News: USMNT and Austin

Discussion in 'Austin Aztex' started by -ATX-, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. -ATX-

    -ATX- Member

    Mar 24, 2009
    Austin
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I didn't see an Austin thread so let me know if this should be posted at another location.

    I caught the story at the BS home page that the possible venues for the US World Cup bids that Austin and DKR are a possible host site. http://www.ussoccer.com/articles/viewArticle.jsp_13762562.html
    I know its probably unlikely but that would be great.

    Anyone from Austin going to be in Chicago for the USMNT v Honduras match on June 6th? That would be a fun weekend. trip.http://www.ussoccer.com/articles/viewArticle.jsp_13762562.html
     
  2. AustinFC

    AustinFC New Member

    Sep 20, 2008
    Austin
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    If I'm able to see a World Cup match at DKR, then I could die.
    Of course DKR would look like this by then, and it will probably be the largest capacity stadium in North America @ 115,000!
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    UT should F#cking persue the Sh!t out of this opportunity. I mean, can you imagine how big it would be for UT, Austin, and our Aztex.
    If it's going to be the largest stadium in North America, then it should be were the final is played. Or at least semi-final.

    I'm trying not to get excited about this because the odds of it happening are very little.
     
  3. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Like, zero.

    ...unless some of those bottom rows of seats on the sides can be removed to allow a FIFA/WC-width pitch. And they'd be willing to replace the FieldTurf they're about to put down with real grass.

    Of course, any US World Cup is still 9-13 years away, so anything could happen by then, I suppose.

    But, considering how stingy UT is with letting any non-UT event sully their soccer/track stadium, I think the odds are pretty close to zero that they'd let any soccer players set cleat one on their hallowed football shrine.
     
  4. AustinFC

    AustinFC New Member

    Sep 20, 2008
    Austin
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Thank you for bursting my bubble. Better sooner than later before I become obsessed with this for the next 10 years.

    But this is the World Cup we are talking about. Probably the biggest event on the planet. The isn't the same thing as Mexican league friendlies at Myers. And if the money could match the prestige of the tournament, UT just might try to work something out for a change. If they were to let anyone use their stadium, it would either be for this or the Superbowl.

    But realistically, I agree with you. Knowing how anal UT is and how much pride they have about longhorn football, they would probably spit any offer from Fifa.
     
  5. Rangerus

    Rangerus Member

    Jan 6, 2009
    Falls City TX
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I also read somewhere that WC bids required chair back seating. DKR is 90% bleacher/terrace seating. Between the turf and the chair backs, I don't see UT making a serious run at this.
     
  6. -ATX-

    -ATX- Member

    Mar 24, 2009
    Austin
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For this reason they will have to consider and debate being a host site. It is more than just UT, they will have pressure from the community leaders because it will bring more tourism dollars than any event Austin has seen. It is discussed in this article in the Statesman. http://www.ussoccer.com/articles/viewArticle.jsp_13762562.html

    Having said all of that, it is a long shot. I do think has Austin has a chance, since DKR is on the list.
     
  7. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think you actually meant to link to this article.
     
  8. -ATX-

    -ATX- Member

    Mar 24, 2009
    Austin
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Yes, thank you VC
     
  9. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You're welcome. And, I guess it does say something that the newspaper found it worth writing an article about. And it's nice that we happened to have a USL team in town, and that they were aware enough of it to contact Phil to get his take.
     
  10. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  11. mgrayscale

    mgrayscale Member

    Mar 10, 2008
    Buda, TX
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Disappointing, but not surprising. From what we know of Austin's general attitude towards soccer, and UT's specific attitude towards allowing non-UT use of DKR, this was a long shot at the best. However, we do have 13 years to change minds (I'm assuming 2018 will go to the UK).
     
  12. -ATX-

    -ATX- Member

    Mar 24, 2009
    Austin
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When the US gets selected, lets hope that Texas gets a site. It was unlikely for Austin to host considering the hurdles of getting a proper pitch on DKR.

    When I sat back and thought about it, I figured that Dallas or Houston would make bids to top Austin's effort. Especially considering that the university probably has no interest.

    I would have love the WC here but a few hour drive is still well worth it.
     
  13. HouseHead78

    HouseHead78 Member+

    Oct 17, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You can bet your last dollar that Jerry World will get games, and Reliant would be likely to as well. Both great stadiums in big, easily accessible cities, with roofs to protect the fans from the summer heat.
     
  14. AustinFC

    AustinFC New Member

    Sep 20, 2008
    Austin
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Hopesully this will be considered a national classic by 2022 and we will all be singing it for our USMNT.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1cSngpUiow"]YouTube - America ******** Yeah We Stand As One[/ame]
     
  15. kingqueso

    kingqueso Member

    Jul 8, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ohh, that song makes me warm and fuzzy all over.

    I can see me chanting that at the next national team game.

    America
    F*ck Yeah!
    Coming to score some M.F. goals!

    repeat x 3

    Aztexs
    F*ck Yeah!
    Coming to score some M.F. goals!
     
  16. Rangerus

    Rangerus Member

    Jan 6, 2009
    Falls City TX
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "It's like people did not listen to it and it was so upsetting. I'm not Metallica. It's not Slipknot or Marilyn Manson. It's not even, like, Nickelback. It's nowhere near rock. The only thing I got was [when people said] 'Never Again' and 'Hole' [were rock]. Other than that, there were dance songs like 'Judas' and 'Yeah,' which is almost like Sly and the Family Stone. And then there was 'How I Feel,' which is probably the most pop song I've ever written. That's why I was like, 'What is happening?' That's like finding out how things can spin out of control and it's nothing like it actually seems."---Kelly Clarkson
     
  17. HinchaAztex

    HinchaAztex Member

    Apr 26, 2009
    Austin
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Vamos TRICOLOR! LA Seleccion Mexicana de Futbol RULES! (Friendly Banter, don't need death threats)

    Si tengo amigos aqui que son Hinchas de la playera mas bonita del mundo, La Verde, entonces mandem una email a serg.tristan@gmail.com para poder juntarnos en el futuro.

    Sergio
     
  18. kingqueso

    kingqueso Member

    Jul 8, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     

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