Podcast #51: Texas Soccer Coach Ange Kelly and Wild International Soccer Predictions
Show notes from the Austin Anthem Podcast, the longest-running soccer podcast in Central Texas and your number one source for Austin FC, Austin Soccer Supporter, and Austin Community news.
Austin FC Updates
- Guarani qualifies for the Copa Libertadores round of 16. Rodney Redes is tied as the 6th top scorer in the competition
- Michelob Ultra as domestic beer partner announced. There will still be local beer. Calm down.
Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events
- Two year anniversary of switching from “MLS in Austin” to “Austin Anthem”
- We continue to work in our committees and with the club on match day planning. We’re also growing the organizational team and will have a bunch of updates coming around leadership roles and 2021 memberships coming soon. Join us.
- If you don’t already have a membership kit or want an extra 2020 pin and flag, there’s only a few left!
- New “Keep Austin Verde” shirt in the store. $5 of each shirt purchase goes to benefit the Austin Parks Foundation.
- Friday, October 8th is the last day to get in cards as part of the St David’s HealthCare HeroCare program. Make or send a thank you card to us for front-line healthcare workers and we’ll deliver them.
Major League Soccer / USL
- Gonzalo Higuain to Inter Miami. Is this a good deal?
- USL: San Diego Loyal stopped play and forfeited their match against Phoenix Rising. One of the Phoenix players is said to have used a homophobic slur against an openly-gay Loyal player.
- USL: Austin Bold had their final match of the season this week, then promptly put all their merchandise at 40% off.
World Soccer Updates
- Tobin Heath and Christen Press jerseys outsold any of Manchester United’s men’s players for the first three days after their signing.
- Extensive predictions for the upcoming international season. Will this segment age well?
- We talk to Texas Longhorns Soccer Coach Ange Kelly on playing and recruiting during a pandemic, match day at Myers, Austin FC, if Austin is ready for NWSL, and more.
Run with Texas
See what all the talk is about at one of the remaining 2020 home matches. Free Admission. You may also still be able to snag an exclusive Texas Soccer / Austin Anthem scarf for $35.
Remaining 2020 Home Schedule
- 10/9 at 5pm vs Kansas State
- 10/30 at 7pm vs Baylor
- Our Spanish-language podcast has its own stream. Go to ElHimnoDeAustin.org or search “El Himno de Austin” on your favorite podcast app.
- Membership Kits and merch are on sale at the online store. Check out our new verde shirts and fall collection.
- Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. If you’re not already a member, sign-up online at AustinAnthem.org. You can follow us on all the social networks at “AustinAnthem”
- Austin FC supporters can join the discussion in our Austin Anthem Grackle Nest Facebook group and the Austin FC reddit.
- The intro and outro this week is by Austin Apologue.
- Being the live music capital, if you’d like to send us music to use in the pod or know some musicians who might be interested, drop us an email at email@example.com. We’d love to showcase more music and musicians to Austin soccer fans.
- The Austin Anthem podcast is recorded here in Austin, Texas. This episode was hosted by Conor Heffernan, Matt Barbour, and Joey Held.
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