Is a Stadium Enough?

The Aztex organization recently announced that they would be sitting out the 2016 season, because they need to continue their “quest for a soccer friendly venue in which professional soccer in Austin can thrive”.

Concerns, plans, and fantasies related to a soccer-specific home stadium for Austin’s soccer team are nothing new. For that matter, the issue is hardly unique in American soccer. Ask any team in the country, at any level: D.C. United, the New England Revolution, and Miami … Read the rest “Is a Stadium Enough?”

It’s Aztex Déjà vu All Over Again

Earlier today, the Austin Aztex announced that they will not be participating on the field in 2016. The announcement ends speculation around the club’s immediate future but does not help with lingering concerns about the viability of soccer in Austin.

The United Soccer League announced today that it had granted permission for the Austin Aztex to not participate in the 2016 season due to the unavailability of a stadium that meets league standards and the unforeseen delays in the development

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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”

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”

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”

Aztex to End 2015 Home Season vs. Sounders 2

From 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”

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?”

Longhorns draw #18 OSU

From Soccer battles No. 18 Ohio State to a 0-0 (2OT) deadlock:

“For the first half we didn’t take care of the ball,” Texas head coach Angela Kelly said. “We gave the ball away too many times and we played tense. We talked about that at halftime, and I thought our playmakers did a better job of playmaking and turning and facing and attacking the widths. I think our corner kick total was 7-3 in our favor. Not

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Aztex Stadium Crisis?

The Austin Aztex have made public that pressure is mounting for a permanent stadium solution prior to the 2016 USL season. Currently displaced from their original home field, the centrally located House Park, their final remaining USL league home match at their temporary suburban location is slated for September 5th. After historic Memorial Day flooding left House Park unfit, the move to Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex was the easiest and best solution for a new venue. While it was not … Read the rest “Aztex Stadium Crisis?”

Gooners Best LFC 5-3 in Charity Shield Match

From Mykol Colton’s Aztex Soccer Foundation Benefits from Charity Match

It is a challenge to recap who did what. The Austin Gooner side had multiple players with the names of Ozil and Ramsey on the back of their jerseys. On the other side, many of the LFC Austin players wore Austin Reds t-shirts with the number 96 on the back … At the interval, Austin Gooners were up 3 – 2 … And the final minutes were filled with

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