2010 Austin Aztex season

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The Austin Aztex began their second season as a professional team by playing 4 preseason exhibition matches. The first two games were held as a home-home series against Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo. They also played away games against the Laredo Heat and FC Dallas. Their lone home preseason game against Houston was their final match at Nelson Field. The Aztex now play their home matches at House Park a stadium located in downtown Austin.

On April 28, Austin hosted the Haitian national team. The match was part of a charity series of matches for the Haitians who played FC Dallas and Trinity University in San Antonio earlier in the month. The 4,132 fans who attended the Austin match donated $11,500[1] to help with the Haiti earthquake recovery effort. In total the series of matches raised over $22,000. The Austin match ended in a 0–0 tie.

On May 19, Austin played the Tampa Bay Rowdies in front of 6,051 fans, their largest home crowd in franchise history.[2]

On August 24, Austin defeated the Carolina Railhawks 3–2. This victory gave the club their first playoff berth in team history.[3]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

as of June 16, 2010[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Mexico GK Miguel Gallardo
3 United States DF Wes Allen
5 Jamaica DF Kieron Bernard
6 United States DF Lance Watson
7 Brazil MF Sullivan Silva
8 England MF Eddie Johnson
10 Cuba MF Yordany Alvarez
11 United States FW Maxwell Griffin
12 United States DF Leonard Griffin
13 Kenya MF Lawrence Olum
15 United States DF Kevin Sakuda
No. Position Player
16 United States MF Michael Callahan
18 United States DF Joey Worthen
19 Trinidad and Tobago DF Yohance Marshall (on loan from LA Galaxy)
21 United States GK Sean Kelley
23 United States FW Kendal McFayden
25 United States DF Sam Brill
26 Colombia MF Ronald Caicedo
33 United States DF Jay Needham
61 Trinidad and Tobago MF Stephan Campbell
77 United States FW Jamie Watson
United States FW Perica Marošević (on loan from FC Dallas)

Staff[edit]

Schedule & Results[edit]

Exhibition Matches[edit]

Date Home Team Away Team Score PK
3–07–10 Houston Dynamo Austin Aztex 1–1
3–14–10 Austin Aztex Houston Dynamo 0–1
3–26–10 Laredo Heat Austin Aztex 1–2
3–31–10 FC Dallas Austin Aztex 4–1
4–28–10 Austin Aztex Haiti 0–0

2010 US Open Cup[edit]

Date Home Team Away Team Score PKs
06–15–10 Austin Dallas-Fort Worth Tornados 3 – 0
06–22–10 Austin Arizona Sahuaros 3 – 1
06–29–10 Chivas USA Austin 1 – 0

Regular season[edit]

