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Austin is finally a major league city!

Austin FC’s first season in MLS is now set to start mid-April, with the first home games at Q2 Stadium expected in early June. See all our coverage of the team below, and watch for the latest news here, and in each week’s issue.
Austin FC Signs Argentine Star Tomás Pochettino
Austin FC Signs Argentine Star Tomás Pochettino
Club secures second Designated Player for $2.5 million transfer fee

Feb. 11, 2021

Soccer Watch: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ...
Soccer Watch: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ...

Feb. 11, 2021

Soccer Watch: TV Contracts and Bidding Wars
Soccer Watch: TV Contracts and Bidding Wars

Feb. 4, 2021

Soccer Watch
Soccer Watch

Jan. 28, 2021

Austin FC Fans, Assemble
Austin FC Fans, Assemble
MLS’s 27th franchise hits the pitch with multiple supporters’ groups backing them

Jan. 28, 2021

Construction of Austin FC Stadium Nears Completion
Construction of Austin FC Stadium Nears Completion
Q2 claims naming rights for the home of Austin’s new major league sports team

Jan. 28, 2021

Austin FC Turns Heads in Draft
Austin FC Turns Heads in Draft
MLS team celebrates roster additions, new stadium name

Jan. 25, 2021

Kekuta Manneh Coming Home to Austin FC
Kekuta Manneh Coming Home to Austin FC
From Lake Travis High to Austin Aztex, to AFC

Jan. 22, 2021

Soccer Watch: A Tiger in Austin FC’s Tank?
Soccer Watch: A Tiger in Austin FC’s Tank?

Jan. 21, 2021

Austin FC Signs Center Back Matt Besler and Midfielder Diego Fagundez
Austin FC Signs Center Back Matt Besler and Midfielder Diego Fagundez
Club adds World Cup pedigree and attacking flair in Free Agency

Jan. 6, 2021

Austin FC Brings First Squad Into Focus Through Expansion Draft, Trades
Austin FC Brings First Squad Into Focus Through Expansion Draft, Trades
Inaugural club roster swells to 11

Dec. 17, 2020

Austin FC Unveils First-Ever Jersey
Austin FC Unveils First-Ever Jersey
Verde and black striped jersey goes on sale today

Nov. 18, 2020

Trains! Tunnels! Billions! Austin Gets First Look at Proposed Transit Plan
Austin Gets First Look at Transit Proposal
Next steps: public input, May Council vote, November election

March 6, 2020

Progress on Austin FC Stadium on Pace for Spring 2021 Opening
Progress on Austin FC Stadium on Pace for Spring 2021 Opening

Feb. 6, 2020

Austin at Large: Drop Your Ballot Like It's HOT
Austin at Large: Drop Your Ballot Like It's HOT
And then, someday, we'll make serious policy about our venues

Oct. 31, 2019

Election Ticker: Down to the Wire
Election Ticker: Down to the Wire
What you need to know before voting on Nov. 5

Oct. 31, 2019

<i>Chronicle</i> Endorsements for the November 5 Election
Chronicle Endorsements for the November 5 Election

Oct. 17, 2019

City, Austin FC Break Ground on New Soccer Stadium
Austin FC Break Ground on New Stadium
Construction of the 21,000-seat stadium has kicked off for Austin’s first major league sports team

Sept. 12, 2019

City Council Moves Along From the Ballot to the Budget
City Council Moves From Ballot to Budget
4700 Riverside inches forward, propositions tweaked

Aug. 29, 2019

Austin FC Soccer Stadium Groundbreaking Nears
Austin FC Soccer Stadium Groundbreaking Nears
Major league organization preps to quickly build new stadium

Aug. 22, 2019

Austin at Large: Let's Take a Vote on That
Austin at Large: Let's Take a Vote on That
Forced elections are now routine, but are they "grassroots"?

July 25, 2019

Is Austin Big Enough for Both MLS and USL Soccer Teams?
Is Austin Big Enough for Both MLS and USL Soccer Teams?
Rival sports titans square off in soccer city

June 27, 2019

Austin FC Is the Hottest Ticket in Major League Soccer
Austin FC Is the Hottest Ticket in Major League Soccer
First-day deposits on seats break MLS record

June 13, 2019

Austin at Large: Money Changes Everything
Austin at Large: Money Changes Everything
Or, scenes from the class struggle in Silicon Hills

June 13, 2019

St. David's Named Austin FC's First Corporate Sponsor
St. David's Named Austin FC's First Corporate Sponsor
Also zoning change for McKalla Place moves forward

May 23, 2019

Austin FC's New Charitable Arm Backs Affordable Housing Project
Austin FC's New Charitable Arm Backs Affordable Housing Project
Meanwhile, Senate Bill 1771 seeks to jeopardize the Major League Soccer team

April 25, 2019

Senate Bill Could Kill Deal to Build Pro Soccer Stadium in Austin
Senate Bill Could Kill Deal to Build Pro Soccer Stadium in Austin
Precourt argues SB 1771 would “jeopardize the viability of Austin FC”

April 17, 2019

City Validates Anti-Major League Soccer Petition
City Validates Anti-Major League Soccer Petition
"Fair Play Austin" PAC hopes to halt plans to build a soccer stadium at McKalla Place

Feb. 21, 2019

Housing Plan, Stadium Vote in Council Spotlight
Housing Plan, Stadium Vote in Council Spotlight
Still to come this spring: child-friendly policy, land use code reboot

Feb. 21, 2019

&iexcl;<i>Dale,</i> Austin FC! MLS Makes It Official
¡Dale, Austin FC! MLS Makes It Official
Austin finally is a major league town, with soccer taking the pitch in 2021

Jan. 17, 2019

Austin FC's New Neighbors Take Over Push to Put Soccer on the Ballot
Austin FC's New Neighbors Take Over Push to Put Soccer on the Ballot
Group looks to take anti-stadium petition to the polls

Jan. 10, 2019

The Top 10 Austin News Milestones of 2018
The Top 10 Austin News Milestones of 2018
Days like these

Dec. 27, 2018

City and Precourt Sign Agreement to Bring Soccer to Town
City and Precourt Sign Agreement to Bring Soccer to Town
Not whether, but when for Austin FC

Dec. 20, 2018

This Holiday Season, Give Political Gifts That Resist
This Holiday Season, Give Political Gifts That Resist
Anti-MAGA merch, feminist nudie mags, Chron swag, and more

Dec. 6, 2018

MLS in Austin: Someday, Someway
MLS in Austin: Someday, Someway
It won’t be the Crew, but there will be an Austin FC, league suggests

Oct. 18, 2018

MLS in Austin: Everybody Wins!
MLS in Austin: Everybody Wins!
Browns owner saves Crew; new Austin FC side by 2021

Oct. 12, 2018

Will Voters Give Soccer the Boot?
Will Voters Give Soccer the Boot?
IndyAustin kicks off anti-stadium petition drive

Oct. 4, 2018

New to Town? Here Are Nine of the Biggest News Stories Affecting Locals.
New to Town? Here Are Nine of the Biggest News Stories Affecting Locals.
A primer on Austin politics

Aug. 30, 2018

Austin FC
Major League Soccer in Austin Has a Name
MLS2ATX reveals team name, logo, colors, and more

Aug. 22, 2018

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