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The most informative and longest-running soccer podcast in Central Texas, hosted by members of Austin Anthem, the supporters group for Austin FC. Each episode, your hosts discuss the latest Austin FC, MLS, NWSL, and World Soccer news – as well as upcoming events and happenings in the Austin soccer supporter community.
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This week Mark, Robert and Matt recap Minnesota, Robert and Mark interview LWOS KC writer Daniel Sperry about the upcoming SKC match, Verde Beer and more predictions. Music by LowinAnthem Updates / Upcoming Events May 9th Sporting KC Watch Parties 6:30pm Haymaker and Whitestone Brewery Every Wednesday 6:30 at Circle Brewing - Anthem Supporters Night Copa Tejas Trophy Fundraiser Austin FC Updates Minnesota FC Recap Six points from 3 matches - Exceeding expectations so far? ESPN new power ranking - 13th while MLS rank us 9th Austin FC Schedule changes Feature / InterviewSporting KC Look Ahead with LWOS KC Managing Editor Daniel Sperry Predictions Recap of Anthem Host Prediction Table - Matt 5 Pts, Robert 4 Pts, Mark 3 Pts, Conor 2 Pts LA Galaxy v LAFC - El Trafico! Lens v Lille and West Ham v Everton Wrap-up Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. Catch-up with us online and become a member online at AustinAnthem.org and on social media. Anthem merchandise is available on our online store. Free shipping of fantastic grackle gear for in the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation. Today we close out the pod with Lowin (pronounced "Looo-Vin"), an Austin based band that has proudly represented the best of Austin's music scene at SXSW, and continues to reinvent their sound to the delight of critics and their fan base alike.  You can find out more about the band at www.lowinband.com and on the socials @lowinatx.  The song is called "Fool for Thinking” If you’d like to send us music to use in the pod or know some musicians who might be interested, drop us an email at podcast@austinanthem.org. We’d love to showcase more Austin music and musicians to Austin soccer fans. This episode was hosted by Robert Avery @rlavery161, Matt Barbour @matt_barbour and Mark Turner @LWOSMarkTurner. Remember to leave us a review and subscribe to the show. Send tips on how to make the show better to podcast@austinanthem.org Wear a mask. Get your shot(s). Be verde.
This week Robert, Matt and Jorge spend the show gushing over our first win, first goals and how amazing the trip to Denver was. We also interview Austin FC defender Aedan Stanley. Music by Magna CardaAnthem Updates / Upcoming Events May 1st at Celis Brewing for Minnesota Watch Party May 9th at Haymaker for Sporting KC Watch Party See All of our Watch Parties Huge Thank you to Centennial 38 for the hospitality in Denver Austin FC Updates WE GOT A WIN!!!!!! Game Recap Injuries and how they affect the team lineup Congrats Matt Besler on his newborn Emanuel Perez on Loan from Portland Feature / InterviewThis week Robert Avery had a chance to interview Austin FC’s Aedan Stanley Predictions Recap of Anthem Host Prediction Table — Robert and Matt tied with 4 Pts, Conor with 2 Pts, and Mark with 1 Pt MLS Match — LA Galaxy v. Seattle 2 Other Matches — Man United v. Liverpool and Werder Bremen v. RB Leipzig Wrap-up Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. Catch-up with us online and become a member online at AustinAnthem.org and on social media. Anthem merchandise is available on our online store. Free shipping of fantastic grackle gear for in the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation. Today we close out the pod with Magna Carda, an Austin-based hip-hop band that is wildly popular and we are thrilled to play. And an extra special tidbit: the artist Dougie Do from the band is a genuine Austin FC fan and is tuned in with the sport. NPR, KUTX, Mashable, Buzzfeed, and many more media outlets and critics have recognized the unique sound and talent of this band. Be on the lookout for a new album dropping in May. You can find out more about the band at www.magnacardaband.com and on the socials @magnacarda. This song title, which any Austin FC fan will love, is called “The Root” If you’d like to send us music to use in the pod or know some musicians who might be interested, drop us an email at podcast@austinanthem.org. We’d love to showcase more Austin music and musicians to Austin soccer fans. This episode was hosted by Robert Avery @rlavery161, Matt Barbour @matt_barbour and Jorge Chavez @Jorge831
Episode 68: Claire Partain from Austonia News guest co-hosts with Matt, Conor, and Mark to celebrate the first MLS match of Austin FC, look ahead to the match against the Colorado Rapids, and to rant on the short-lived Super League. Music by Calliope Musicals.Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events 4/24: Austin FC vs Colorado Rapids Adelbert's Brewery 2314 Rutland Dr - Kickoff at 8, fun starts at 6:30pm. $3 cans of Dale! and $2 nachos from The Hot Box Diner food truck! A matchday outdoor seating area with screens and audio for the match to compliment the indoor seating Away travel! Get tickets now for Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas City, or Nashville Austin FC Updates Lincoln Rose named lead radio broadcaster Austin FC versus LAFC Game Recap Travel to LA Atmosphere in/around the stadium Biggest watch party in Austin at Circle Brewing Oh yeah, the match! Austin FC versus Rapids Preview 0-0 v FCD in opener Starting XI projections or changes Players to watch Predictions Recap of Anthem Host Prediction Table: Robert: 3 Pts, Conor: 1 Pt, Matt and Mark: 0 Pts Prediction Picks this week... World Soccer UpdatesThe Super League - Recapping what's happened Wrap-up Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. Catch-up with us online and become a member online at AustinAnthem.org and on social media. Anthem merchandise is available on our online store. Free shipping of fantastic grackle gear for in the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation. Today we close out the pod with Calliope Musicals, a group NPR has labelled "a perennial favorite at SXSW," and they have just been named KUTX's April Artist of the Month.  Their sound goes beyond a normal description, so we'll just let you soak in their latest track called "Moonchaser."  You can find out more about the band and see some amazing visuals on Instagram @calliopemusicals. Thanks for listening! If you’d like to send us music to use in the pod or know some musicians who might be interested, drop us an email at podcast@austinanthem.org. We’d love to showcase more Austin music and musicians to Austin soccer fans. This episode was hosted by co-hosts: Matt Barbour @matt_barbour, Mark Turner @LWOSMarkTurner, Conor Heffernan @ConorJHeffernan, and special guest host from Austonia News, Claire Partain @partain_claire. Remember to leave us a review and subscribe to the show. Send tips on how to make the show better to podcast@austinanthem.org Wear a mask. Get your shots. Be Verde.
Matt, Conor, Robert and Mark take on the upcoming season, the upcoming Austin FC match, and introduce our new Host Prediction League. They also discuss this weekend's watch party and give a huge shout out to another Austin supporter group. Music by Mobley.Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events This Saturday’s Watch Party 11am - 11pm at Circle Brewing Co. Sponsored by Circle Brewing, Waterloo Sparkling Water, Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment (UOE), Huckleberry Hospitality, Little City Coffee Roasters and OneTaco Shout out to another Austin supporter group for supporting our Austin Anthem Ale launch last week Austin FC Updates Review of La Copita: FC Dallas & San Antonio matches LAFC v. AFC Preview - Starting XI Projections and Players to Watch Predictions Host Prediction League Season Introduction MLS Season Predictions MLS Match - Columbus v. Philly Other Matches - Napoli v. Inter and Chelsea v. Man City Wrap-up Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. Catch-up with us online and become a member online at AustinAnthem.org and on social media. Anthem merchandise is available on our online store. Free shipping of fantastic grackle gear for in the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation. Today we close out the pod with Mobley, an Austin-based artist who is a songwriter, producer, visual artist, filmmaker, and charismatic frontman with a reputation for kinetic live shows. He’s composed dozens of pieces for stage and television and has toured worldwide with a variety of major artists at some of the biggest music festivals in the world, including Lollapalooza and Austin's own ACL.  The song is titled "Mate" and is from his new album "Young & Dying in the Occident Supreme."  You can find out more on social channels by searching for @mobleywho or visit his website www.mobleywho.com. If you’d like to send us music to use in the pod or know some musicians who might be interested, drop us an email at podcast@austinanthem.org. We’d love to showcase more Austin music and musicians to Austin soccer fans. This episode was hosted by Robert Avery @rlavery161, Matt Barbour @matt_barbour, Mark Turner @LWOSMarkTurner and Conor Heffernan @ConorJHeffernan Remember to leave us a review and subscribe to the show. Send tips on how to make the show better to podcast@austinanthem.org
Our own Matt Barbour chats with Austin FC On Air Personality Michael Lahoud about his MLS career, how he became a broadcaster, Austin FC and various other things in this extra special bonus episode.
Every Dog Has its Day

Every Dog Has its Day

2021-04-0955:20

This week Mark, Robert, Matt and Conor tackle La Copita, a new Austin FC partnership that may have gone to the dogs and Mark’s love of many other MLS teams not named Austin FC. Music by Dossey.Austin FC Updates New Partnerships Austin Pets Alive and AFC Partnership - Honorary Mascot Auto Partnership with Lexus Schedule Released - What are your top AFC matches? La Copita Match against Houston Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events 4/17 Watch Party Update Partners - RSVP Here - Circle Brewing, Waterloo Sparkling Water, Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment (UOE), Huckleberry Hospitality, and Little City Coffee Roasters  Circle Brewing Austin Anthem Ale released this week. On tap at the Circle Tap room and in six packs at H-E-B, Total Wine, Spec’s and Whole Foods in Central Texas Major League SoccerTrash or CashNWSL Updates Ally sleeve sponsorshipWorld Soccer UpdatesUSMNT U-23 Olympic FailureWrap-up Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. Catch-up with us online and become a member online at AustinAnthem.org and on social media. Anthem merchandise is available on our online store. Free shipping of fantastic grackle gear for in the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation. Today we close out the pod with a singer / songwriter / producer known as Dossey who brings a completely fresh yet vintage pop sound.  She has gained notice and acclaim recently by the music world including NPR, KUTX, 101X, and the Austin Music Awards.  For more information, visit www.dosseymusic.com.  The song is a new release titled "Jump" and we hope you enjoy it. If you’d like to send us music to use in the pod or know some musicians who might be interested, drop us an email at podcast@austinanthem.org. We’d love to showcase more Austin music and musicians to Austin soccer fans. This episode was hosted by Conor Heffernan, Robert Avery, Mark Turner and Matt Barbour Remember to leave us a review and subscribe to the show. Send tips on how to make the show better to podcast@austinanthem.org Wear a mask. Stay safe.
Conor, Robert, Mark and Jorge chat about preseason match number one, US Mens National Team news and give their Champions and Europa League predictions. Music By BandolierAustin FC Updates Diageo named Spirits Sponsor - Captain Morgan Club Preseason Victory - OKC Energy FC 5-1 La Copita Copa Tejas Division One - Supporters Cup Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events Every Wednesday Circle Brewing 6:30pm until April 14th - Anthem Activity and Beer Night - Beer Drinking, Band Practice, Tifo Painting - Socially Distanced and outside. New Talisman & Co collab hats LAFC match Highly unlikely, Denver very possible, please take away travel survey from newsletter A Celebration of the Beautiful Game - April 17th Circle Brewing - Austin Anthem, Circle Brewing Co., and Waterloo Sparkling Water will be hosting a watch party on Saturday, April 17th starting at 11am Major League Soccer Leagues and Campeones Cup Announced 10 Exciting Newcomers to the League NWSL Updates  NWSL Challenge Cup New Format FA WSL on BBC and Sky Champions League Quarter Finals - Our Picks Tables World Soccer Updates Yunus Musah picks USMNT over England Bruce Arena says that the idea of the U.S. winning a World Cup any time soon is "stupid talk" - Will the USMNT win a World Cup this decade? Olympic Qualification Old Firm Derby Thoughts on UCL and UEL draw - Our Picks FA Cup Quarter-final results and Semi-final matchups - More Picks Tables Wrap-up Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. Catch-up with us online and become a member online at AustinAnthem.org and on social media. Anthem merchandise is available on our online store. Free shipping of fantastic grackle gear for in the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation. This episode was hosted by Robert Avery, Mark Turner, Conor Heffernan and Jorge Chavez Today we close out the pod with another great local Austin band called Bandolier.  For more information, you can find them on the social channels @bandolieratx or at www.bandolieratx.com.  The song is titled "Need a Home," and we hope you enjoy it.  If you’d like to send us music to use in the pod or know some musicians who might be interested, drop us an email at podcast@austinanthem.org. We’d love to showcase more Austin music and musicians to Austin soccer fans. Remember to leave us a review and subscribe to the show. You can now also catch the podcast on the Austin Anthem YouTube Channel. Send tips on how to make the show better to podcast@austinanthem.org
Road Trip? Or Stay in Town?

