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Should Austin get a Major League Soccer franchise, it will be called Austin FC, Precourt Sports Ventures announced Wednesday.

For the uninitiated, FC stands for "football club."

The Austin City Council halted debate over the proposed Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium after four hours and decided to call a special meeting for next Wednesday. Mayor Steve Adler promised an 11: 30 a.m. vote at that meeting to give the city and MLS clarity on where they are headed.

The Austin City Council could vote today on whether to bring Major League Soccer to North Austin.

Precourt Sports Ventures is hoping to move the professional soccer team in Columbus, Ohio, to a team-built stadium on city-owned land near the Domain. Precourt and city staff released updated terms on a deal late Wednesday. During its meeting today, the council will weigh the costs and benefits to the public, and if the measure passes, the team now known as the Columbus Crew could be calling Austin home.

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The Austin City Council has put off until next week a vote on a stadium proposal that could trigger the Columbus Crew to move to Texas as early as the 2019 season.

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The City of Austin late Friday released the terms of its deal with Precourt Sports Ventures for construction and management of a Major League Soccer stadium in Austin. Precourt owns the Columbus Crew soccer team and wants to move the Crew from Ohio to Texas.

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Austin is one step closer to having a Major League Soccer team, although perhaps not as close as Columbus Crew owners might hope.

The State of U.S. Soccer

Jun 29, 2018
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The United States Men's Soccer team did not qualify for the World Cup this year for the first time since 1986. In response, the teams coach Bruce Arena resigned from his position. In his newly published book, he places emphasis on the need for development of the youth based in soccer. 

Today, we discuss Bruce Arena's new book and the state of U.S. Soccer.

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Austin City Council will vote Thursday night on two resolutions that impact the Columbus Crew’s move to the Texas city.

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The 10th District Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected an attempt to dismiss the state’s lawsuit against Columbus Crew owners.

The first week of the World Cup is arguably the best: three matches a day, none at the same time. It is Soccer Christmas for futbol fans, and it's hard to get much work done at the office.

The State of U.S. Soccer

Jun 18, 2018
Cpl. Jordan Gilbert / U.S. Department of Defense

The United States Men's Soccer team did not qualify for the World Cup this year for the first time since 1986. In response, the teams coach Bruce Arena resigned from his position. In his newly published book, he places emphasis on the need for development of the youth based in soccer. 

Today, we discuss Bruce Arena's new book and the state of U.S. Soccer.

The United States is among the notable no-shows for the month-long World Cup tournament. It's the first time since 1986 the U.S. men haven't qualified for their sport's biggest event.

Soccer officials say they are moving on from criticism and controversy to get the men's national team back on track. But some wonder whether they're focusing on what really needs to be fixed — from improving coaching to broadening the appeal of the sport at the youth level — to put the American team back on the world stage.

Still stings

The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be held in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, with a united bid from North America winning the right to host soccer's showcase event, the sport's world governing body decided on Wednesday.

A  rendering of a proposed MLS stadium in Austin.
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Property near the Domain is a "suitable site" for a Major League Soccer stadium, city staff said today as they released an official report on a proposal to bring a team to Austin.

The Columbus Crew, the Major League Soccer team with hopes of moving to Austin, has released new artist renderings of its proposed stadium by the Domain.

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