We saw a meteoric rise in readers of the Capital City Soccer blog this year thanks to incredible interest in Austin FC’s inaugural season. As 2021 comes to a close, here is a roundup of the top five most viewed posts that appeared on our site this year.
Remember that time long ago when everyone was waiting for the big reveal of general seat season ticket prices? This was our story that kicked it all off, where we detailed the general ticket sections and pricing breakdown—even getting into what the seats looked like. An exciting time for Verde fans about to make their inaugural season ticket purchases. Read more
During the player signing process, fans had no idea what Austin FC players were being paid because the club did not disclose contract terms. But thanks to Major League Soccer Players Association (MLSPA), all salaries were revealed in April 2021. We found out that Cecilio Dominguez was the highest paid player on the team ($1.53M), Alex Ring was second ($1.0M), and Brad Stuver was way down at 17th on the list ($150K). Read more
Early in the season, Verde fans outside the Supporters section may have settled for just mumbling the songs and chants at Austin FC home matches because they didn’t quite know the lyrics. So, we published La Murga de Austin‘s full list of songs and chants to get everyone on the same page. Read more
When you couldn’t catch a game in person, this was your guide to watching Austin FC games in 2021. We covered all the info you needed about regional broadcasts on The CW Austin, KBVO, or KXAN, as well as live-streaming (Austin FC app) and radio (ALT 97.5FM) options. As a new MLS team, Austin FC also had a whopping 13 matches broadcasted nationally. Read more
Finally, we went down the rabbit hole of Austin FC merchandise. This post went all-in on where to find Austin FC gear in the ATX and online and what kind of merch was available. We also covered big launches in 2021 like the Howler x Austin FC collaboration and the opening of the second Verde Store on Congress. Read more