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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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
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.