Austin FC Updates
- Verde Listos ad campaign launched featuring local Austinites from many walks of life: Shakey Graves, Eliana Gutierrez, Chris Rogers, Kathie Sever, Evan Voyles, and Yoshi Okai
- First seats installed in the stadium this week and the grass is scheduled to start going in as soon as next week.
- Via tweet from Anthony Precourt, grackles have already moved into the stadium. The rest of us will join them in a few months.
- Academy program on a tear, recent results v Houston Rise: U15 5–0, U14 3–3, U13 4–0
- Unlikely any new signings in this transfer window. Looking like post-season will be when we see the rest of the roster filling in.
Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events
- October 30 is the last Texas Longhorns Soccer home match. Come out and join us in the “Best socially distanced facility in the country” according to head coach Ange Kelly. UT vs Baylor. 7pm.
- Early voting is going on. Check out http://austinsoccervotes.org/.
- Check out the “Keep Austin Verde” shirts at the grackle emporium. Proceeds go to benefit the Austin Parks Foundation.
- We’re ramping up the organizational team for match day. If you’d like to help out, drop us a note or check out the volunteer link in the latest newsletter.
- The Austin Soccer Foundation is hosting a Footgolf tournament on November 8th.
Major League Soccer
- Supporters Shield Foundation announced they would not be awarding the Shield in 2020. After backlash, looks like they may be rethinking that decision.
- Brendan Aaronson off to RB Salzburg. Philly’s 1st Academy player transferred abroad and 1st outgoing European transfer
World Soccer Updates
- Merseyside Derby recap and thoughts
- Champions League group stage discussion and analysis.
Interview with Adrian Healey
- Part one of our interview with Adrian Healey: His background, thoughts on MLS league growth, favorite players and moments.
- Our next episode will feature part 2 and will cover his journey to Austin and how to pronounce things the Texas way.
- Our Spanish-language podcast has its own stream. Go to ElHimnoDeAustin.org or search “El Himno de Austin” on your favorite podcast app.
- 2020 Membership Kits are almost gone! Grab a Keep Austin Verde shirt benefiting the Austin Parks Foundation while you’re shopping the Grackle Emporium.
- 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 music at the top of the show was the theme from Ted Lasso by Marcus Mumford and Tom Howe. It’s available on Apple Music.
- The outro this week is by Austin Apologue.
- The Austin Anthem podcast is recorded here in Austin, Texas. This episode was hosted by Matt Barbour, Conor Heffernan, and Mark Turner.
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