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The Verde Report: As Wins Rack Up, Emiliano Rigoni Is Becoming Austin FC’s Forgotten Man
As Wins Rack Up, Emiliano Rigoni Is Becoming Austin FC’s Forgotten Man
The club’s second-highest-paid player has struggled to contribute

Eric Goodman, April 11, 2024

The Verde Report: Wolff In or Wolff Out? The Answer: It’s Complicated
Wolff In or Wolff Out? The Answer: It’s Complicated
Austin FC gets its first win of the 2024 season, but the pitchforks are still out for Austin FC’s head coach

Eric Goodman, April 4, 2024

The Verde Report: Austin FC Needs Copa Tejas Now More Than Ever
Austin FC Needs Copa Tejas Now More Than Ever
It’s been six months without a win. Can ATXFC reverse their luck against FC Dallas?

Eric Goodman, March 28, 2024

The Verde Report: Relax, Austin FC’s First Month Isn’t as Bad as It Looks
Relax, Austin FC’s First Month Isn’t as Bad as It Looks
“It’s not like we’re behind the curve. We’re right there.”

Eric Goodman, March 21, 2024

The Verde Report: James Ruth Is Bringing Austin FC’s Blueprint to the NFL
James Ruth Is Bringing Austin FC’s Blueprint to the NFL
Club’s first head of marketing talks about building a brand

Eric Goodman, March 13, 2024

The Verde Report: Scoring Goals the Focus as Austin FC Returns Home
Scoring Goals the Focus as Austin FC Returns Home
El Tree looks for redemption in Saturday’s face-off with St. Louis City

Eric Goodman, March 7, 2024

The Verde Report: (Over)reacting to Austin FC’s Lackluster Season Opener
(Over)reacting to Austin FC’s Lackluster Season Opener
... and what to look for in Seattle on Saturday

Eric Goodman, Feb. 29, 2024

The Verde Report: The Biggest Questions Surrounding Austin FC’s 2024 Season
The Biggest Questions Surrounding Austin FC’s 2024 Season
First up: Can El Tree get off to a winning start?

Eric Goodman, Feb. 22, 2024

The Verde Report: Top 10 Reasons for Austin FC Optimism in 2024
Top 10 Reasons for Austin FC Optimism in 2024
In a league as fickle as MLS, a club’s fortunes are never more than one offseason away from pulling a full 180

Eric Goodman, Dec. 14, 2023

The Verde Report: Even in a Down Year for Austin FC, the City Showed Up
Even in a Down Year for Austin FC, the City Showed Up
A dud season, but Austin’s soccer community is special

Eric Goodman, Nov. 2, 2023

The Verde Report: What’s Next for Austin FC as the Page Turns to 2024
What’s Next for Austin FC as the Page Turns to 2024
Rebuilding begins after disappointing season

Eric Goodman, Oct. 26, 2023

The Verde Report: What (and Who) to Blame for Austin FC’s Rough Year
What (and Who) to Blame for Austin FC’s Rough Year
Let’s point some fingers, shall we?

Eric Goodman, Oct. 19, 2023

The Verde Report: How Austin FC Ended Up on the Brink of a Lost Season
How Austin FC Ended Up on the Brink of a Lost Season
The next match is a must-win

Eric Goodman, Sept. 28, 2023

The Verde Report: Austin FC Should Worry Less About What It Deserves
Austin FC Should Worry Less About What It Deserves
Time is running out to make the playoffs

Eric Goodman, Sept. 7, 2023

The Verde Report: Austin FC in Danger of Stalling Out in Final Stretch of Season
Austin FC in Danger of Stalling Out in Final Stretch of Season
Head coach Josh Wolff: “We’ve lost momentum”

Eric Goodman, Aug. 31, 2023

The Verde Report: Season Reaches Pivotal Moment After Six-Goal Disaster
Season Reaches Pivotal Moment After Six-Goal Disaster
Can Copa Tejas turn this thing around?

Eric Goodman, Aug. 24, 2023

The Verde Report: Rodolfo Borrell Delivers Sobering Assessment of Austin FC's Future
Rodolfo Borrell Delivers Sobering Assessment of Austin FC's Future
Sporting director braces fans for a roster remodel

Eric Goodman, Aug. 10, 2023

The Verde Report: Leagues Cup Loss Latest in Disturbing Trend for Austin FC
Leagues Cup Loss Latest in Disturbing Trend for Austin FC
Josh Wolff’s club just can’t seem to figure out how to juggle multiple competitions in the same season

Eric Goodman, July 27, 2023

The Verde Report: Mexican Teams (and Messi?) Await Austin FC in First-Ever Leagues Cup
Mexican Teams (and Messi?) Await Austin FC in First-Ever Leagues Cup
MLS and Liga MX embark on a four-week-long tournament starting Friday

Eric Goodman, July 20, 2023

The Verde Report: New Sporting Director Rodolfo Borrell Sets His Goals for Austin FC Success
New Sporting Director Rodolfo Borrell Sets His Goals for Austin FC Success
Rodo gets down to business

Eric Goodman, July 13, 2023

The Verde Report: Rodolfo Borrell Joins Austin FC as New Sporting Director
Rodolfo Borrell Joins Austin FC as New Sporting Director
Club swings for the fences – and hits – with international hire

Eric Goodman, July 6, 2023

The Verde Report: Has Austin FC Officially Righted the Ship?
Has Austin FC Officially Righted the Ship?
Plus: Jon Gallagher tapped for All-Star team

Eric Goodman, June 29, 2023

The Verde Report: Is It Time for Austin FC to Become a Selling Club?
Is It Time for Austin FC to Become a Selling Club?
Promising young midfielders Dani Pereira and Owen Wolff drawing interest from abroad

Eric Goodman, June 22, 2023

The Verde Report: MLS Must Make Major Changes to Be Worthy of Lionel Messi
MLS Must Make Major Changes to Be Worthy of Lionel Messi
Time for the league to pull the training wheels off once and for all

Eric Goodman, June 15, 2023

The Verde Report: Jon Gallagher Builds an All-Star Case
Jon Gallagher Builds an All-Star Case
The Austin FC defender is close to fulfilling a career goal he set back at Notre Dame

Eric Goodman, June 8, 2023

The Verde Report: In Addition to Opponents, Austin FC Is Battling Bad Injury Luck
In Addition to Opponents, Austin FC Is Battling Bad Injury Luck
After a charmed sophomore season, El Tree has been cursed with one groin injury after another

Eric Goodman, June 1, 2023

The Verde Report: Gyasi Zardes Is Focused on Goals, Not Your Opinion
Gyasi Zardes Is Focused on Goals, Not Your Opinion
Austin’s newest striker is coming off match-winning goals in back-to-back games

Eric Goodman, May 25, 2023

The Verde Report: Austin FC’s Payroll Is Up, Even Though Wins Are Down
Austin FC’s Payroll Is Up, Even Though Wins Are Down
Inflated contracts, questionable investments, and underachieving veterans add up to one of the league’s largest payrolls

Eric Goodman, May 18, 2023

The Verde Report: Rodney Redes Is 2023’s Biggest Silver Lining So Far
Rodney Redes Is 2023’s Biggest Silver Lining So Far
The team’s longest-tenured player rewards Austin FC’s patience with the “Redes-sance”

Eric Goodman, May 4, 2023

The Verde Report: Austin FC Needs Better From Captain Sebastián Driussi
Austin FC Needs Better From Captain Sebastián Driussi
Accountability matters

Eric Goodman, April 27, 2023

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