Austin Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events
- Members should check out the latest newsletter and social media for link to our 2021 member survey and feedback. Also, if you’re looking to get involved behind the scenes at Austin Anthem, there’s a volunteer form available as well.
- Save the date: On Friday, November 20th, we’re planning on having a socially-distanced event with a music, chant, and activity social. Check out the newsletter and social media for updates and more information.
- Also coming very soon, the Austin Anthem 2021 Membership Kits will be available. There’s some of the best and most unique gear we’ve ever put into the membership kit. We went big to help celebrate the inaugural season of Austin FC.
- Also new for 2021, is the Austin Anthem leadership board is expanding from 5 to 10 members. Paid memberships include voting on member representatives.
- People like coffee and grackles, so we’ve got another cool deal with Austin FC Little City Coffee. Get a four pack of their Nitro Cold Brew and an Anthem cooler for $29.99 — delivered to your Austin address next-day.
Major League Soccer Updates
- Increasing rumors that the 2021 MLS season start will be delayed until at least April
- USL Championship cancelled, championship won’t be awarded
- Austin Bold will not fold, will instead persist “just for fun” according to majority owner Bobby Epstein.
- The Philly Union won the Supporters Shield.
- MLS Playoffs set. Matchups for Round 1
NWSL / Women’s Soccer Updates
- Run-down of the International Women’s League Tables
World Soccer Updates
- Copa Libertadores Round of 16 ties set
- Europa League
- Champions League Update
- League Round-up
Austin FC Updates
- Kit tease on social. Speculation on the jersey design.
- Media got to tour the stadium this week: Stadium is 75% complete, Canopy is 90% complete, Seats are 50% installed.
- Youth Academy Latest results: Versus San Antonio FC @ U15 1–1, U14 1–0 win, U13 2–1 win
- MOU with Classics Elite Academy in San Antonio, enabling AFC to get visibility of young talent in SA more readily
- Prop A passed. Trains to McKalla y’all!
- Designated Player Speculation
- Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. Check out AustinAnthem.org to learn more, become a member, and connect and chat with other grackles.
- Anthem merchandise is available on our online store. Free shipping and cool gear for in the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation.
- Our featured band of the week is one that is truly one of the most successful in Austin’s history. Not many Austin-based bands can claim to have a platinum album, a top 5 Billboard hit, and Grammy nominations, but one that can is Austin’s own: Fastball. They achieved worldwide success with their epic song “The Way” in 1998, and remain active in our community with live performances and new material. We close out our podcast today with the song “White Collar” off of Fastball’s latest album “The Help Machine.” “White Collar” has a highly entertaining video that you can find on YouTube, and you can find more information about Fastball at https://www.fastballtheband.com.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to showcase more Austin music and musicians to Austin soccer fans.
- This episode was co-hosted by Matt Barbour, Conor Heffernan, and Mark Turner.
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