High School Soccer Championships in Round Rock, MLS Begins Regular Season, and More

The state high school championship tournament is in Austin this Thursday-Saturday, April 12-14, at the Round Rock Independent School District Athletic Complex, 10211 W. Parmer (north of 620, just inside the Austin city limits). There are four games each day, 11am, 1, 4, and 6pm; semifinals are Thursday-Friday, and finals are Saturday. Local teams made the final four in both girls divisions: 4A Lake Travis plays Friends­wood on Thursday at 11am; 5A Westlake faces unbeaten Deer Park on Friday, 11am. For more, click here.

The Houston Dynamo played valiantly in bowing out of the CONCACAF Champ­ions Cup last Thursday night at Pachuca. They surrendered the 2-0 lead they’d earned in the first leg in the first 15 minutes – but then fought back to retake the lead twice, before succumbing to the Mexican champs in overtime; the Major League Soccer regular season then kicked off this past weekend.

It was a brilliant night for England on Tuesday, as both Manchester United and Chelsea won in dramatic fashion to put three English teams in the final four of the European Champions League. Man U crushed a pretty good Roma team by an astounding 7-1 score, while Chelsea got an injury-time goal, on the road, to edge Valencia, 2-1. On Wednesday, Liverpool disposed of an already-wounded PSV Eindhoven, and AC Milan won 2-0 at Bayern Munich to round out the field. Semifinals (Liverpool-Chelsea; Man U-Milan) are April 24-25 and May 1-2.

FA Cup semifinals this weekend, April 14-15: Watford vs. Man U on Saturday, Black­burn vs. Chelsea on Sunday.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More by Nick Barbaro
Public Notice: Do You Avoid Driving I-35?
Public Notice: Do You Avoid Driving I-35?
The chamber of commerce wants more of the same

Feb. 3, 2023

Public Notice: Putting the Pieces in Place
Public Notice: Putting the Pieces in Place
Council members sorting out their staffs, priorities

Jan. 20, 2023

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Behind the scenes at The Austin Chronicle

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle