Building the Austin FC Roster, International Player Rumors, MLS Playoffs, And More: December 1, 2020 Capital City Soccer Show

 

Show notes for the December 1, 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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Minnesota United Review, Jhohan's Improvement, San Jose and Houston Tactical Previews, and more Moontower Soccer: An Austin FC Podcast

Jeremiah is out of town so Landon the birthday boy is joined by Chris Welhausen to recap the Minnesota United game. Other topics include:-Did Austin actually perform well?-Romaña showing signs of improvement-Cecilio's off night not good enough-Driussi and Diego quietly good-"Ref, you suck!"-Update on Kervin Arriaga rumor-Academy and Owen Wolff update-San Jose and Houston Previews (55:28)-What will rotation look like this week?-MoreYou 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 LawUse offer code GOAL to save 10% at teardroppepperco.com

Guarani Falls

Club Guarani fell to Gremio in the opening leg of the round of 16 in Copa Libertadores. They now face an uphill battle to advance with the second leg being on the road.

MLS Playoffs Continue

An exciting MLS playoff tournament continued with New England winning their third straight match while Nashville’s run ended in a loss to Columbus.

International Player Rumors

.Landon and Jeremiah dissect some rumored international players who may be candidates for MLS, and possibly Austin FC. They range from Aron Johnannsson to Mesut Ozil to a pair of Mexican national team players closer to home – Paul Aguilar and Miguel Layun, who we previously discussed during our interview with Tom Marshall. Layun was also featured in a Los Verdes blog post by Sergio Tristan about Mexican national team players who could be a good fit for Austin.

MLS Offseason Calendar

The MLS offseason calendar is out. In addition to the expansion draft, Austin FC will have several opportunities to add players. We talk through a few potential scenarios and what fans might expect from each step along the way.

Austin FC Salary Budget

In response to a question from a fan, Landon covers how much Austin will have to spend on players along with some of the quirks related to DPs and other player designations.

On the Next Episode

Landon & Jeremiah will be back next week with the latest in Austin FC news and updates along with discussion of the community work being done by Austin Soccer Foundation and Soccer Assist. In the meantime, check out Troy Bryant’s overview of Austin FC’s assistant coaches on CapitalCitySoccer.com.

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