"...The Austin Aztex ended their inaugural season last Sunday with a stirring three-goal comeback in Vancouver to beat the Whitecaps FC 2, 3-2, on goals by Romain Gall, Tony Rocha, and an 85th minute winner from Kris Tyrpak. Now, after a tough season on and off the field, the Aztex organization pivots to trying to build for the future, with much of that effort going into securing a permanent stadium home..."
"...Things will be dicier in Europe, where the draw dropped former World Cup champions Spain and Italy into one of the nine groups, and Netherlands, France, and Sweden into another... Andrea Pirlo made his MLS debut for New York City FC this week, and former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba signed with Montreal Impact...."
"...Tickets ($33-55) at www.roundrockexpress.com... Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo joined New York City FC this week...."
"...The Austin Aztex won their pro debut Saturday, 2-0 over the Colorado Springs Switchbacks, in front of 4,105 fans. They're hosting the Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 as we go to press Wednesday evening, then go on the road to Tulsa Saturday; the next home game is Sat., April 11 at 8pm, hosting Arizona United...."
"...The Austin Aztex host Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 tonight, April 1 – the lone mid-week date on the 14-game home schedule. The WFC2 are in their first year of existence, and they’re a young team, with just two starters over the age of 22..."
"...The under-20 team is there too, prepping for the U-20 World Cup, which starts May 30 in New Zealand, while the U-23s are on tour as well, to start preparations for the 2016 Olympic Qualifying tournament coming up in October. Austin Aztex forward Alfred Koroma Shams is one of those called up for that trip, along with former Aztex forward Khiry Shelton, now in MLS with New York City FC...."
"...MLS kicks off this Friday, with the defending champion LA Galaxy hosting the Chicago Fire (9pm, Univision). ESPN2 is showing one game of some local note: at 4pm Sunday, Orlando City hosts New York City FC, the first MLS game for the franchise that started in Austin...."
"...Largely unheralded FC Kansas City upset regular season champion Seattle Reign, 2-1, to win the National Women's Soccer League title on Sunday, on two goals by U.S. international Amy Rodriguez....."
"...The show allows him plenty of opportunities to improve his ball control. His teammates on the fictional Riot combine actors, former professional players from teams like the LA Galaxy and FC Dallas, plus trick players who add a fantasy element..."
"...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..."
"...Meanwhile, as we go to press, the Aztex are playing the NTX Rayados in the U.S. Open Cup second round; the winner gets a May 28 date with the NASL's San Antonio Scorpions, which would be a blast, and the winner of that one will likely play either Houston Dynamo or FC Dallas in June...."
"...The Houston Dutch Lions are an outpost of a whole Dutch development network, sister club to Dayton Dutch Lions and Dutch power FC Twente. The Aztex kick their ass, though: we beat them four times last year, winning 1-0, 2-1, 3-0, and 4-0..."
"...28). The proposal is extremely preliminary, asking the staff for a "feasibility" study to engage all stakeholders (including UT-Austin, the Austin Aztex FC, and neighborhood groups) and consider possible locations..."
"...Also back in camp is last year's team captain, Zack Pope, albeit in a new role: He'll be an assistant coach under new headman Manuel Buentello. Pope, 27, is a great guy who's been involved in local soccer in a lot of different capacities since graduating from high school in Round Rock, starting in college at Duke, and spending time in the Chicago Fire and FC Dallas systems...."
"...... The Aztex just announced the first four players on their 2014 roster: two returnees who were all-conference last year – standout goalkeeper Devin Cook and ironman midfielder Tony Rocha – plus former Oklahoma City FC players Adam Black and Danny Frid...."
"...The FBI complaint alleges that Ulbricht was prepared to use "violent acts" to run his operation. That includes, around March 29 of this year, that he "solicited a Silk Road user to execute a murder-for-hire of another Silk Road user." They claim that he solicited one user, screen name redandwhite, to murder another user, a Canadian nicknamed FriendlyChemist, after FC threatened to publish the names and addresses of 5,000 Silk Road users and 12 vendors that he had hacked from another drug dealer's site..."
"...The big local soccer news this week: The Austin Aztex will host the PDL Southern Conference Final Four, July 26-27 at House Park, against the Panama City Beach Pirates, Ocala Stampede, and either Laredo Heat or Oklahoma City FC. The semifinals will be Friday, July 26 (matchups and times TBA, but the Aztex will play the second game, at 7:30pm); the conference championship game is Saturday, at or around 7:30pm..."
"...This Saturday, with the full roster finally in place, the Aztex face a top-of-the-table matchup, hosting first-place Oklahoma City FC to end their five-game homestand. OKC lost to the Aztex 2-1 at home in the season opener, but since then have won three straight and lead the Aztex (3-0) in goal differential..."
"...Austin Aztex alum Kekuta Manneh got a chance this weekend to show what he could do in the big leagues, and it was an eye-opener. The 18-year-old striker came on as a second-half sub for the Vancouver Whitecaps and promptly scored a goal and an assist, as the Whitecaps came from behind to tie league-leading FC Dallas, 2-2..."
"...Liverpool FC Supporters of Austin present a meet & greet with Ian St. John, Liverpool legend, on Sunday, March 24, 7-10pm, at Cuatro's (1004 W..."