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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

The Verde Report: Slumping Austin FC Searches for Answers in Front of Goal
Slumping Austin FC Searches for Answers in Front of Goal
The Verde and Black have scored just one goal in the last four games

Eric Goodman, April 20, 2023

The Verde Report: LAFC Hammering Highlights Big Weakness for Austin FC
LAFC Hammering Highlights Big Weakness for Austin FC
Does Austin FC have a DP problem?

Eric Goodman, April 13, 2023

“VerDos” Brings the Energy at Fraction of the Price
“VerDos” Brings the Energy at Fraction of the Price
It’s well worth a trip to see Austin FC II in action

Eric Goodman, April 6, 2023

The Verde Report: Predictable Austin FC Isn’t Just Playing Badly. It’s Playing Boring.
Predictable Austin FC Isn’t Just Playing Badly. It’s Playing Boring.
Is it time to hit the panic button?

Eric Goodman, March 30, 2023

The Verde Report: Austin FC’s Attacking Blueprint Hits Early Season Snag
Austin FC’s Attacking Blueprint Hits Early Season Snag
On paper, Austin FC’s attack is perfectly balanced. So how come it’s only delivered one goal all season?

Eric Goodman, March 23, 2023

The Verde Report: Austin FC in Scramble Mode After Julio Cascante Injury
Austin FC in Scramble Mode After Julio Cascante Injury
Josh Wolff has a major problem on his hands

Eric Goodman, March 2, 2023

The Weight of Expectations: Austin FC 2023 Season Preview
The Weight of Expectations: Austin FC 2023 Season Preview
A team that looks great on paper prepares to step on the pitch

Eric Goodman, Feb. 23, 2023

The Verde Report: All Eyes on Josh Wolff as Austin FC Preseason Gets Underway
All Eyes on Josh Wolff as Austin FC Preseason Gets Underway
In taking on interim sporting director duties, head coach joins an exclusive club

Eric Goodman, Feb. 9, 2023

The Verde Report: Referee Ismail Elfath on a World Cup Final for the Ages
Referee Ismail Elfath on a World Cup Final for the Ages
In part two of our chat, the Austinite discusses his time on soccer’s biggest stage

Eric Goodman, Feb. 3, 2023

The Verde Report: World Cup Referee Ismail Elfath on His Viral Handshake and More
World Cup Referee Ismail Elfath on His Viral Handshake and More
A Q&A about the experience of a lifetime

Eric Goodman, Jan. 26, 2023

The Verde Report: New Faces Arrive as Austin FC Looks to Build on 2022 Magic
New Faces Arrive as Austin FC Looks to Build on 2022 Magic
Core roster remains, bolstered by new recruits Gyasi Zardes, Leo Väisänen, Matt Bersano

Eric Goodman, Jan. 19, 2023

The Verde Report: Claudio Reyna’s Future With Austin FC Uncertain After Ugly USMNT Scandal
Claudio Reyna’s Future With Austin FC Uncertain After Ugly USMNT Scandal
Let’s hold our noses and review the madness

Eric Goodman, Jan. 12, 2023

Top 10 Moments of Austin FC’s 2022 Season
Top 10 Moments of Austin FC’s 2022 Season
The highs from Verde's sophomore season

Eric Goodman, Dec. 15, 2022

The Verde Report: Austin FC Gave the City a Season To Be Proud of in 2022
Austin FC Gave the City a Season To Be Proud of in 2022
The club managed to exceed every reasonable expectation for how its sophomore season would go

Eric Goodman, Nov. 3, 2022

The Verde Report: “The Show Goes On” as Austin FC Continues Magical Run to West Final
“The Show Goes On” as Austin FC Continues Magical Run to West Final
The Verde and Black are two wins away from the MLS Cup

Eric Goodman, Oct. 27, 2022

The Verde Report: MVP or Not, Sebastián Driussi Is Something Better for Austin FC
MVP or Not, Sebastián Driussi Is Something Better for Austin FC
Wolff: “When it’s crunch time, the guy delivers”

Eric Goodman, Oct. 20, 2022

The Verde Report: Austin FC’s Playoff Debut Is a Moment Five Years in the Making
Austin FC’s Playoff Debut Is a Moment Five Years in the Making
The Verde and Black take on Real Salt Lake Sunday afternoon at Q2 Stadium

Eric Goodman, Oct. 13, 2022

The Verde Report: Credit Where It’s Due
Credit Where It’s Due
Playoff-bound Austin FC put together the season it needed in 2022

Eric Goodman, Oct. 6, 2022

The Verde Report: U.S. National Team Limping Toward Qatar World Cup
U.S. National Team Limping Toward Qatar World Cup

Eric Goodman, Sept. 29, 2022

The Verde Report: What You Need to Know About the MLS Cup Playoffs in Austin
What You Need to Know About the MLS Cup Playoffs in Austin
When and how to watch Austin FC in their first-ever playoff match

Eric Goodman, Sept. 22, 2022

The Verde Report: It’s Back to Basics for Reeling Austin FC
It’s Back to Basics for Reeling Austin FC
Assessing three consecutive losses punctuated by a 3-0 egg-laying in Seattle

Eric Goodman, Sept. 15, 2022

The Verde Report: After Back-to-Back Losses, Austin FC Must Regroup for Stretch Run
After Back-to-Back Losses, Austin FC Must Regroup for Stretch Run
Wolff: “The focus has to be recaptured”

Eric Goodman, Sept. 8, 2022

The Verde Report: Fagúndez to Felipe: How Austin FC Is Getting the Best Out of Its MLS Journeymen
Fagúndez to Felipe: How Austin FC Is Getting the Best Out of Its MLS Journeymen
Seasoned vets are all having seasons to remember

Eric Goodman, Sept. 1, 2022

The Verde Report: Austin FC Introduces Emiliano Rigoni as LAFC Clash Looms
Austin FC Introduces Emiliano Rigoni as LAFC Clash Looms
Western Conference rivals make the most of the midseason transfer window

Eric Goodman, Aug. 25, 2022

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