"...1) Is Austin finally a Major League city? It's ever so close now. With a McKalla Place stadium contract in hand, we're waiting only for PSV's divorce from Columbus, Ohio, to be finalized before Major League Soccer officially announces Austin FC as the 27th MLS franchise, starting play in 2021..."
"...The group that put the anti-CodeNEXT Proposition J on the November ballot has a new target: the unsigned deal between Precourt Sports Ventures and the city to bring the Columbus Crew SC to Austin, where the team would become the Austin FC. The political action committee IndyAustin has officially kicked off its petition drive to give voters a say on the deal approved by Council in August, along with any future "sale, lease, conveyance, mortgage, or alienation of city-owned land" for the use of a sports or entertainment stadium..."
"...Other historically successful and thus more widely known teams have Austin supporters' club roots almost as far back – the Arsenal club, Austin Gooners (a Cockney-fication of "Gunners," Arsenal's nickname), began in 2006; Austin Reds (Manchester United) in 2007; Liverpool FC Supporters Club of Austin in 2008 (although they didn't become "official" until 2013)...."
"...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..."
"...Austin Aztex USL-1 2009 Schedule Home Games in Bold Sat., April 18, 7:30pm – Minnesota Thunder Tue., April 21, 7:30pm – Vancouver Whitecaps Sat., April 25, 7:30pm – Cleveland City Stars *Fri., May 8, 7pm – Puerto Rico Islanders Sun., May 17 at Montreal Impact Sun., May 24, 6pm – Carolina Railhawks Fri., May 29, 7:30pm – Puerto Rico Islanders *Fri., June 5, 7pm – Charleston Battery Sun., June 7, 6pm – Charleston Battery *Fri., June 12 at Puerto Rico Islanders Sun., June 14 at Miami FC Fri., June 19, 7:30pm – Carolina Railhawks Sun., June 21, 6pm – Rochester Rhinos Sat., June 27 at Cleveland City Stars *Fri., July 3 at Cleveland City Stars Sun., July 5 at Rochester Rhinos Sat., July 11, 7:30pm – Portland Timbers Sat., July 18 at Minnesota Thunder Sat., July 25, 7:30pm – Montreal Impact Thu., July 30 at Charleston Battery Sat., Aug. 1 at Carolina Railhawks Sat., Aug..."
"...(R.I.P. CodeNEXT.) Indeed, at the recent Austin FC/Major League Soccer celebration, Adler introduced incoming CM Natasha Harper-Madison as "cavalry" that "voters just sent us" (to ....."
"...Austin FC, the city's future Major League Soccer club, has launched an introductory line of licensed merchandise – shirts, caps, and hoodies featuring their award-winning design – now available online at AustinFC.Fanatics.com... And/or, for more immediate satisfaction, Austin's other pro soccer team, Austin Bold FC, will start play in the United Soccer League next March with an attractive roster blending local talent, young prospects, and accomplished veterans..."
"...Hit the Pitch: The details of how Austin will get its Major League Soccer team are still unclear, but Austin FC hopes that won't stop you from stocking up on merch. "Grow the legend" with shirts, hoodies, and hats available in a variety of styles and sizes on the team's newly opened Fanatics shop..."
"...As you've no doubt heard, it looks like Austin FC will start play in 2021 as an MLS expansion team, with the Crew staying in Columbus under new ownership; see "MLS in Austin: Someday, Someway," for more reaction and details... Austin's more immediate pro team, Austin Bold FC, just announced that they'll hold their first open tryouts for the 2019 season Fri.-Sat., Nov..."
"...Austin FC – er, excuse me, I guess they're still called Columbus Crew FC for now – advanced to the MLS Eastern Conference finals, where they'll host regular season champs Toronto Nov. 21 at their old park in Columbus..."
"...With a 2-1 win over the Tulsa Roughnecks, San Antonio FC earned a second home USL playoff game; they host the OKC Energy at 7:30pm, Sat., Oct. 28....."