Road Trip? Or Stay in Town?

2021-03-1801:25:35

Matt, Mark and Robert dig into a new installment of Trash or Cash!. We have updates on Austin FC opening matches and more exciting news. Annah Hackett joins us to talk about how she fell in love with Soccer. Music by Hong Kong Wigs.Austin FC Updates Opening Matches - April 17 at LAFC, April 24 at Colorado, June 19 vs San Jose at Q2Official/announced preseason matches: March 19: vs. OKC Energy at St. Edward’s University March 25: vs. Louisville City SC at St. Edward's University Player Numbers Assigned 1st national team callup: Žan Kolmanič Called Up to Slovenia U-21 National Team Uniform reveal: black shorts, black shoes, green trim First preseason press conferences with Josh Wolff and players  Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events Music practice at Circle Brewing next Wednesday March 24th 7pm - weekly moving forward. Outside, socially distant, musical talent optional, love of beer is an asset but not required Special joint music practice with Los Verdes, La Murga Saturday March 27 at Zilker, details to follow Away Travel and Watch Party in Austin Surveys sent out Volunteers still needed: Graphic Designers Art and Brand Leads Social Content Creators Our own Jorge Chavez, host of El Podcast de El Himno de Austin, is a contributor to Futbol En Vivo radio show that is on Wednesdays at 9pm on 91.7 HD3 Winter Sucks! These special edition scarves are a collaboration between Anthem, Dallas Beer Guardians, Texian Army, The Surge, 210 Alliance and Denton Harbingers to support Texas' food banks as we recover from the 2021 winter storm. All proceeds will be evenly distributed among the North Texas Food Bank, Houston Food Bank, San Antonio Food Bank, and Central Texas Food Bank. How I fell in Love with Soccer Major League Soccer Most Intriguing Opening weekend match that isn’t Austin FC Our picks to win MLS Cup, and one dark horse team who could surprise everyone? CONCACAF Champions League Trash or Cash! Continued Feature / InterviewMake your picks Brighton v Newcastle - Potential relegation decider!Saturday 20th at 3pm CST NBCSN Celtic v Rangers - Auld Firm DerbySunday 21st March @ 7am on ESPN+ Wrap-up Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. Catch-up with us online and become a member at AustinAnthem.org and on social media. Anthem merchandise is available on our online store. Free shipping of fantastic grackle gear for in the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation. Today we close out the pod with a song by Austin's own 3-piece power band with one of our favorite names in recent history: Hong Kong Wigs.  They have been recently featured on KUTX and NPR's Live Sessions show, and have quickly gained fans from all over.  You can find out more on social platforms by searching for @hongkongwigsband.  The song is titled "Little Oceans" and we thank you for listening. If you’d like to send us music to use in the pod or know some musicians who might be interested, drop us an email at podcast@austinanthem.org. We’d love to showcase more Austin music and musicians to Austin soccer fans. This episode was hosted by Robert Avery, Mark Turner, and Matt Barbour with Special guest Annah Hackett. Remember to leave us a review and subscribe to the show. Send tips on how to make the show better to podcast@austinanthem.org Wear a mask. Stay safe.
Matt, Conor, Mark and new co-host Robert go over new player signings, a new Austin FC sponsor, and we bring back your favorite new segment “Trash or Cash”. Tony Cardone joins us to chat about the Winter Sucks initiative as well as Anthem news and updates from the world of soccer. Music by Western Youth.Austin FC Updates Welcome to Austin FC, Žan Kolmanič! - Loan with club option at season end. pronounced “Jhan CALL-ma-nitch” Welcome to Austin FC, Sebastian Berhalter - Loan for 2021 with option  Austin Eastciders sponsorship Pulisic’s cousin getting a chance with Austin FC Preseason Start - Behind closed doors, not even media! Boo! Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events We’re ramping up to prepare for the season, so if you want to have a hand in the look/feel of how Anthem approaches matchday, community efforts, and life in Austin now is the time to raise your hand as we want you! Current needs: Instagram specialist Photographer(s) Videographer(s) Digital content editor(s) Collaboration scarf with Texas SGs - Winter Sucks! Benefit Texans impacted by extreme winter Collaboration scarf with Austin Beerworks. Sold fast and may only be a few left. Major League Soccer Sacramento MLS Expansion drop out  What does this exactly mean? Does it mean their bid is done or just that it’s on hold? Who can replace them? What will be the final number of teams in the league?  Trash or Cash! NWSL Updates  USWNT wins the SheBelieves Cup. Uh-Gain. For the 4th time.  Champions League (First Leg) Tables Summary World Soccer Updates VAR...what is it good for?! (after Brighton and Chelsea refereeing debacles) Who should be the USMNT striker? Josh Sargent? Tim Weah? Jordan Morris European dream over? USMNT World Cup dream over? 😩 Champions League (Second Leg) Europa League Round of 16 (First Leg) Tables Summary Wrap-up Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. Catch-up with us online and become a member online at AustinAnthem.org and on social media. This episode was hosted by Conor Heffernan, Robert Avery, Mark Turner and Matt Barbour with special guest Tony Cardone. Anthem merchandise is available on our online store. Free shipping of fantastic grackle gear for in the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation. We close out our pod this week with a powerful band that hails from Austin: Western Youth.  Highly respected in the industry and music scene, they provide music pulled from personal stories blended into an Americana, folk, and rock and roll sound.  The song is called Hangin' On, and is from their successful self-titled 2018 album.  The band's lineup has expanded since then, and they are diligently working on an upcoming album, so stay tuned for that.  And once COVID allows, they will look forward to entertaining their fans once again in person!  You can find out more information at www.western-youth.com, or on social @western_youth.  Enjoy! If you’d like to send us music to use in the pod or know some musicians who might be interested, drop us an email at podcast@austinanthem.org. We’d love to showcase more Austin music and musicians to Austin soccer fans. Remember to leave us a review and subscribe to the show. Send tips on how to make the show better to podcast@austinanthem.org Wear a mask. Stay safe.
