Austin SG Drama(?), MLS is Back, Phil West visits, and more: July 14, 2020 Capital City Soccer Show

 

Show notes for the July 14, 2020 episode of the Capital City Soccer Show, your independent source for news, analysis and interviews about Austin FC, hosted by Landon Cotham and Jeremiah Bentley. Phil West, author of The United States of Soccer and I Believe That We Will Win stopped by to talk about MLS supporters group splits (both good and bad) along with the return of MLS match action.

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McKalla is Verde All Over, La Murga de Austin Brings the Ruckus, New Austin FC Partners, And More Capital City Soccer Show

In this episode, Landon and Jeremiah talk to Mateo Clarke and Rigo Rodriguez Lira from La Murga de Austin, the heartbeat of Austin FC. stopped by to talk about the work that the band has been doing for the last 18 months, as well as what they have planned for 2021. The topics we cover include:- Grass and seats have been installed at McKalla!- Austin FC announces sleeve sponsor- Redes and Dominguez's contributions in Libertadores- Supporters' Shield drama- Interested in getting involved with La Murga? Contact them via Instagram or Twitter. Learn the songs here!You can find detailed show notes and more of the links we mention here.We want to hear from you! Please fill out this brief survey to help us make the Capital City Soccer Show the best it can be. Thanks for listening and for taking the time to complete it.Remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show via your favorite podcasting app

MLS is Back Tournament

The MLS is Back Tournament kicked off last week. In true MLS style, the Toronto vs DC United match was postponed on the second day after both Dallas and Nashville had to pull out due to Coronavirus concerns.

Austin FC Supporters Section Tickets on Sale

Austin FC season memberships for supporters went on sale on July 8. Demand was strong, but, as Andy Loughnane told Chris Bils, the process to sell out the section will take a few weeks.

The Supporters Groups of Austin FC

It wouldn’t be American soccer without a split in supporters groups. Phil talked to Landon and Jeremiah about the good and bad of it all, along with some advice for Austin Anthem, Los Verdes and others about how to work together successfully to create a positive game day experience for all Austin FC fans. For people wanting to learn more about supporters groups, Capital City Soccer has a handy guide to the SGs of Austin FC.

BONUS CONTENT – Austin FC Assistant Davy Arnaud

After the initial recording, but before publishing, Austin FC announced the hiring of assistant coach Davy Arnaud. Arnaud is a Texas native with a long history of MLS experience and a former teammate of head coach Josh Wolff.

MLS & Black Lives Matter

Led by the Black Players for Change, MLS players raised fists in support of Black Lives Matter for 8 minutes and 46 second prior to the first match of the tournament. Thierry Henry followed suit by kneeling for the same amount of time during the first match for his club.

 

MLS is Back Tournament

The MLS is Back Tournament kicked off last week. In true MLS style, the Toronto vs DC United match was postponed on the second day after both Dallas and Nashville had to pull out due to Coronavirus concerns.

Austin FC Supporters Section Tickets on Sale

Austin FC season memberships for supporters went on sale on July 8. Demand was strong, but, as Andy Loughnane told Chris Bils, the process to sell out the section will take a few weeks.

The Supporters Groups of Austin FC

It wouldn’t be American soccer without a split in supporters groups. Phil talked to Landon and Jeremiah about the good and bad of it all, along with some advice for Austin Anthem, Los Verdes and others about how to work together successfully to create a positive game day experience for all Austin FC fans. For people wanting to learn more about supporters groups, Capital City Soccer has a handy guide to the SGs of Austin FC.

BONUS CONTENT – Austin FC Assistant Davy Arnaud

After the initial recording, but before publishing, Austin FC announced the hiring of assistant coach Davy Arnaud. Arnaud is a Texas native with a long history of MLS experience and a former teammate of head coach Josh Wolff.

MLS & Black Lives Matter

Led by the Black Players for Change, MLS players raised fists in support of Black Lives Matter for 8 minutes and 46 second prior to the first match of the tournament. Thierry Henry followed suit by kneeling for the same amount of time during the first match for his club.

 

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