a quick trip north, visit our favorite University of North Texas student, and have a pleasant evening watching my MLS team advance through the first knockout round of CONCACAF Champions League. Some of that plan worked out, and some of it didn’t.

With a rain forecast of 100% chance, my wife & daughter showed what fair-weather … Read the rest “Road Report: Dallas in CCL Round of 16”

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Four Texas Venues Named for 2017 Gold Cup

CONCACAF recently announced the dates and venues for the 2017 Gold Cup, and fans in Texas will have a variety of venues to pick from. Which teams teams will play where is not yet known, but venues include both MLS teams’ home fields (FC Dallas’ Toyota Stadium and Houston Dynamo’s BBVA Compass Stadium), the Alamodome in San Antonio, and AT&T Stadium (aka Cowboy Stadium, or Jerry World) in Arlington.

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Foundation to Hold Inaugural Austin Soccer Awards Banquet

Following is the press release from the Austin Soccer Foundation for Thursday’s awards banquet.

AUSTIN, Texas (July 8, 2016): The Austin Soccer Foundation (ASF) today announced that it will host the inaugural Austin Soccer Awards Banquet on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the South Congress Hotel. The banquet will include recognition of ASF’s 2015 Scholarship Award Winners, Austin-area High School Players of the Year and the presentation of a special lifetime achievement award.

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Road Report: Copa America Semifinal

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Tuesday evening we were fortunate enough to make the road trip from Austin to Houston and witness the USMNT take on the greatness that is Messi and his Argentina squad. The winner of the match would be headed to the Copa America Final and many of the red, white, and blue supporters had hope.

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NRG Stadium was sold out prior to game day. The crowd of 70,858 was greeted by a tremendous amount of pregame festivities, including tailgates and a … Read the rest “Road Report: Copa America Semifinal”

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Can Dempsey Lead the Yanks Past Argentina?

Today marks the most significant soccer matchup on Texas soil since the World Cup Quarterfinal between Netherlands and Brazil was played in the Cotton Bowl in July, 1994. The US men have earned their way into one of the most highly anticipated games of the historic Copa America Centenario, facing the top-ranked team in the world: Argentina. The winner punches their way to the final and a guaranteed top-two finish.

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Road Report: Copa America

We made our way to Houston on Saturday to attend the final Group A match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario between Colombia and Costa Rica. We arrived early enough and found one of the thousands of televisions at NRG Stadium to nervously watch the tight finish pulled off by the USMNT.

When we decided to travel to Houston it was not just for a soccer match, there was also the experience of watching two foreign countries’ supporters compete on … Read the rest “Road Report: Copa America”

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Road Report: San Antonio FC Home Opener

San Antonio FC kicked off their USL home campaign Saturday night with a record-setting crowd. The home team got off to a slow start as Swope Park Rangers took the early lead when a loose ball found the SAFC net in the 2nd minute.

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Both clubs are expansion sides for the 2016 USL regular season, but have had hot starts in league play. Throughout the first half, SAFC controlled possession and equalized in the 42nd minute.The second half was a … Read the rest “Road Report: San Antonio FC Home Opener”