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Stoppage Time 11/2/19

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Sergiño Dest has chosen to play for USA over Netherlands:

In recent weeks, both Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman and US counterpart Gregg Berhalter had spoken to Dest in an attempt to persuade him.

“Of course, it was a tough decision for me when the Dutch men’s national team showed their interest, but I have built up a very good feeling with Team USA over

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Stoppage Time 10/26/19

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The MLS team on the other end of US 290 has a new coach: Tab Ramos is taking over in Houston:

Ramos, 53, joins the Dynamo after serving as the head coach of the United States Under-20 National Team since 2011 and as the U.S. Soccer Youth Technical Director since 2013. During that time, he led the U-20s to the FIFA U-20 World Cup

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Stoppage Time 10/19/19

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It was a bad night for the reputation of Bulgarian fans, as their racist abuse of England’s black players nearly caused their European qualifying match to be abandoned. That the Bulgaria team leadership are turning a blind eye to it, makes it all the worse:

The statement from Bulgaria’s manager, Krasimir Balakov, that he had not noticed anything, that he just wanted to talk about

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Stoppage Time 10/12/19

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Farewell to DaMarcus Beasley: a US star with no interest in the limelight. DMB is such a good guy; looking forward to see what else he’ll do to grow the game in the US.

Tim Howard is coming to Austin:

The former Blues goalkeeper will be making a first appearance in his new role [as the Club’s first International Ambassador in the US]

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Stoppage Time 10/5/19

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Christian Pulisic’s Chelsea season is hitting a rough patch

Pulisic has gone five matches out of Chelsea’s past six matches without seeing a single minute of playing time, with the lone exception being a Carabao Cup start against Grimsby Town.

Maybe some time with the US team the next couple of weeks will improve his fortunes.

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Stoppage Time 9/28/19

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Local leaders, SXSW, ACL Fest join in opposition to Proposition A – A pretty top-tier list of local organizations that think this is a Bad Idea.

[Prop A supporter Francoise] Luca added that she still has hope that Proposition A could challenge the McKalla Place stadium deal and Austin FC. In a statement to KXAN on Aug. 27, Two Oaks Ventures, which owns Austin FC,

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Stoppage Time 9/20/19

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  • NBC is hosting a live EPL Fan Fest in Austin next month – The stateside broadcasters will be set up in a mobile studio at Scholz Garden for the weekend of Oct. 26 & 27. They did this last season in a few New England cities, with 12,000 fans in attendance in Boston, for example. The events are free and open to the public, though
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Stoppage Time 9/13/19

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Listen. There was really only one story that dominated our reading this week. Here’s the roundup on a bunch of the coverage of Austin FC’s groundbreaking ceremony at McKalla Place:

MLS: Austin FC breaks ground on $242 million stadium, set to open in 2021

“We want a team, we want a stadium, and we want an experience that helps us grow the legend that is

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Austin Soccer Stadiums Past, Present, & Future

Soccer supporters in Austin have chased the game all over town, this past decade:

Dragon Stadium (Round Rock HS)

Nelson Field (John H. Reagan HS)

House Park (Austin ISD)

Mike A. Myers Stadium (UT)

Shoal Creek (during its temporary expansion)

Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex (RRISD)

Bold Stadium (Circuit of the Americas)

Some of these are clearly better than others. House Park has a certain shabby-chic 1930s charm, but the high-school football fields generally were very, very far from ideal. The … Read the rest “Austin Soccer Stadiums Past, Present, & Future”

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Stoppage Time: 9/6/19

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“The Tomb Of Soccer History” with Dave Brett Wasser – an interview with long-time fan and soccer video historian Dave Brett Wasser on one of the newest podcasts that’s sprung up lately, Austin’s Soccer Pod. Follow the SoundCloud link or subscribe in your podcast player of choice (we recommend Overcast if you’re on iOS).

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