On the Miracle of Austin FC’s Existence

The very existence of this MLS expansion club, in this city, at this time, is practically a miracle. There have been so many things that, if they had gone just a little differently, might have kept this from happening.

To be sure, there were plenty of hurdles that were cleared to get here. Failed attempts at getting downtown land for the stadium, a sitting member of Austin City Council traveling to Columbus on behalf of her constituents there, even a … Read the rest “On the Miracle of Austin FC’s Existence”

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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Stoppage Time 11/17/19

St David's Performance Center

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Austin FC announced plans for a large training facility in Northeast Austin:

The center, home to Austin FC and its academy teams, will encompass four full-size soccer fields along with 30,000 square feet where players, coaches and other soccer operations staff will work, train, eat, watch film, recover and receive medical care. It is scheduled to be completed in time for the team’s first

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Stoppage Time 11/9/19

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Austin Bold showing signs of support heading to 2020:

Yet it was a midweek playoff match, scheduled only a few days in advance, that showed interest may be on the upswing for 2020. The 5,036-seat venue was by no means full for the Bold’s 2-0 win over LA Galaxy II on Oct. 23, but the announced crowd of 2,656 felt every bit of a

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Stoppage Time 11/2/19

UT win over Oklahoma, 2019

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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 9/28/19

Megan Rapinoe named footballer of the year

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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

NBC Sports Premier League Mornings Live

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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 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

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  • 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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