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Austin FC Starting XI

My boys, who you may have heard are gigantic Austin FC fans, were invited to be in the Austin FC Starting XI for the last match of the season against none other than defending champion LAFC.

For those who don’t know, this means they come out to the field before the game with the players for the national anthem. Needless to say they could barely contain their excitement – just like their parents!

Ilán walked out with LAFC captain Ilie Sánchez. Ari walked out with Canadian National Team’s goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau.

We’re so thankful to the person that made this possible, we owe you some quality BBQ!

That’s none other than Italian international Giorgio Chiellini on the left of the photo.

USA vs Nigeria

Ever since I moved to Austin almost 20 years ago I’ve been missing and craving profesional soccer.

The long long wait is finally over. Today the Q2 stadium, Austin FC’s home was inaugurated with a friendly between the USWNT and Nigeria. Final score 2-0 to the locals.

Of course Ilán and I were there tonight, last weekend for the soft opening, and will be here this coming weekend to see our new team’s first ever home match.

Me, my 1994 USA jersey, and my 2014 USA child.
The line to USA vs Nigeria. Note to self: get there early.
Looks like a video game
Soft opening