Austin FC 2021 Officially Announced as #27

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  1. NashSC

    NashSC Member+

    Nashville SC
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  2. Mateofelipe

    Mateofelipe Member+

    Mar 10, 2001
    Spokane, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As a native of Southeast Georgia and a Jaguars fan, to the extent I give a shite about pointy ball, I like those metrics. Jacksonville is the nation's largest city.
     
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  3. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
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    Yes, but “Austin is a . . . metropolitan city," per Don Garber in the league's press release. As distinct from all those non-metropolitan cities.
     
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  4. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As distinct from leagues that have commissioners who are not babbling idiots.
     
  5. Peter Bonetti

    Peter Bonetti Member+

    Jan 1, 2005
    1970 WC Quarterfinal
    The Austin Bold will be playing this year in a soccer specific stadium in USL. It will be interesting to see if the two clubs affiliate - if for no other reason than for survival. It would decrease operating costs for the Bold as they would be given a steady supply of players that they wouldn’t have to pay, act as an inexpensive player development tool for FC as they wouldn’t have to run an entire USL franchise and make survival in a crowded market easier for everyone. The only problem is that owners of sports teams very often don’t do the obvious, easiest thing.

    It is possible for both teams to survive if they work together, but somehow I question whether that will happen.
     
  6. LancelotduAustin

    LancelotduAustin New Member

    Chicago Fire
    Italy
    Jan 15, 2019
    Austin Bold may be in some trouble. While Austin FC will have prime real estate in an growing and swanky north side neighborhood, Austin Bold is at the race track which is barely in Austin. Far, far east.
     
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  7. PTFC in KCMO

    PTFC in KCMO Member+

    Aug 12, 2012
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    I hope these clowns never win a ********ing game.
     
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  8. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    There will be no cooperation between the Bold and FC Austin. The Bold's owner is one of the sponsors of the petition for an ordinance that would make it harder for Austin government to give stuff to entertainment venues.
     
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  9. hipityhop

    hipityhop Member

    New Mexico United
    United States
    Jan 10, 1999
    Mission TX
    Club:
    SønderjyskE
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Except every time they play Portland.
     
  10. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
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    United States
    100% chance that Precourt sells at least the majority of his stake in this venture before they kick off. No way can he finance the stadium and operations.
     
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  11. Peter Bonetti

    Peter Bonetti Member+

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    1970 WC Quarterfinal
    Wow! That wasn’t thought through!
     
  12. Autogolazo

    Autogolazo BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 19, 2000
    Bombay Beach, CA
    Let’s see what Precourt can do with his tradition of bare bones player spending and no Berhalter this time.
     
  13. rocketeer22

    rocketeer22 Member+

    Apr 11, 2000
    Oakton,VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The names are confusing enough: "Austin Bold FC" and "Austin FC". I suppose "Bold" will be the commonly used name for the USL team.
     
  14. PTFC in KCMO

    PTFC in KCMO Member+

    Aug 12, 2012
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Austin FC

    Austin FC
     
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  15. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
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    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any word on who the local investors might be?

    https://www.statesman.com/sports/20...y-announced-as-27th-mls-club-with-local-roots

    The team will be majority owned by Anthony Precourt, but the California-based investor acknowledged during an exclusive interview with the American-Statesman on Tuesday morning that he plans to announce local investors soon. Precourt was one of the presenters at Rustic Tap on Sixth Street, along with Garber and Mayor Steve Adler.

    “We will shortly be announcing that we’ll be welcoming in local Austin partners into our ownership group,” Precourt said. “I’ve had very productive conversations over the last year, and we have very strong interest in a great lineup of local Austinites that will be part of this going forward.”

    Indeed, Garber has hammered home in recent years that local ownership is a key for franchise success. Precourt said that he has already bought a home downtown and plans to be heavily involved in day-to-day operations.

    “If not for those plans, we probably wouldn’t be here today,” Garber told the Statesman. “The final ownership structure will be one that would satisfy our real strong desire and preference to have our clubs have local roots.”

     
  16. C-Rob

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  17. PJohnson

    PJohnson Member+

    DC United
    Dec 16, 2004
    South Dakota
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    DC United
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    United States
    Yup! The first step to his complete removal from the MLS Investor group is to add local ownership. Who then ultimately buy him out...
     
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  18. PTFC in KCMO

    PTFC in KCMO Member+

    Aug 12, 2012
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    At least these assholes could have come up with something involving “I am groot” in their fake ass chants.

    That’s very low hanging fruit.
     
  19. SierraSpartan

    SierraSpartan Member+

    Jan 25, 2007
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  20. Justin O

    Justin O Member+

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  21. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

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  22. SierraSpartan

    SierraSpartan Member+

    Jan 25, 2007
    Placer County, CA
    Club:
    Sacramento Republic FC
    Can't wait to see hundreds of passionate fans packed into Dell Diamond to sing that one.
     
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  23. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any team who willingly chooses the nickname "Bold" not only deserves to be driven out of business, but also should be taken outside and shot. What's the matter, you couldn't get around the trademark use for Mutiny, Burn, Wiz or that other team they didn't try to steal from Cow-lumbus, the Xoggzzz?

    But as bad as that may be, they are still my favorite Austin-based soccer team. I hope Precourt winds up so broke he's living in a van down by the river, except this river is dry and he couldn't afford to be by a real river.
     
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  24. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Any team that willingly chooses the nickname FC (or umpteenth United) deserves an even more gruesome demise. :)
     
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  25. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    El Tree. Broccoli FC. Austin Astroturf.

    Whatever you want to call the Rosemary's Baby Garber, Precourt, and Greeley have delivered into MLS at the expense of much worthier fan bases and cities (San Antonio, Sacramento, etc).

    Still hoping it all unravels due to the stadium being built on a toxic waste dump. Fitting.
     
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