Wolde World

Wolde World

2021-02-1747:38

In a very special episode of the podcast, Mark Turner interviews MLS legend, Wolde Harris.InterviewThey talk about his career spanning records at Clemson, his MLS years, and playing for the Jamaican National Team. Wolde also gives his thoughts on Austin FC and the team being put together here.Enjoy. Reminders Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. Catch-up with us online and become a member online at AustinAnthem.org and on social media. Anthem merchandise is available on our online store. Free shipping of fantastic grackle gear for in the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation. If you’d like to send us music to use in the pod or know some musicians who might be interested, drop us an email at podcast@austinanthem.org. We’d love to showcase more Austin music and musicians to Austin soccer fans. This episode was hosted by Mark Turner. Matt Barbour and Conor Heffernan only make a cameo. Remember to leave us a review, subscribe to the show, and send us a note with your suggestions and ideas for future episodes Wear a mask. Stay safe.
Matt, Conor, and Mark cover a ton of updates regarding the MLS season, play “Trash or Cash” vs the new MLS kits, there’s CONCACAF talk, and your latest updates on Anthem happenings and upcoming events. Music by The Well.Austin FC Updates Aiming for a June opener at Q2 with completion in Early Spring Nearing the signing of Pochettino Aren’t we already the most exciting team in Texas? 11th Superdraft pick Freddy Kleeman signed! Mark spoke with Tyson Wahl, Director Austin FC Academy Program, for Last Word on Soccer Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events Austin Anthem Community Kit - Hugely popular. If you missed the pre-order, we will have some extras and will do monthly custom re-orders as long as there is demand. More information at:  https://store.austinanthem.org. Member Profiles and getting to know your fellow grackles: Gabriel Cruz and Annah Hackett Leadership Election Update Music and Chat Workshops re-start next week on Wednesday, February, 17th. Even if you don’t play an instrument, come check it out and we’ll teach you the basics. Help pick out and perform the songs and chants that start in the Supporter Section and spread throughout the stadium -- or the watch party when the team’s on the road. Check out the Anthem socials or visit our website for more information 6:30pm at Mueller on Wednesday, February, 17th 6:30pm at Circle Brewing Co. on Wednesday, February, 24th 6:30pm at Circle Brewing Co.: Every two Wednesdays after that Match Day planning is happening now. Join the SG organizational team to have an impact, looking for people that want to be involved and have fun. Major League Soccer New CBA finally ratified! CONCACAF Champions League Draw set for Wednesday! Atlanta United (2019 U.S. Open Cup champions) Columbus Crew (2020 MLS Cup) Portland Timbers (MLS is Back Tourny) Philadelphia Union (2020 Supporters’ Shield) Toronto FC will also most likely be involved as long as they win the Canadian Championship Final. Kits LA Galaxy, green/black vertical stripe 2021 away jersey...really?!  NYCFC Home LAFC Away DC United Away NYRB Home Inter Miami Away Atlanta Home Atlanta Third (only team to get one) Philadelphia Union Away Rapids Away NWSL Updates International Women’s Table UpdatesWorld Soccer UpdatesUpdates on the TablesInterview PreviewMark Turner talks with Wolde Harris in our next episodeWrap-up Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. Catch-up with us online and become a member online at AustinAnthem.org and on social media. Anthem merchandise is available on our online store. Free shipping of fantastic grackle gear for in the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation. We close out this week's episode with an absolutely rocking band that feels like they have written a soundtrack for the classic Austin era of weirdness, experimentation, and post-punk musicality. This band has shot up in popularity and has quickly gained respect within the Austin music scene and beyond; they have a spotlight on the national stage as they happen to be the favorite band of the actor Norman Reedus, and have written the theme song and been featured in his immensely popular show "Ride With Norman Reedus" on the AMC network. The song we are playing today is called "Raven" from their acclaimed album "Death and Consolation"; you can hear and learn more at thewellband.bandcamp.com, or on social platforms search for @thewellband. If you’d like to send us music to use in the pod or know some musicians who might be interested, drop us an email at podcast@austinanthem.org. We’d love to showcase more Austin music and musicians to Austin soccer fans. This episode was hosted by Matt Barbour, Conor Heffernan, and Mark Turner Remember to leave us a review, subscribe to the show, and send us a note with your suggestions and ideas for future episodes Wear a mask. Stay safe.
Guest co-host Rachael Kriger joins Matt, Conor, and Mark to discuss the Austin FC Legends Jersey release, the Q2 Stadium announcement, signing updates, Anthem news, and of course MLS, NWSL, and World soccer happenings. Music by Pope Coke.Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events Board voting. Paid members should make sure they vote by the deadline at the end of the week. Check your email. There’s a handy PDF will all the candidate information. If you’re on the slack, please reach out with questions. Wanted: Podcast producer! Interns, heed the call! This’ll look GREAT on your resume! Austin FC Updates Stadium name! Q2 Stadium (aka The Tree House!) Players since last show: Daniel Pereira (#1 pick in superdraft) midfielder Freddy Kleeman (#11 pick in superdraft) defender Aedan Stanley (#21 pick in superdraft via trade) defender Kekuta Manneh forward, Austin native, former Aztex player Legends jersey! Write-up on Anthem’s work designing the sign-offs Critiques on the kit designs Major League Soccer Season starts April 3-4 (maybe). First events there in June? Bryan Reynolds to the MIGHTY AS Roma Jordan Morris to Swansea City, English Championship Former England Lionesses manger Phil Neville to Inter Miami CBA Negotiations. Potential Lock-out?  NWSL / Women’s Soccer Updates  Rachael Kriger’s on NWSL and possibility of a team in Austin Update on International Tables World Soccer Updates Copa Libertadores Final - VIVA SANTOS!  Frank Lampard Fired. Thomas Tuchel as replacement. Wayne Rooney retires, Man Utd and England top goalscorer, Derby Manager full time Ronaldo breaks all-time goalscoring record! Or does he? American Abroad power rankings Update on International Tables Make your pics segment Palmeiras vs. Santos in the Copa Libertadores Final.Saturday at 2pm Central Tottenham vs. Liverpool in Premier LeagueThursday at 2pm Central Chelsea vs. Tottenham in FA WSLSunday at 6:30am Central Wrap-up  This episode was hosted by special guest Rachael Kriger, Conor Heffernan, Mark Turner, and Matt Barbour Our Spanish-language podcast has its own stream. Go to ElHimnoDeAustin.org or search “El Himno de Austin” on your favorite podcast app. Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. If you’re not already a member, sign-up online at AustinAnthem.org. You can follow us on all the social networks at “AustinAnthem” Anthem merchandise is available on our online store - including items with the grackle drum featured on the new Austin FC Legends Jersey. Free shipping of fantastic gear for in the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation. We close our episode with a song from a band called Pope Coke, featuring Austinites Jazz Mills and Stephanie Hunt.  They have an excellent live performance reputation, and have an amazing and uniquely Austin sound, with elements of pop, funk, and nods to musical styles from the 60s and 70s.  They just released their debut album, also titled Pope Coke, which is available on Bandcamp at PopeCokeBand.bandcamp.com.  You can also find out more @pokecoke on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other platforms. We’ll have links in the show notes. The song we are playing is titled Shangri-La, enjoy and thanks for listening! If you’d like to send us music to use in the pod or know some musicians who might be interested, drop us an email at podcast@austinanthem.org. We’d love to showcase more Austin music and musicians to Austin soccer fans. Remember to leave us a review and subscribe to the show because you’re a trendy soccer influencer and you know it! Wear a mask. Stay safe.
