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The Verde Report: Austin FC’s Owen Wolff Turns Heads on Both Sides of the Pond
Austin FC’s Owen Wolff Turns Heads on Both Sides of the Pond
Make way for Austin’s first family of soccer

Eric Goodman, June 30, 2022

The Verde Report – Next Chapter for Austin FC’s Brand: Less Soccer, More Austin
The Verde Report – Next Chapter for Austin FC’s Brand: Less Soccer, More Austin
With a new collaboration with local skate shop No-Comply, ATXFC looks to expand its fanbase

Eric Goodman, June 23, 2022

The Verde Report: Referee’s Path to World Cup Began in Austin
Referee’s Path to World Cup Began in Austin
“Every referee’s dream is to reach the World Cup”

Eric Goodman, June 16, 2022

The Verde Report: Austin Next in Line for U.S. Soccer’s Attendance Controversy
Austin Next in Line for U.S. Soccer’s Attendance Controversy
How much is too much for a ticket to Q2 Stadium?

Eric Goodman, June 9, 2022

The Verde Report: After May Struggles, Austin FC Remains Confident
After May Struggles, Austin FC Remains Confident
FIFA international break gives club a chance to catch its breath

Eric Goodman, June 2, 2022

The Verde Report: Opening the Books on Austin FC’s Salary Figures
Opening the Books on Austin FC’s Salary Figures
A closer look at who’s bringing the best and worst value to the club

Eric Goodman, May 26, 2022

The Verde Report: Austin FC Commits to Coach Josh Wolff With Three-Year Deal
Austin FC Commits to Coach Josh Wolff With Three-Year Deal
It was a good week for the younger Wolff too

Eric Goodman, May 19, 2022

The Verde Report: Austin FC, Fans Split on What to Do With Cecilio Domínguez
Austin FC, Fans Split on What to Do With Cecilio Domínguez
MLS investigation clears star player of misconduct, but questions linger

Eric Goodman, May 12, 2022

The Verde Report: Josh Wolff Lets His Guard Down
Josh Wolff Lets His Guard Down
Austin FC's leadership is hitting all the right notes

Eric Goodman, May 5, 2022

The Verde Report: Austin FC Leads Texas' Soccer Renaissance
Austin FC Leads Texas' Soccer Renaissance
Austin FC, FC Dallas, and the Houston Dynamo’s seasonlong tussle for Copa Tejas begins

Eric Goodman, April 28, 2022

The Verde Report: In Gut-Check Time, True Colors Shine Through
In Gut-Check Time, True Colors Shine Through
What’s the secret sauce in this turnaround squad?

Eric Goodman, April 21, 2022

Cecilio Domínguez's Mysterious Suspension Overshadows Winning Austin FC Form
Cecilio Domínguez's Mysterious Suspension Overshadows Winning Austin FC Form
MLS has launched an investigation into “possible off-field misconduct”

Eric Goodman, April 14, 2022

The Verde Report: Grading Coach Wolff After Season 2’s First Five Matches
Grading Coach Wolff After Season 2’s First Five Matches
Two wins, two draws, and one loss to start the season

Eric Goodman, April 7, 2022

The Verde Report: Qualification for 2022 World Cup Just the Beginning for U.S. Men’s National Team
Qualification for 2022 World Cup Just the Beginning for U.S. Men’s National Team
The future looks bright as USMNT heads to Qatar

Eric Goodman, March 31, 2022

The Verde Report: Austin FC Showing More Fight (Literally) in Club’s Second Season
Austin FC Showing More Fight (Literally) in Club’s Second Season
Coach Wolff: “This group has more spine to it.”

Eric Goodman, March 24, 2022

The Verde Report: Austin FC Makes SXSW Rounds Ahead of Marquee Match Against Seattle Sounders
Austin FC Makes SXSW Rounds Ahead of Marquee Match Against Seattle Sounders
On The Call Up podcast, Claudio Reyna cheers ATXFC fanbase

Eric Goodman, March 17, 2022

The Verde Report: Austin FC’s xVERDE Competes in eMLS Cup at SXSW
Austin FC’s xVERDE Competes in eMLS Cup at SXSW
John Bitsoe Garcia enters esports arena as the 11th seed

Eric Goodman, March 10, 2022

The Verde Report: That’s Some Start to the Season
That’s Some Start to the Season
Making sense of Austin FC’s 5-0 rout of FC Cincinnati

Eric Goodman, March 3, 2022

The Verde Report: Austin FC Has a New Jersey and It’s an Own Goal of Ugliness
Austin FC Has a New Jersey and It’s an Own Goal of Ugliness
Austin FC has committed to looking like a bushel of Granny Smith apples for close to half a season

Eric Goodman, Feb. 17, 2022

The Verde Report: Austin FC Sizes Up Champions of Mexico as Veteran Felipe Joins the Squad
Austin FC Sizes Up Champions of Mexico as Veteran Felipe Joins the Squad
The Verde and the Black gear up for a preseason friendly against Atlas FC

Eric Goodman, Feb. 10, 2022

The Verde Report: Austin FC Players With the Most on the Line in 2022
Austin FC Players With the Most on the Line in 2022
Here are the members of El Tree feeling the pressure to perform in 2022

Eric Goodman, Feb. 3, 2022

The Verde Report: Sizing Up Austin FC’s Roster After Offseason Makeover
Sizing Up Austin FC’s Roster After Offseason Makeover
Retooled and refreshed, ATXFC is carrying plenty of confidence into a crucial second season

Eric Goodman, Jan. 27, 2022

The Verde Report: Austin FC Is the Wake-Up Call Its Texas Rivals Needed
Austin FC Is the Wake-Up Call Its Texas Rivals Needed
FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo open their checkbooks to sweeten their rosters

Eric Goodman, Jan. 20, 2022

The Verde Report: Austin FC Scores Top Defender in MLS SuperDraft
Austin FC Scores Top Defender in MLS SuperDraft
Kipp Keller signing signals good news for a squad desperate for depth at center back

Eric Goodman, Jan. 13, 2022

The Verde Report: Austin FC Splurges on Veteran Goalscorer Maxi Urruti
Austin FC Splurges on Veteran Goalscorer Maxi Urruti
The Verde has now made two signings on the attacking end of the field

Eric Goodman, Dec. 30, 2021

The Verde Report: Austin FC Signs Veteran Winger Ethan Finlay
Austin FC Signs Veteran Winger Ethan Finlay
Columbus Crew alum explains why the decision to join ATXFC was an easy one

Eric Goodman, Dec. 22, 2021

The Verde Report: Top 10 Defining Moments of Austin FC’s Season
Top 10 Defining Moments of Austin FC’s Season
The highs and lows of the squad's Q2 debut

Eric Goodman, Dec. 16, 2021

The Verde Report: Upcoming Expansion Draft Conjures Bad Memories for Austin FC
Upcoming Expansion Draft Conjures Bad Memories for Austin FC
Charlotte FC takes the "new kid" mantle in the MLS

Eric Goodman, Dec. 9, 2021

The Verde Report: Austin FC Trims the Fat
Austin FC Trims the Fat
Meanwhile the Mexican National Team sizes up Q2 Stadium

Eric Goodman, Dec. 2, 2021

The Verde Report: The Cautionary Tale
The Cautionary Tale
Austin FC looks to learn lessons from FC Cincinnati's first few seasons

Eric Goodman, Nov. 24, 2021

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