Podcast: VAR Giveth, VAR Taketh

Robert Avery
Jun 2 · 2 min read

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

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This week Jorge, Robert and Matt talk about the Seattle draw, VAR being our friend finally, a week off, a huge accomplishment for a US player and some more predictions. Music by Riverboat Gamblers.

Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events

Austin FC Updates

  • One Point in Seattle — Recap
  • Summer Transfer Window
  • Look Ahead to SKC June 12th (Sat, 2pm KO)

World Soccer Updates

  • Chelsea win CL. Pulisic first American to hoist the trophy.
  • USMNT loss v Switzerland


  • Recap of Anthem Host Prediction Table — Conor 15 Pts, Matt 13 Pts, Robert 12 Pts, Mark 7 Pts
  • Honduras v USA
  • Chicago Red Stars v NC Courage
  • Forward Madison v Union Omaha


  • Austin Anthem is a Supporters Group for Austin FC. Catch-up with us online or on social media and become a member at AustinAnthem.org.
  • Anthem merchandise is available on our online store. Free shipping on fantastic grackle gear for the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation.
  • Today we close out the pod with a song from an Austin punk band called Riverboat Gamblers. Originating from Denton, Texas, they have been active since the late 90s and have been widely acclaimed, they have produced six studio albums, and were even featured on a Madden NFL Football video game soundtrack. For more information, check them out at gamblersforeverforevergamblers.com, on Twitter @thegamblers, or other music outlets. The song is their new single called “No Voices in the Sky”, which is a cover of the original Motorhead tune, and it has already been highly praised by the actual band Motorhead! We hope you enjoy it.
  • 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.
  • Your hosts this week were Robert Avery @rlavery161, Matt Barbour @matt_barbour, and Jorge Chavez @jorge831

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