"...The support group MLS2ATX tonight revealed the team name, logo, colors, slogan, and more, for Austin’s first major league sports team: Austin FC, the current Columbus Crew, who are ever-so-close to finalizing their move to Austin, starting next season...."
"...The crowd was buzzing Tuesday afternoon at Rustic Tap on West Sixth as a mass of soccer fans clad in black and green gathered to celebrate the official announcement that Austin FC would take the field in 2021 as Major League Soccer's 27th club and Austin's first major-league sports team...."
"...Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber is expected to travel to Austin next week to officially recognize Austin FC as the league's 27th team. Garber will be alongside Mayor Steve Adler and Austin FC chairman/CEO Anthony Precourt (the now-former owner of the Columbus Crew SC) at the Rustic Tap, as they announce what Austin soccer fans have been itching for since the ill-fated Austin Aztex went dormant in 2016...."
"...The Columbus Crew SC may not be coming to Austin after all, but several sources indicate the Austin FC will hit the new pitch at McKalla Place in the coming years. No one can say with certainty when that will happen, but a source close to the discussion between Major League Soccer and Precourt Sports Ventures said a 2019 launch date was not out of the question...."
"...In the mayor's race, among Adler, former Council Member Laura Morrison, and now a host of others, the dark money issue is a bit more tangential, although it involves one of Morrison's designated issues – the charge that the plan to enable Major League Soccer at McKalla Place is a "boondoggle" subsidy for the private interests who own the Columbus Crew (aka the would-be "Austin FC"). If you're following that ongoing argument, you've likely noticed something called NoSoccerSubsidy.com running ads in the Chronicle, online, and elsewhere, denouncing "Adler's sweetheart stadium deal" with Crew owner Anthony Precourt..."
"...However, current Crew operator Precourt Sports Ventures still has the league’s backing for a new Austin FC at the new stadium recently approved by the City. “Regardless of any scenario in Columbus, there is a clear path forward for PSV to operate Austin FC as a Major League Soccer club,” the league said in a statement..."
"...As of year's end, Austin still doesn't officially have its first major league sports team, but the future Austin FC is looking more real than ever. The term sheet approved in August between the city and Precourt Sports Ventures produced a deal that became official just last week (Dec..."
"...The Austin Aztex announced today that they’ll be Austin’s newest pro sports team as of next season. They’ve signed a franchise agreement to join USL Pro, the same league the old Austin Aztex were in before they moved to Florida and became Orlando FC..."
"...Austin Blues (Chelsea) Bar: Haymakerwww.twitter.com/chelseafcaustinwww.fb.com/austin-blues-a-chelsea-fc-supporters-club-143178485759142..."
"...The Austin Aztex defeat Oklahoma City FC 3-2 on June 1, 2013..."
"...Cruz said she and the people she knows back home are worried about what will happen next. "Right now, Oaxacans are living in a very tense situation." For continuing coverage, see news.yahoo.com/fc/World/Mexico and www.narconews.com; for previous Chronicle coverage, see "A Letter to Mexico," Oct..."
"...A couple of hundred people heard FC Executive Director Walter Moreau thank funders, architects, planners, staff members, and neighbors for staying the course for Skyline Terrace. There were a couple of moments in planning, he said, when it seemed the project simply could not survive, and the reconstruction process (complete with a plague of mold) had its own setbacks..."
"...St. Johns, 453-6852 Other Austin Aztex (USL First Division and PDL teams) Stoke City FC (English League Championship; affiliated with Austin Aztex) Austin Amp'd (Premier Arena Soccer League team) Soccer Zone Austin (indoor soccer facilities and leagues) Soccer Enterprise (Frank Allcorn’s site; lots of info) Paisanos Soccer Club (national champ over-30 men’s team) United Soccer Leagues (USL) (national pro/semi-pro leagues) U.S..."
"...Now it's official; the city of Austin has finalized and signed an agreement with Precourt Sports Ventures that will bring an Austin FC soccer team to town in either 2020 or 2021. Groundbreaking on a $225 million soccer park at the 24-acre, city-owned McKalla Place site near the Domain is expected to occur in 2019, with the stadium officially opening in the spring of 2021...."
"...Anthony Precourt hopes so, because after a process that began in October of 2017, the Precourt Sports Ventures CEO is closer than ever to moving his Major League Soccer team, the Columbus Crew, to Austin. The team would become the Austin FC, and their arrival would bring an end to a political saga that has generated far more excitement than many in the city anticipated...."
"...The USL Championship 2019 schedule was released this week, with a special treat for the new Austin Bold FC: a home opener on Saturday, March 30 against I-35 rival San Antonio FC to inaugurate Bold Stadium, the first purpose-built soccer stadium in Central Texas. Visitors to Winter Wonderland at COTA can gauge the construction progress...."
"...Champions League Round of 16 Results First Leg: Feb. 19-20 Tuesday Schalke 04 1, FC Porto 0 Liverpool 2, Inter Milan 0 Roma 2, Real Madrid 1 Olympiacos 0, Chelsea 0 Wednesday Arsenal 0, AC Milan 0 Celtic 2, Barcelona 3 Fenerbahce 3, FC Sevilla 2 Lyon 1, Manchester Utd..."
"...About 25 D.C. "Screaming Eagle" fans – including the little guy pictured above, who was likely seeing his team for the very first time – cheered their team to wins over the Aztex on Friday, then FC Dallas in the final on Sunday..."
"...Alexi Lalas was the surprise emcee at the long-awaited announcement party on Tuesday, as Major League Soccer confirmed that Austin FC will become the league's 27th team, starting play in 2021. And quite a party it was, with shirts, scarves, and craft beer flowing; Mayor Steve Adler and five City Council members attesting to the civic support (see "¡Dale, Austin FC! MLS Makes It Official," Jan..."