Podcast 58: Mangled Pronunciations and Our 2020 Season Finale

Austin Anthem
Dec 31, 2020 · 3 min read

Show notes from the Austin Anthem Podcast, your number one source for Austin FC, Austin Soccer Supporter, and Austin Community news.

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Podcast Notes: Episode 58. December 31, 2020.

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A very punchy 2020 wrap-up: Matt, Mark, and Conor recap the latest in Austin FC signings, land a well-timed Beyonce joke, engage in some pronunciation butchering of places and clubs around the world, and reveal some light stalking of Messi during discussion of his coming to MLS — someday. Musical guest this episode: The Bright Light Social Hour.

Austin Anthem Updates

Austin FC Updates

  • Alex Ring
  • Hector Jimenez
  • Jhohan Romaña
  • Andrew Tarbell
  • Brad Stuver
  • We’re up to 15 total, so we could technically play a match
  • The Joe Corona kerfuffle

Major League Soccer Updates

NWSL / Women’s Soccer Updates

World Soccer Updates

  • Copa Libertadores — Semifinals: Santos (Brazil) vs. Boca Juniors (Argentina) / Palmeiras (Brazil) vs. River Plate (Argentina)
  • Recap of Tables
  • Who’s the team of calendar year 2020? Men’s Player of 2020? Women’s Player of 2020?
  • Make your picks segment — Big games coming up


  • Anthem merchandise is available on our online store. Free shipping of fantastic gear for in the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation.
  • We close out our episode today from one of Austin’s most iconic bands: The Bright Light Social Hour. This group is quintessentially Austin: honest, provocative, political, soulful, and they just flat-out rock! They have proven to be one of the most popular acts on the major festival circuit, winning over fans from ACL to Lollapalooza and beyond. They have recently released a very personal duo of albums, Jude Vol. 1 and Jude Vol. 2. The song we are playing is called “Enough”; for more information visit thebrightlightsocialhour.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 podcast@austinanthem.org. We’d love to showcase more Austin music and musicians to Austin soccer fans.
  • This episode was hosted by Matt Barbour, Conor Heffernan, and Mark Turner.
  • Remember to leave us a review and subscribe to the show. It helps other Austin soccer fans find what you’ve already listened to.

Thanks for supporting Austin Anthem in 2020 and here’s to 2021 and the on-field debut of Austin FC!

Wear a mask. Stay safe. Happy New Year!

Austin Anthem is the independent supporters group for Austin FC, the Major League Soccer club of Austin, Texas.

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