*****Austin FC 2023 Thread*****

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AgRyan04
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Dreadful officiating in the 1st half tonight
AgRyan04
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This one sucks.

If you're chasing two goals, you have to be able to get the ball across midfield in less than 2 minutes of attacking possession.
AgRyan04
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I'm too old to hang around for a 10pm kick....but here I am.

1st half was the best ball movement we've had in a long time.

***undez looks like he is finally back in form - even before that goal

Dallas fans getting escorted out
Desert Power
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Son and I going to our first Austin FC match tomorrow. Any good Ags gonna be at the game?
JT88
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Always!

Still worried about the organization of our defense with Vaisanen out (and probably Ring still, too?).
But man, Driussi & ***undez both looked reborn vs Dallas on Wednesday...
Huge, huge, game.
Josey Wales: Now remember, things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb mad dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is.
JCRiley09
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Another clean sheet against a Texas rival. Gotta love the way they've played this week!
AgRyan04
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You picked a good one! Hope y'all had a good time!
Desert Power
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We had a blast. It was so much fun
fig96
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Doesn't get much better than that, absolute blast of a match.

Sad that we aren't going to be signing Radovanovich to a long term deal (sounds like his family wanting to be back in Europe) as he's been nails for us, but Keller looked decent in a full half on Saturday. Hopefully he can hold down the fort till we get Leo and/or Ring back healthy.

I'm a little concerned that Rigoni still really isn't clicking though, may be time to reevaluate his value as a DP. We could still use some attacking help, Zardes has really come on the last few weeks but we need a 9 to build around for the future.
JT88
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Good points, all.

Loved Rado's last tackle!

Driussi's service is spectacular.

W Zardes out, the drop-off is steep. Need help here for sure.

Has anyone heard a time frame for Ring return? Vaisanen still out for weeks.
Josey Wales: Now remember, things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb mad dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is.
fig96
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Yup, Leo tore an LCL and the estimate was 2 months (he's right at the halfway point). Ring sounds like he's been more day to day so hopefully soon?
GIF Reactor
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Went to our second game last Saturday and had a great time. Had we known kick off was going to be shifted we would have opted for the seats on the East side up on the 2nd deck. Those looked like they would have been normally in full sun until late in the game. Do they frequently shift summer games? Thinking about for next season.
Furlock Bones
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They've been shifting the last couple because of the heat index. This is the first year of the apple deal plus some extremely hot weather early in the summer. So we don't really know how the future kickoffs will go.
fig96
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Ummmm yes please.

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AgRyan04
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Exciting!

I guess we'll see how he does with a bit tighter wallet
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Promising...summer transfer window opened yesterday.

JT88
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Thst would be awesome. Some help at CB and forward and a small amount of luck vs injuries and we could move solidly into the top 1/3rd of the West!
Josey Wales: Now remember, things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb mad dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is.
fig96
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For sure, I can also see us looking for a wide attacker (not sure how long we're going to keep Rigoni on a DP deal). We also had a quiet interesting signing yesterday:



Craig was on the U20 World Cup squad with Wolff and impressed, not sure how many minutes he'll get but promising young player.
AgRyan04
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WTH is Keller doing?

He pushes over Stuver?!?
AgRyan04
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The crosses on the first two goals were beautiful.

Im pretty sure the first was from ***undez but I'm not sure if the second was from him or Druissi....either way, we'll done!
JT88
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The first was from the man of the match, Gallagher. He had at least one more that was spot-perfect as well. If his service keeps improving, thst would be huge.

Hoping that was just a stinger for Dani and not a clavicle fracture.
Josey Wales: Now remember, things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb mad dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is.
AgRyan04
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That was a rough one.

I would like to see replays of both the overturned Bruin goal as well as their final goal
fig96
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Disappointing but resting several starters and with terrible officiating it is what it is. Watching from home I think both calls were correct, but they were really close.
AgRyan04
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Oh, certainly not our full top squad. With injuries, we were missing Ring and Pereira, then no Driussi and a late sub appearance for Gallagher. That's probably 4 of our top 5 players.

We just drastically struggle offensively without Driussi - I've reached the point that I expect very little from the run of play if he's not in.

What I don't understand is the short corners we keep taking. We can't unlock a defense normally in the run of play, but on our corners we're letting them load the box with 9 or 10 guys and then short kick and basically just turn it into a possession that we mega can't unlock.

At least there is a chance of scoring on something wonkyif you just kick it into the chaos infront of goal.
AgRyan04
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Just read we picked up Matt Hedges to play CB.

Not sure his current quality hut we desperately need help back there.
fig96
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Hedges seems like a great pickup, he's been injured some this season (which seems like the last thing we need at CB) but he was apparently their best defender when healthy.

And I think Driussi is key but Dani is also a huge part of that. He's been one of the best statistical central midfielder in the league this season and when he's missing our central midfield kinda falls apart.
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So this sucks:



It does, however, give us a ton of roster build flexibility. We could free up as much as 1.7m in salary cap space, I have a feeling more moves are coming…
Jason_Ag98
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Making room for Mbappe...
AgRyan04
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That SUCKS

***undez is easily my favorite player on the roster.
dmart90
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fig96 said:

So this sucks:



It does, however, give us a ton of roster build flexibility. We could free up as much as 1.7m in salary cap space, I have a feeling more moves are coming…

Boooo! ***undez is the heart and soul of Austin FC. Do not like.
Furlock Bones
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Seems like this another Reyna f up and they are trying to shake that whole era off. They gave Diego way too much money especially considering Wolff doesn't really play a style that fits him well.
fig96
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Rodo presser this morning, there's gonna be a lot of hate for this comment but he's not wrong:




Also brought up that the Galaxy approached Austin about a move for ***undez, Austin pushed for more GAM than was originally offered.
JCRiley09
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Finally playing again tonight. I hope there's been some productive rest and healing. Time to take revenge on St Louis and Stroud
 
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