Countdown to 2021: Austin FC news for January 2021

We bring you this month’s Austin FC happenings including important news, wild speculation, and the hottest links on the Interwebs.

January 2021

Q2 Stadium ribbon-cutting
Credit: Emely Alvarado

Austin FC ribbon-cutting reveals new stadium sponsor…introducing Q2 Stadium. The local fintech company will have its name featured prominently on the roof, exterior, and on-field LED screens. In addition to an awesome chance to be inside the stadium, we did hear Austin FC president Andy Loughnane drop some club updates. The good news: stadium construction is 90% complete. The bad news: the club won’t play at home until June. Catch up on all the stadium haps in our blog thread about it.

Austin FC “Legends” secondary jersey out in the wild. If you know the history of adidas-made MLS second jerseys, the simplistic white design won’t surprise you. We’re just worried about the taco grease that inevitably drips on our jersey, but maybe that just adds more flavor to this Austin kit. Read more about the unique jersey design elements of the very first Away kit.

Forward Kekuta Manneh brings his talents to the Verde via free agency. After seven years on four different MLS clubs, 26-year old Manneh returns to Austin, the city where it all began for him in the U.S. — arriving as a boy from The Gambia. Check out his soccer ties to the ATX and get our opinion about what he brings to the club in this epic homecoming.

The 2021 MLS SuperDraft had its share of twists and turns thanks to Austin FC. When the smoke cleared, the Verde selected two midfielders, two defenders, and a goalkeeper to bolster the depth chart. Check out this SuperDraft infographic we made recapping all of Austin FC’s draft picks, including the #1 overall pick midfielder Daniel Pereira – Virginia Tech.

Coming Up

Four predictions to get you fired up for Austin FC in 2021. Last season had many club FIRSTS, but there are still several major announcements that we expect to happen in early 2021 before the players ever step foot on the pitch.


Newest OneTaco location on 620 displays a glorious Verde altar.

Just in from Paraguay, Austin FC’s DP Cecilio Dominguez feasted his eyes on the new stadium.

We certainly see the similarities lol.

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