Welcome Diego Fagundez (and a Mystery Player), CBA Talk, MLS 101 and More: January 6, 2021 Capital City Soccer Show


Show notes for the January 6, 2021 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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Austin FC Rumor Roundup, Free Agency Preview, an interview with Alex Franco, and more! Moontower Soccer: An Austin FC Podcast

This week, Jeremiah and Mike delve into all the juicy rumors, speculation, and gossip that Landon would never allow us to indulge in, also review the real news of the past week, and interview Alex Franco, host of Booker, Alex & Audrey in the morning on Mix 94.7 and an emerging Austin FC fan. (@AlexDFranco on instagram)Some of the rumors we dive into include:- Is Jhohan Romaña coming back to Austin?- Is Alex Ring starting the season with us? Finishing it? (Finnish-ing?)- Is MLS getting a 4th DP next year?- Is Austin's next jersey going to have a collar?The news we dig into:- Superdraft changes- US National Team Coming to San Antonio!- Jeremiah's dislike of Jell-O, and Mike's weird wet food thingThe idle speculation we engage in:- Who are the Free Agents Austin should be looking at to fill some of their roster holes?The instagram photos Alex mentioned in our interview:- https://www.instagram.com/p/CwohMeRtXeW/- https://www.instagram.com/p/CdXMfTZNzE7/As always, rate/review/subscribe, smash that like button, check out the Patreon, and subscribe to Phil's Substack at https://verdeallday.substack.com!Support the show

Diego Fagundez Signs

Today, Austin FC announced the signing of Diego Fagundez, who had previously spent his entire career with DC United. Fagundez has extensive league experience despite being only 25. We discuss his game as well as how he might fit into the current roster. Players also began arriving in Austin, while the club announced that Brady Scott was called up to the USMNT U-23 team in January camp.

Joe Corona Signs (with Houston)

On the last show, we discussed Houston’s selection of Joe Corona in the MLS Reentry draft. Corona officially signed with Houston this week. We talked about whether this signing shows ambition or a lack of ambition from Austin FC.

Down Goes Guarani

Guarani wrapped up the Clausura portion of their season with a loss in the league final. All three Austin FC signees (and potentially a fourth?) played in the match. With the season over, they should safely make their way to Austin soon.

MLS Declares Force Majeure – What Does That Mean?

On December 28, Major League Soccer informed the players’ association that it would be declaring force majeure and invalidating the current collective bargaining agreement. Today, the league provided its first offer to the players. We talk about how the players may respond and what it means for Austin FC starting on time.

MLS 101

In a new segment, we cover a few questions we had about the league, including conference alignment, new MLS stadiums and how CONCACAF Champions League works. We also encourage you to check out Total Soccer Show’s episode on allocation money while Landon convinces Jeremiah that it’s something we need to cover on the show. If you have suggestions for other topics, send Landon or Jeremiah a note on Twitter.

On the Next Two Episodes

Landon & Jeremiah will be back next week with more player and club news. Next week, we’ll interview Alexi Lalas to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Austin FC franchise launch, which is on January 15. The following week, we’ll interview Travis Clark as a preview for the MLS SuperDraft to be held on January 21.

In the meantime, check out the offseason timeline and the 2020 Year in Review at CapitalCitySoccer.Com.

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