Show notes for the September 8 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.
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MLS 101: Explaining GAM, TAM, And Other Roster Rules – Moontower Soccer: An Austin FC Podcast
Cecilio Dominguez to Guarani
Cecilio Dominguez and Rodney Redes will get a jump start on developing chemistry together. Austin FC announced the loan of Dominguez to Paraguayan Club Guarani for the remainder of 2020. Austin fans will have the opportunity to get a peek at both players during Copa Libertadores, which starts in mid-September.
McKalla Stadium is Sold Out
The club also announced that season memberships are sold out. This means that approximately 75% of the seats at McKalla will be occupied by season ticket holders. The other 25% will be held back for single game sales. Austin FC also announced the initial benefits for members on the season ticket wait list.
Dell Loy Hansen Out at Real Salt Lake
In response to the shooting of Jacob Blake, MLS players joined professional athletes in other leagues in a general strike. RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen responded by saying that he felt disrespected by the protest. Major League Soccer stepped in shortly thereafter to encourage Hansen to divest himself of ownership of RSL, along with the NWSL and USL franchises that he owns. Sam Stejskal covers the topic extensively in the Athletic. Extra Time also interviewed several players for a response.
Interview: Meredith Miklasz
Meredith is the co-founder of The Plastics SG. The group was formed to “create space for supporters of all MLS/NWSL/USL teams who are women, trans, nonbinary, and/or identify as queer. Through organization and activism, we aim to counter inequality and foster inclusivity within MLS/NWSL/USL supporters culture.” Landon and Jeremiah interviewed Meredith about the goals of the group, along with her own personal story as a soccer fan. Meredith also discussed Austin FC supporters group Los Verdes, which is the first official affiliate for The Plastics.
On the Next Episode
Landon & Jeremiah plan to discuss potential Mexican National Team players for Austin FC on the next episode.