The Verde boys are back!
Austin FC has seven weeks of preseason to prepare for the club’s 2023 MLS season—set to kick off against St. Louis CITY SC on Feb. 25.
Players reported to St. David’s Performance Center on Friday, Jan. 6 for physicals. The team’s first full day of training will be held on Monday, Jan. 9.
This will the first camp for new Austin FC players Gyasi Zardes, Matt Bersano, Sofiane Djeffal, and Alfonso Ocampo-Chávez. (There’s no timetable for Leo Vaisanen‘s arrival as the club is still waiting for his P-1 Visa and ITC.)
Like last year, Austin FC will play in at least four preseason matches. None of the matches are scheduled at Q2 Stadium this year, but there’s still availability in the calendar to add a fifth game the week of Feb. 13.
2023 Austin FC Preseason Games
|Saturday, Jan. 21||Philadelphia Union||IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL)|
|Friday, Jan. 27||FC Cincinnati||Walter C. Campbell Park (Clearwater, FL)|
|Saturday, Feb. 4||El Paso Locomotive FC||St. David’s Performance Center (Austin, TX)|
|Saturday, Feb. 11||Louisville City FC||St. David’s Performance Center (Austin, TX)|
|Wednesday, Feb. 15||Sacramento Republic FC*||Q2 Stadium (Austin, TX)|
|Saturday, Feb. 18||InterMiami CF*||DRV PNK Stadium (Fort Lauderdale, FL)|
Feb. 3 Update: Austin FC announced the addition of two matches to its 2023. Austin FC will host USL Championship side Sacramento Republic FC at Q2 Stadium on Feb. 15 and travel to Florida to face Inter Miami CF at DRV PNK Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 18. At this time the match at Q2 Stadium will be closed to the public.
After a week of training at St. David’s PC, ATX will travel to Florida from Jan. 16-27, facing two opponents—Philadelphia Union and FC Cincinnati. Training will resume in Austin, where the club will host USL sides El Paso Locomotive and Louisville City.
Sorry Verde fans, preseason matches in Austin will be closed to the public—unless you can find a good vantage point. 😉
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