History of the Austin FC
Austin FC is a professional soccer club based in Austin, Texas. The team was founded in 2018 and began playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2021 as the league’s 27th team. They are also part of the Western Conference. Since then, Austin FC has quickly established itself as a major player in MLS. This is all thanks to their passionate fans, talented players, and finally their innovative approach to soccer.
Concept and Planning
The idea for a professional soccer team in Austin had been around for many years. Yet, it wasn’t until 2018 that the dream eventually became a reality. In that year, the city of Austin was awarded an MLS expansion franchise. Next, the Austin FC was born.
The team’s ownership group is also led by local entrepreneur Anthony Precourt. In the beginning, the group immediately began working on plans to build a world-class soccer stadium and group of players. Finally, they reached out to the Austin community to build support and enthusiasm for the new team.
Building a Championship Team
In preparation for its inaugural season in 2021, Austin FC made several key signings. These signings included Paraguayan forward Cecilio Dominguez and Argentine midfielder Tomas Pochettino. Finally, the team also hired Josh Wolff, a former MLS player, as its head coach.
Despite being a new team, Austin FC quickly established itself as a competitive force in MLS. This was all thanks in part to the team’s strong defense and the support of its fans. In their first home game at the brand-new Q2 Stadium, Austin FC defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0. This win marked a major milestone in the team’s history.
As Austin FC looks ahead to the future, there is no doubt that the team will continue to be a major player in MLS. They are also a huge source of pride for the city of Austin. With a talented roster of players and coaches, a world-class stadium, and a passionate fanbase, Austin FC is well-positioned.
Whether you’re a lifelong soccer fan or a newcomer to the sport, Austin FC is a team worth watching.
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