"...The team will play in the same league as the late lamented Austin Aztex, and is spearheaded by COTA Chairman Bobby Epstein, a minority owner in the Aztex who recently assumed majority ownership, but it won't keep the name. None has yet been decided, but FC Austin is the front-runner and placeholder: That's the name pasted on the artist's rendering that accompanies the announcement on www.uslsoccer.com...."
"...It's a good thing they did, too, because second-place Oklahoma City FC kept pace, beating the Laredo Heat 3-2 with their own late rally. That leaves OKC three points back of Austin in the PDL Mid South, despite having played two more games..."
"...Andres Cuero (Westlake High) spent 2011 and 2012 with them, after a stint with the original Aztex U-23s. If the Aztex win tonight, they'll head to Oregon for a round-of-16 game against the MLS Portland Timbers, Wednesday, May 27 at historic Jeld-Wen Field. Last year, in the same round, the Timbers lost to the USASA upstart Cal FC, 1-0 in extra time, in front of 5,489 fans..."
"...USL Conference Austin Aztex Puerto Rico Islanders Portland Timbers Minnesota (not Thunder, but a new organization) Rochester Rhinos Tampa Bay Rowdies* NASL Conference Vancouver Whitecaps Montreal Impact Carolina Railhawks Miami FC AC St. Louis* Crystal Palace Baltimore** *expansion **up from USL-2 The Aztex's press release: USL and NASL Reach Agreement to Ensure 2010 Professional Soccer Season League Will Consist of 12 Teams AUSTIN, Tex..."
"...It was the third straight home game that the Aztex have given up a deciding goal within the last two minutes... The team made a major roster move Wednesday, signing former FC Dallas defender Michael Dello-Russo for the rest of this season and the next two as well..."
"...Soccer does seem to be a way of life here. Barcelona FC flags and scarfs can be seen on street corners and waving in the air the day of a game..."
"...Champions League Results Oct. 21-23 CONCACAF Group A Cruz Azul (Mexico) 2-0 DC United Marathón (Honduras) pp Saprissa (Costa Rica) Group B San Francisco (Pan.) 2-3 Luis Angel Firpo (El Salvador) Houston Dynamo 1-3 Pumas UNAM (Mexico) Group C Montreal Impact 1-1 Olimpia (Honduras) Joe Public (Trinidad) 0-2 Atlante (Mexico) Group D Puerto Rico Islanders Municipal (Guatemala) Santos Laguna (Mex.) 3-0 Tauro FC (Panama) EUROPE Group A Chelsea 1 - 0 Roma Bordeaux CFR 1 - 0 Cluj-Napoca Group B Panathinaikos 2 - 2 Werder Bremen Inter Milan 1 - 0 Anorthosis Famagust Group C FC Basel 0 - 5 Barcelona Shakhtar Donetsk 0 - 1 Sporting Lisbon Group D Atlético Madrid 1 - 1 Liverpool PSV Eindhoven 2 - 0 Marseille Group E Villarreal 6 - 3 AaB Aalborg Manchester United 3 - 0 Celtic Group F Steaua Bucuresti 3 - 5 Lyon Bayern Münich 3 - 0 Fiorentina Group G Porto 0 - 1 Dynamo Kiev Fenerbahce 2 - 5 Arsenal Group H Juventus 2 - 1 Real Madrid Zenit St Petersburg 2 - 2 BATE Borisov..."
"...The MLS suffered a pair of embarrassing home-field upsets in the CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday, as Chivas USA was eliminated by Panama's Tauro FC, and Trinidad's Joe Public FC trounced the New England Revolution, 4-0. That leaves automatic qualifiers Houston Dynamo and DC United in the group stage, plus the Puerto Rico Islanders and Montreal Impact of the United Soccer League...."
"...Both MLS teams dropped the opening leg of their CONCACAF Champions' League preliminary series Tuesday night. New England lost to Joe Public FC, 2-1, in Port of Spain, Trinidad; Chivas USA lost to Tauro FC, 2-0, in Panama City..."