Anthem UpdatesAnthem Board Election informationAustin FC Updates Announcement of “Legends” kit - featuring Anthem members and and other Austin FC supporters. Heineken the new Official Import Beer of Austin FC Josh Wolff eligible for the National Soccer Hall of Fame as a Player Candidate Many players and their families are already in town New signings Diego Fagundez and Matt Besler Fagundez, 25, born in Montevideo, Uruguay, raised in Leominster, Mass.; right midfielder/winger New England Revolution, 10 years in MLS, debut at 16 as a Homegrown player, 265 league games, 53 goals (2nd in Revs history) Besler, 33, born in Overland Park, Kansas; center back for Sporting KC, 12 seasons in MLS, 348 games, 1 MLS Cup & 3 US Open Cups; USMNT player 47 caps, 2 Gold Cup titles, and World Cup squad in 2014 Major League Soccer SuperDraft - Jan. 21 Eligible players: https://www.mlssoccer.com/superdraft/2021/prospects Speculated #1 pick: Philip Mayaka, midfielder from Clemson Speculated #2 pick: Talen Maples, cornerback from SMU, Leander - per Ives Galarcep Draft Utopia Mock has Ousseni Bouda #1 (F, Stanford) & Josh Bauer #11 (CB, New Hampshire) Other Generation Adidas (young players technically not eligible get drafted early) signings Calvin Harris, forward, Wake Forest Daniel Pereira, midfielder, Virginia Tech Round 1 live on mlssoccer.com or the free MLS app Austin FC has 1st & 11th pick in 1st round Also 1st in 2nd (28th overall) and 3rd round (55th overall) NWSL Updates Draft this week Trinity Rodman picked 2nd. Daughter of basketball legend Dennis Rodman World Soccer Updates EPL: Man United moved to the top of the table 2-7 only separated by 4 points La Liga: Real Sociedad finally realized who they are (fell to 5th) Top 3 the usual suspects Bundesliga:Guess who is in 1st Wrap-up Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. If you’re not already a member, sign-up online at AustinAnthem.org. You can follow us on all the social networks at “AustinAnthem” Anthem merchandise is available on our online store. Free shipping of fantastic gear for in the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation. We close out today's podcast with Mark Willenborg, a local country music artist whose recent debut album titled "Cold Beer and Country Music" has been well received by music critics and fans alike.  If you are not originally from Texas but want to get a feel for classic Texas country music, give this album a listen and it will transport you right into a small town Texas dance hall on a Saturday night.  You can find out more about Mark at the website www.markwillenborg.com, Instagram @borgtunes, and you can find his music on all major music platforms.  Here’s "Honky Tonk Hallelujah"; thanks for listening and enjoy! If you’d like to send us music to use in the pod or know some musicians who might be interested, drop us an email at podcast@austinanthem.org. We’d love to showcase more Austin music and musicians to Austin soccer fans. This episode was hosted by Matt Barbour and Jorge Chavez. Remember to leave us a review and subscribe to the show. It helps other Austin soccer fans find what you’ve already listened to. Wear a mask. Stay safe.
Episode 58 of the Austin Anthem Podcast.Austin Anthem Updates The largest and original Supporters Group for all of Austin has 2021 memberships available. Memberships start at free and we have some cool kits you can add-on.  All members can also join our organizational team and help shape match day traditions for generations to come. Drop us a line and make your voice heard. 2021 leadership elections will be held in January. More information on that will be dropping soon. We look forward to more members becoming involved - start thinking of catchy campaign slogans. Austin FC UpdatesRecap of players acquired since last episode: Alex Ring  Hector Jimenez Jhohan Romaña Andrew Tarbell Brad Stuver We're up to 15 total, so we could technically play a match The Joe Corona kerfuffle Major League Soccer Updates MLS informs players union that it will invoke force majeure clause to terminate CBA - Looking like the league does not expect full stadiums until at least mid-season Messi, Suarez to Miami in 2022?  NWSL  / Women’s Soccer Updates European Leagues table recapWorld Soccer Updates Round up of action from the weekend Copa Libertadores - Semifinals Santos (Brazil) vs. Boca Juniors (Argentina) Palmeiras (Brazil) vs. River Plate (Argentina) Recap of Tables Who’s the team of calendar year 2020? Men’s Player of 2020? Women’s Player of 2020? Make your picks segment - Big games coming up Wrap-up Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. If you’re not already a member, sign-up online at AustinAnthem.org. You can follow us on all the social networks at “AustinAnthem” Anthem merchandise is available on our online store. Free shipping of fantastic gear for in the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation. We close out our episode today from one of Austin's most iconic bands: The Bright Light Social Hour.  This group is quintessentially Austin: honest, provocative, political, soulful, and they just flat-out rock!  They have proven to be one of the most popular acts on the major festival circuit, winning over fans from ACL to Lollapalooza and beyond.  They have recently released a very personal duo of albums, Jude Vol. 1 and Jude Vol. 2.  The song we are playing is called "Enough"; for more information visit thebrightlightsocialhour.com If you’d like to send us music to use in the pod or know some musicians who might be interested, drop us an email at podcast@austinanthem.org. We’d love to showcase more Austin music and musicians to Austin soccer fans. This episode was hosted by Matt Barbour, Conor Heffernan, and Mark Turner. Remember to leave us a review and subscribe to the show. It helps other Austin soccer fans find what you’ve already listened to. Thanks for supporting Austin Anthem in 2020 and here’s to 2021 and the on-field debut of Austin FC!Wear a mask. Stay safe. Happy New Year!
