Stoppage Time: 9/6/19

Keeping Central Texans up-to-date on all the soccer news that’s fit to link to.

Reading & Listening

“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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Austin Bold FC Win Inaugural Copa Tejas

Copa Tejas trophy & scarves

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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Stoppage Time: 8/30/19

Keeping Central Texans up-to-date on all the soccer news that’s fit to link to.


  • Matthew McConaughey becomes Austin FC minority owner, along with three other guys who are probably very nice, and probably bring more money, but let’s face it, McConaughey’s the news here. [Insert his “Dazed And Confused” catchphrase, as required by city, state, and federal laws whenever he is mentioned.]
  • MLS being anti-Antifa – This fight is centered in Portland, but is also taking place across
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Houston Chronicle: Why Aren’t the Dynamo Bigger?

empty seats at BBVA stadium

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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Council Looks Forward to Community Benefits from Austin FC

From coverage of this week’s MLS announcement in the Austin Chronicle (¡Dale, Austin FC! MLS Makes It Official), some interesting comments from a council members Garza and Casar:

After the event, Mayor Pro Tem Garza and CM Casar echoed Adler’s declaration that Austin FC could act as a kind of existential unifying force throughout the city. Garza pointed to her childhood in San Antonio, where Spurs fandom stretched across class lines, and Casar recalled PTA meetings where parents

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Austin FC, No Question

by Chris G.

I heard this on one of my regular podcasts today and I thought the hosts, Tyler Kern and Steve Davis, put it simply and clearly. They were discussing today’s Big Announcement (from about the 26th minute of this episode):

Kern: Can I say something about this? Because I saw someone that I follow on Twitter that I like, that said something to the effect of, “How can the fans in Austin really celebrate this knowing that

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Relocation Grudges Past & Future

Historic USA Map

by Chris G.

I hated Orlando after the Aztex (“1.0”) moved there. I hated Orlando a lot. I wished nothing but the worst for that team, top to bottom. I wanted that owner and his greedy and misguided plans to not just fail, but to fail spectacularly. Here’s a bit of what I wrote at the time on my blog, The Aztexan:

I hope Orlando The City Beautiful City Soccer City Club SC or whatever the fuck

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This is it! #WorldCup FINAL DAY! As a last #AWCHQ preview for #FRACRO, here’s what that FourFourTwo guide I bought said about these teams. First, alphabetically, Croatia:

Most Likely To… – Fail to live up to a billing of dark horses. Croatia are long shots to be long shots.

What Croatia Hope Will Happen – Apart from to match the achievement of Croatia’s bronze-winning heroes of ’98 and win back the nation’s hearts…?

What Will Happen – If they don’t

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WHAT a gameday. #URU v #FRA & #BRA v #BEL in quarterfinals. South America v Europe, fought on two fronts! Too bad I have to “work”; I’ll be sneak-watching #URUFRA & time-shifting #BRABEL. What does this amazing #WorldCup have in store today? #AWCHQ ⚽️

Probably long past the point of spoiling today’s games, but: both of today’s games were good, and the 2nd (#BEL v #JPN) was amazing. Just rewatched the 2nd half: no bunkering, no fouling, no crying for fouls, just attack, attack, attack. So fantastic. #AWCHQ ⚽️