The Texas Derby has been waged between FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo FC since 2006, however now there’s a new team within the Lone Star State seeking to make a bang and compete for bragging rights.
And earlier than Austin FC have even played a match of their inaugural season, the growth side is being labeled as doubtlessly “probably the most thrilling MLS team in Texas” by journalist Jon Arnold.
“I assume their advertising and marketing has been spot on,” Arnold said on Extratime. “I feel the followers there are excited and I hope that interest that exists pushes the opposite MLS teams within the state to try and be as thrilling, as dynamic off the field marketing-wise, getting followers within the seats.”
Whereas Houston and Dallas are clearly extra established golf equipment, Austin have the benefit of being the new shiny toy in a metropolis, till this point, bereft of knowledgeable membership. There’s a buzz across the roster construct — particularly with two Designated Player spots nonetheless to fill — and the stadium construct main as much as their first match.
“I feel the team will likely be profitable, I feel they’re going to have the ability to be a formidable growth team, they will make a fair larger splash right here in just a few months, however they will look forward to that as a result of they’ve the posh of already being the good factor on the town, the sexiest team within the state,” Arnold said. “Hopefully it pushes everybody forward. Hopefully persons are speaking about Austin doing well on the field and the opposite Texas teams saying, we have now to match that, we have now to seek out that very same spark they’ve.”