Episode 57 of the Austin Anthem Podcast.Austin FC Updates 5 Free Agent players signed on Sunday Nick Lima, defender (from San Jose Earthquakes) Ben Sweat, defender (from Inter Miami CF) Julio Cascante, defender (from Portland Timbers) Ulises Segura, midfielder (from D.C. United) Jon Gallagher, forward (from Atlanta United) 5 Expansion Draft players Tuesday Joe Corona (Midfield, LA Galaxy) Danny Hoesen (Forward SJE) Jared Stroud (Midfielder RBNY) Brady Scott (Goalkeeper Nashville) Kamal Miller → already traded to Montreal$225k GAM and 1st round pick Major League Soccer MLS Final: Columbus 3 Seattle 0 - Reactions! CONCACAF Champions League Updates Women's Soccer & NWSL Updates Women’s Champions League Round of 32 European Leagues table standings World Soccer Updates Round up of action from the weekend Reyna scores in Bundesliga, Weah in the Europa League (for Lille vs. Celtic) Owen Otasowie makes his first team debut for Wolves vs. Chelsea Christian Pulisic’s #10 Chelsea Jersey is the second most purchased jersey worldwide (for the entire year). Only behind Messi. This means he outsold Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, & Neymar Big teams in England struggle Champions League updates Europa League updates Copa Libertadores quarterfinal recap Liga MX Final Who’ll lose their job first? Antonio Conte at Inter Milan (who just got eliminated from all European Competition) or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United (who were eliminated from the Champions League) Are Leipzig or Leverkusen a bigger threat to Bayern? The gang picks Pick upsets in the Champions League Round of 16 and Europa League Round of 32 Outro Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. If you’re not already a member, sign-up online at AustinAnthem.org. You can follow us on all the social networks at “AustinAnthem”. As mentioned, the new 2021 Membership kits are available if you’d like to purchase, but membership in the SG for all of Austin is free to join. Anthem merchandise is available on our online store. Free shipping of fantastic gear for in the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation. Our closing music for the pod this week is by Ghostland Observatory, a duo based out of Austin who are self-described as "not a band but an agreement between two friends to create something that not only heals their beat-driven hearts, but pleases their rock ‘n roll souls."  They have performed on many big stages from Conan O'Brian's show to Coachella to Austin City Limits, including an epic performance in conjunction with the U.T. Band.  They have a new E.P. titled "Channels", which we encourage our listeners to check out.  You can find out more at Twitter @OfficialGLO, Instagram @GhostlandObservatory, or Facebook @ghostlandobservatory.  We are closing on their classic track "Sad Sad City", a song that rocketed them into the permanent fabric of Austin's music culture.  Enjoy! If you’d like to send us music to use in the pod or know some musicians who might be interested, drop us an email at podcast@austinanthem.org. We’d love to showcase more Austin music and musicians to Austin soccer fans. This episode was hosted by Jorge Chavez, Matt Barbour, and Conor Heffernan. Remember to leave us a review and subscribe to the show. It's like the joy of giving, without worrying about a gift receipt. Wear a mask. Stay safe. Happy Holidays!
Episode 56 of the Austin Anthem Podcast.Austin FC UpdatesPlayer signing and rumor speculationAnthem Updates / Upcoming Events Anthem just celebrated its 7th anniversary. Formed on December 7th, 2013 as MLS in Austin, the SG is responsible for creating and leading the fan movement for bringing an MLS team to town. So if you wanted to know when and where the idea that resulted in Austin FC began — there it is.  Brand new website with a new Podcast page. Do the faces match the voices you hear? 2021 Membership kits start shipping this week. If you haven’t joined or renewed yet, do so at AustinAnthem.org MLS Cup Final and Holiday Watch Party At Circle Brewing Co - Collecting donations for Toys for Tots and Central Texas Food Bank Major League Soccer Play-off Highlights Play-off headlines MLS Cup Final Preview 22 under 22 list discussion Women’s Soccer & NWSL Updates  Women’s Champions League Round of 32 — Find games starting at 4am Central time on CBS All Access European Leagues tables Utah Royals of NWSL look like they will be moving to KC World Soccer Updates Fans return to English stadiums and racism rears its ugly head. Millwall fans boo BLM demonstration Istanbul / PSG racism Champions League Europa League Copa Libertadores Table Updates Wrap-up Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. If you’re not already a member, sign-up online at AustinAnthem.org. You can follow us on all the social networks at “AustinAnthem”. As mentioned, the new 2021 Membership kits are available if you’d like to purchase, but membership in the SG for all of Austin is free to join. Anthem merchandise is available on our online store. Free shipping of fantastic gear for in the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation. To wrap up the show this week, we're rocking out with local Austin band Burning Years. These fellas, which include our podcast’s own Joey Held, put on an energetic, spirited live show and always end the night with this banger, "Under Pressure." We'll get back to going to concerts someday — in the meantime, you can find Burning Years music on Bandcamp, Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Pandora, or just about anywhere you get your tunes. If you’d like to send us music to use in the pod or know some musicians who might be interested, drop us an email at podcast@austinanthem.org. We’d love to showcase more Austin music and musicians to Austin soccer fans. This episode was hosted by Joey Held, Matt Barbour, and Conor Heffernan. Remember to leave us a review and subscribe to the show. Its like the joy of giving, without worrying about a gift receipt. Wear a mask. Stay safe. Get out and vote in the runoffs (for city council and school board)! Early voting ends December 11 and Election day is December 15!!!!!
Episode 55 of the Austin Anthem Podcast.Austin FC Updates Anthem members toured the stadium. Conor was there. Austin FC kit launch Chris Bils from the Statesman reported, “<Austin FC> broke a 24-hour sales record for an inaugural jersey launch on MLSStore.com...and by a wide margin" - Doesn’t include Verde Van or Yeti store sales Mark Turner interviews supporters from the Verde Van on launch day Austin Anthem got to design the jock-tag on the kit. Austin Anthem Updates New membership kitsBonus posters for the first 100 Sign-ups and Renewals - if there are any left  Recap of the MLS Playoff Watch Party + TIFO, Music, and Chant Workshop from 11/20 at Circle Brewing Co. If you'd like to join our organizational team, let's talk.  Major League Soccer UpdatesPlay-off Highlights. Everything be craaaazy! Recap of the matches so far NWSL and Women's Soccer Updates UEFA Champions League draw for the final 32 happened today. Here are some major headlines out of the draw: Juventus and Lyon will go up against one another Ajax will go up against Bayern Munich Sparta Prague will play Glasgow City Chelsea face off against Benfica Recaps of European Leagues standings Wrap-up Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. If you’re not already a member, sign-up online at AustinAnthem.org. You can follow us on all the social networks at “AustinAnthem” Anthem merchandise is available on our online store. Free shipping of fantastic gear for in the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation. To close out the show this week, we are playing a song with soccer connections and a bit of UK flavor. Tom Wardle is an artist originally from Nottingham, England, and now resides in Brooklyn, New York. The song is called "Secret", and was recorded by Tom along with members of the Brian Wilson band of Beach Boys fame. The song was embraced by Nottingham Forest F.C., and was used as the soundtrack to a campaign which became very popular with their fan base.  While Tom is a true international performer, he loves the Austin music scene and would love to play more in our neck of the woods. You can hear more of Tom's work at http://www.tomwardlemusic.com . If you’d like to send us music to use in the pod or know some musicians who might be interested, drop us an email at podcast@austinanthem.org. We’d love to showcase more Austin music and musicians to Austin soccer fans. This episode was hosted by Matt Barbour, Conor Heffernan, and Mark Turner. Remember to leave us a review and subscribe to the show. It helps other Austin soccer fans find what you’ve already listened to. Thanks for supporting your local soccer podcast. Wear a mask. Stay safe.
Episode 54 of the Austin Anthem Podcast.Austin Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events Members should check out the latest newsletter and social media for link to our 2021 member survey and feedback. Also, if you’re looking to get involved behind the scenes at Austin Anthem, there’s a volunteer form available as well. Save the date: On Friday, November 20th, we’re planning on having a socially-distanced event with a music, chant, and activity social. Check out the newsletter and social media for updates and more information. Also coming very soon, the Austin Anthem 2021 Membership Kits will be available. There’s some of the best and most unique gear we’ve ever put into the membership kit. We went big to help celebrate the inaugural season of Austin FC.Also new for 2021, is the Austin Anthem leadership board is expanding from 5 to 10 members. Paid memberships include voting on member representatives. People like coffee and grackles, so we’ve got another cool deal with Austin FC Little City Coffee. Get a four pack of their Nitro Cold Brew and an Anthem cooler for $29.99 - delivered to your Austin address next-day. Major League Soccer Updates Increasing rumors that the 2021 MLS season start will be delayed until at least April Upside is we could have our first regular season match at home Downside: COVID still that much of an issue. USL Championship cancelled, championship won’t be awarded Austin Bold will not fold, will instead persist “just for fun” according to majority owner Bobby Epstein.  The Philly Union won the Supporters Shield. Playoffs set. Matchups:Round 1 Play in Games Nashville v. Miami New England v. Montreal East Philadelphia v. lower seeded play in winner Toronto v. higher seeded play in winner Columbus v. NYRB Orlando v. NYCFC West Sporting KC v. San Jose Minnesota v. Colorado Portland v. FC Dallas Seattle v. LAFC NWSL / Women's Soccer Updates Run-down of the International Women's League TablesWorld Soccer Updates Copa Libertadores Round of 16 ties set European Round up Europa League Champions League Update League Round-up  Austin FC Updates Kit tease Media got to tour the stadium this week. Stadium is 75% complete Canopy is 90% complete Seats are 50% installed. Youth Academy Latest results v San Antonio FC @ U15 1-1, U14 1-0 win, U13 2-1 win MOU with Classics Elite Academy in San Antonio, enabling AFC to get visibility of young talent in SA more readily Prop A passed. Trains to McKalla y’all! Designated Player Speculation Outro Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. Check out AustinAnthem.org to learn more, become a member, and connect and chat with other grackles. Anthem merchandise is available on our online store. Free shipping and cool gear for in the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation. Our featured band of the week is one that is truly one of the most successful in Austin's history.  Not many Austin-based bands can claim to have a platinum album, a top 5 Billboard hit, and Grammy nominations, but one that can is Austin's own: Fastball.  They achieved worldwide success with their epic song "The Way" in 1998, and remain active in our community with live performances and new material.  We close out our podcast today with the song "White Collar" off of Fastball's latest album "The Help Machine."  "White Collar" has a highly entertaining video that you can find on YouTube, and you can find more information about Fastball at https://www.fastballtheband.com. If you’d like to send us music to use in the pod or know some musicians who might be interested, drop us an email at podcast@austinanthem.org. We’d love to showcase more Austin music and musicians to Austin soccer fans. This episode was co-hosted by Matt Barbour, Conor Heffernan, and Mark Turner . Remember to leave us a review and subscribe to the show. It helps other Austin soccer fans find what you’ve already listened to. Thanks for supporting your local soccer podcast. Wear a mask. Stay safe.
Episode 53 of the Austin Anthem Podcast.Austin FC Updates First seats were installed in the stadium last week. The grass installation was completed over the weekend. Installation took about 3 days and was done at night. They cut it in Arizona, trucked it to McKalla, and installed it in 24 hours.  The club announced that it will field a unified Special Olympics team in 2021 Austin-based Netspend was announced as the official sleeve sponsor of Austin FC The 4ATX Foundation was busy last week too. They unveiled a mini-pitch at Woolridge School Park and along with St David’s HealthCare, distributed 1000 soccer balls at HopeFest Family Resource. CapMetro released some renderings of what the rail stop at McKalla Place might look like. We’ve got a copy of the rendering up on our Instagram account. Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events Look for a member survey invite in your email. As we plan for 2021, we want your feedback and input. Want to volunteer and be part of the SG team? Help us set the bar for the best supporter experience in MLS in 2021. Check the latest member newsletter for details or contact us via the website or on social media. Our Keep Austin Verde t-shirts are now on sale. $25 or $30 with a grackle gaiter. Proceeds benefit the Austin Parks Foundation -- also another Austin FC partner.  If deals are your jam, get your pick of an Anthem scarf and Anthem polo by adidas for just $50. The polos also come in a women’s cut. Join us at Myers Fields on Friday, October 30th at 7pm for the final home match of the Texas Longhorns soccer season as they take on Baylor. If you ordered a Texas Longhorns and Austin Anthem co-branded scarf, you can pick it up at the match. There are a handful left of you want to pick one up. $35 and the money goes to soccer operations. Reminder on the election, if you vote in the city, Austin Anthem supports both Prop A. and Prop B. Please vote “Yes” on both. If you have something you want to hear more of, less of, or have other feedback on the show, send us a note at podcast@austinanthem.org. Major League Soccer The Supporters’ Shield Foundation reversed their decision and will award it this year. Austin Anthem is the ISC member for Austin and our member representatives voted in favor of awarding it. Fun fact: Austin Anthem will be the custodians of the shield when Austin FC wins it. The league is rumored to be considering pushing the start of the 2021 season to April. Good news, we might be able to play our first regular season match at home. Bad news, it means COVID is enough of an issue where match scheduled and stadium attendance is still in question. InterviewWe have part two of our interview with Adrian Healey, Executive Director of Broadcast and Content for Austin FC. If you missed part one, just go back one episode, where cover how he got into broadcasting through the early years of MLS. In the second part of the interview, we talk how he came to Austin FC and quiz Adrian on Texas words and phrases.Wrap-up This is the last week for early voting. If you haven’t already, beat the lines and get out and vote this week. If not, definitely get out and vote on Tuesday, November 3rd. Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. Check out AustinAnthem.org to learn more, become a member, and connect and chat with other grackles. Anthem merchandise is available on our online store. Free shipping and cool gear for in the stands or around Austin. Merch money goes to fund our non-profit’s operation. This episode's outro music is “Footsteps of a Fool”, written and performed by Bobby Pounds, who is a local country music artist from Austin, Texas.  Aside from writing and performing his own material, he has also written songs for major Texas artists including Kevin Fowler and others. You can find out more information about Bobby and his music at https://reverbnation.com/bobbypounds  If you’d like to send us music to use in the pod or know some musicians who might be interested, drop us an email at podcast@austinanthem.org. We’d love to showcase more Austin music and musicians to Austin soccer fans. This episode was hosted by Matt Barbour and Mark Turner Remember to leave us a review and subscribe to the show. It helps other Austin soccer fans find what you’ve already listened to. Thanks for listening. Wear a mask. Stay safe. Vote!
Episode 52 of the Austin Anthem Podcast.Austin FC Updates Verde Listos ad campaign launched featuring local Austinites from many walks of life: Shakey Graves, Eliana Gutierrez, Chris Rogers, Kathie Sever, Evan Voyles, and Yoshi Okai First seats installed in the stadium this week and the grass is scheduled to start going in as soon as next week.  Via tweet from Anthony Precourt, grackles have already moved into the stadium. The rest of us will join them in a few months.  Academy program on a tear, recent results v Houston Rise: U15 5-0, U14 3-3, U13 4-0 Unlikely any new signings in this transfer window. Looking like post-season will be when we see the rest of the roster filling in.  Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events October 30 is the last Texas Longhorns Soccer home match. Come out and join us in the “Best socially distanced facility in the country” according to head coach Ange Kelly. UT vs Baylor. 7pm. Early voting is going on. Check out http://austinsoccervotes.org/. Check out the “Keep Austin Verde” shirts at the grackle emporium. Proceeds go to benefit the Austin Parks Foundation. We’re ramping up the organizational team for match day. If you’d like to help out, drop us a note or check out the volunteer link in the latest newsletter. The Austin Soccer Foundation is hosting a Footgolf tournament on November 8th.  Major League Soccer Supporters Shield Foundation announced they would not be awarding the Shield in 2020. After backlash, looks like they may be rethinking that decision. Brendan Aaronson off to RB Salzburg. Philly’s 1st Academy player transferred abroad and 1st outgoing European transfer World Soccer Updates Merseyside Derby recap and thoughts Champions League group stage discussion and analysis. Interview Part one of our interview with Adrian Healey: His background, thoughts on MLS league growth, favorite players and moments. Our next episode will feature part 2 and will cover his journey to Austin and how to pronounce things the Texas way. Wrap-up  Our Spanish-language podcast has its own stream. Go to ElHimnoDeAustin.org or search “El Himno de Austin” on your favorite podcast app. 2020 Membership Kits are almost gone! Grab a Keep Austin Verde shirt benefiting the Austin Parks Foundation while you’re shopping the Grackle Emporium. Austin Anthem is the Supporters Group for Austin FC. If you’re not already a member, sign-up online at AustinAnthem.org. You can follow us on all the social networks at “AustinAnthem” Austin FC supporters can join the discussion in our Austin Anthem Grackle Nest Facebook group and the Austin FC reddit.  The music at the top of the show was the theme song to Ted Lasso by Marcus Mumford and Tom Howe. It’s available on Apple Music. The outro this week is by Austin Apologue. The Austin Anthem podcast is recorded here in Austin, Texas. This episode was hosted by Matt Barbour, Conor Heffernan, and Mark Turner. Remember to leave us a review and subscribe to the show. It helps other Austin soccer fans discover the word of the bird. Wear a mask. Stay safe. Vote Early!
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Ty Simmons

New Grackle here, excited to get to some matches this summer.

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