Show notes for the October 20, 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.
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MLS 101: Explaining GAM, TAM, And Other Roster Rules – Moontower Soccer: An Austin FC Podcast
The MLS secondary transfer window is open through October 29. Landon and Jeremiah talked about the possibility of Austin FC adding anyone during this window. They also discussed the upcoming MLS expansion draft, including a article full of speculation out of Philadelphia.
Supporters Shield Drama
The Supporters Shield Foundation, a subsidiary of the Independent Supporters Council, recently announced that it would not be awarding the supporters shield in 2020. This award traditionally goes to the MLS club with the best regular-season record. The decision was swiftly met with negative reaction from both coaches and players. Recent updates indicate that the group may be reconsidering its decision.
Retail Store Design Released
Austin FC recently announced that there will be a year-round retail store available in the stadium at McKalla Place. The two-story shop will be accessible from the previously-announced Beer Hall on game days for your drinking and shopping pleasure.
St. David’s Performance Center Pitches
The grass at the stadium is going in very soon and it has already gone in at the St. David’s Performance Center on the first two training pitches. If you’re interested in a deep dive into everything related to Austin FC & grass, check out our recent podcast interview with head groundskeeper Weston Appelfeller.
New Austin FC Ads/Videos Released
The marketing team at Austin FC has been very busy lately with several projects of note. The second video in the “Cheers to the Legend” series was released, highlighting Lustre Pearl. Two new advertising concepts have also come out. The first features the drum as the heartbeat of McKalla Stadium and includes several Austin FC supporters. The second, called “Verde Listos” highlights various Austin artists, musicians and icons showing their support for the club.
On the Next Episode
Landon & Jeremiah will be back next week the latest in Austin FC news and updates. We’ll also be interviewing Mateo Clarke from La Murga de Austin to talk about the game day songs and rituals being created now for launch in 2021. Until then, check out CapCitySoccer’s article on potential mascots for Austin FC.