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Austin Pro Soccer

Lovely full flyover of stadium construction at McKalla Place so far:

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Austin Pro Soccer

Chronicle Soccer Watch on Austin FC’s first player signing:

“It seems like a confident move, and a forward-looking one: They didn’t need to splash money on a marquee name, because they’ve already got the city’s attention; a youngster with a lot of upside is more on brand.”

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Around Texas

From @3rdDegreeNet – Dan Hunt discusses how FC Dallas’s Florida getaway fell apart:

“With an inability to train for a further week prior to the tournament, FC Dallas was at a heightened risk of injury for the 18 remaining available players.”

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Beyond Texas

Interesting takeaways from this SportBusiness article. Hopeful this tournament can safely happen.

“There will also be enhanced visual effects, including increased aerial coverage via drones, goalpost cameras, and super slow-motion cameras behind the nets.”

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Austin Pro Soccer

Austin FC has announced it’s first-ever player signing: Paraguayan forward Rodney Redes (pronounced “Rreh-dess”). He’ll remain on loan to Club Guaraní, one of the oldest and most successful in Paraguay’s Primera División, until January, 2021. Welcome, Rodney!

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Supporters

Los Verdes Launches Annual Memberships

Los Verdes, the newest independent supporters group for Austin FC, began selling memberships today after revealing the group’s logo earlier this week. Paid annual memberships are priced at $27, in recognition of Austin FC’s status as the 27th franchise in Major League Soccer and can be purchased at www.losverdesatx.org. The 2020 membership kit includes an exclusive scarf, bandana and stickers, along with the opportunity to vote on membership items and in elections. T-shirts and other items are also available … Read the rest “Los Verdes Launches Annual Memberships”

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Supporters

Los Verdes, the new supporters’ group on the block, comes out strong with some nice-looking merch and memberships.

Los Verdes merch

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Austin Pro Soccer

The big news is, Austin FC is starting the next phase of ticket sales, in the supporters’ section. The other news is what a polite atmosphere it will be 😄 (pretty sure that should be chant).

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Beyond Texas

MLS is Back Tournament

It’s official, and it’s called the “MLS is Back Tournament”. It will be held July 8 to August 11 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, and here’s the structure:

  • All 26 MLS clubs participating; all matches in Orlando
  • Group stage followed by knockout rounds
  • Group stage counts toward regular season
  • Winner earns 2021 Concacaf Champions League spot
  • Pre-tournament draw to assign groups
  • Regular season continues after tournament

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Austin Pro Soccer

Lincoln Rose has posted a three-part chat with Arch Bell and Kit McConnico about the past & future of soccer in Austin. Watch the YouTube clips below (or listen to the audio on SoundCloud: part 1, part 2, & part 3:

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Part 3: