Stadium News, Expansion Draft Conspiracies, Roster Speculation, And More: October 20, 2020 Capital City Soccer Show

 

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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Joe Lowery on Austin FC's Evolution Since 2021, Vancouver Preview, and more Moontower Soccer: An Austin FC Podcast

This week,  Landon and Jeremiah are joined by Joe Lowery (Total Soccer Show, Backheeled) to discuss how Austin FC has improved over the last two years, and laugh about some of the predictions made when he was on in March of 2021. Other topics and questions include:- Owen Wolff and Micah Burton get game time with the national team- Vancouver Whitecaps Preview- Austin's tactical evolution since 2021- The differences between Wolff and Berhalter- How to avoid the "Horseshoe of Sadness"- Free Ticket Giveaway brought to you by Sage Wilson Property GroupYou can find more detailed show notes at The Striker Texas. Remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show at moontowersoccer.com or via your favorite podcasting app.This episode is brought to you by FVF LawSupport the show

Academy Updates

The Austin FC Academy continued its strong season with 2 wins and a tie on October 12 versus Houston RISE and a U-15 victory on October 19 versus the RGV Toros.

Roster Speculation

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.