USL Conference
Pos Club Pts GP W L D GF GA GD Details
1 Rochester Rhinos 54 30 16 8 6 38 24 +14 Details
2 Austin Aztex 53 30 15 7 8 53 40 +13 Details
3 Portland Timbers 49 30 13 7 10 34 23 +11 Details
4 NSC Minnesota Stars 40 30 11 12 7 32 36 −4 Details
5 Puerto Rico Islanders 37 30 9 11 10 37 35 +2 Details
6 FC Tampa Bay 32 30 7 12 11 41 46 −5 Details
Final regular season standings. Based on the results at the USSF D-2 schedule table
2010 USSF Division 2 playoff structure
Conference leaders automatically qualify for playoffs
The remaining six teams with the highest point totals, regardless of conference, also advance to the playoffs.
Date Home Team Away Team Score Attendance Goals
4–11–10 Austin Aztex Montreal Impact 2–0 2,642 Olum 18', J Watson 77'
4–17–10 AC St. Louis Austin Aztex 1–2 5,695 Johnson 41', O'Garro 43', L Griffin 57'
4–25–10 Austin Aztex Rochester Rhinos 1–2 2,819 Hoxie 10' , L Griffin 19', Hamilton 65'
5–01–10 NSC Minnesota Stars Austin Aztex 1–2 753 Cvilikas 36' , Johnson 75', J Watson 83'
5–08–10 FC Tampa Bay Austin Aztex 2–2 8,082 King 10' , Johnson 28', J Watson 60', Christie 83'
5–16–10 Austin Aztex Crystal Palace Baltimore 2–1 3,569 L Watson 36', Mbuta 63' , J Watson 70'
5–19–10 Austin Aztex FC Tampa Bay 3–3 6,051 Marshall 28', Wheeler 35' , Johnson 45', Donho 45' , Johnson 53', Kljestan 88'
5–26–10 Miami FC Blues Austin Aztex 1–3 1,014 Alvarez 10', Veris 27' (own goal), Paulo Jr. 39' , Johnson 40'
5–29–10 Crystal Palace Baltimore Austin Aztex 0–2 1,231 J Watson 65', M Griffin 72'
6–05–10 Austin Aztex Puerto Rico Islanders 2–1 4,218 M Griffin 24', N Addlery 35', Alvarez 80'
6–09–10 Austin Aztex Portland Timbers 0–0 3,241
6–12–10 Austin Aztex Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1–2 2,841 Olum 45', Haber 68' , Khalfan 81'
6–19–10 Austin Aztex Miami FC Blues 3–1 2,143 M Griffin 23', Araujo 25' , M Griffin 65', M Griffin 87',
6–26–10 Miami FC Blues Austin Aztex 1–2 1,148 Johnson 44', Paulo Jr. 86', Johnson 88'
7–03–10 Austin Aztex Puerto Rico Islanders 1–1 4,050 Martínez 1' (own goal), Daniel 75'
7–09–10 Rochester Rhinos Austin Aztex 0–0 4,544
7–17–10 Austin Aztex AC St. Louis 2–0 3,702 J Watson 35', M Griffin 68'
7–31–10 Austin Aztex Miami FC Blues 3–1 3,228 Johnson 44', Olum 47', Thompson 75', McFayden 90'
8–07–10 Austin Aztex FC Tampa Bay 4–2 3,672 Needham 16', L Watson 18', Sanchez 21' , Tan 25' , Needham 35', M Griffin 45'
8–14–10 Puerto Rico Islanders Austin Aztex 2–0 2,095 Foley 32' , Keon 68'
8–22–10 Austin Aztex Carolina Railhawks 3–2 4,188 Paladini 18' , Johnson 32', Marchall 66', Patterson 81', Russell 83'
8–26–10 Portland Timbers Austin Aztex 1–1 14,985 Dike 4' , Silva 26'
8–29–10 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Austin Aztex 2–2 5,288 Stewart 32' , Marshall 44', Mobulu 52' , Johnson 80'
9–04–10 Austin Aztex NSC Minnesota Stars 2–0 3,744 Johnson 24', 80'
9–11–10 Puerto Rico Islanders Austin Aztex 3–1 2,864 J Watson 18', Delgado 61' , Jagdeosingh 70' , Faña 87'
9–16–10 FC Tampa Bay Austin Aztex 1–1 1,698 M Griffin 50', King 90+'
9–18–10 AC St. Louis Austin Aztex 2–1 2,620 Stisser 61' , Johnson 90+', Kreamalmeyer 90+'
9–25–10 Austin Aztex AC St. Louis 4–2 5,800 Callahan 14', Bernard 30', Gauchinho 35' , Kreamalmeyer 40' , M Griffin 50', Patterson 90+'
10–01–10 Carolina Railhawks Austin Aztex 3–1 2,728 Bernard 44' (own goal), M Griffin 45', Barbara 84' , Heinemann 90'
10–03–10 Montreal Impact Austin Aztex 0–2 12,608 Le Gall 26' , Placentino 87'

Road attendance numbers are italicized. Non-Austin goals are italicized.

Playoffs[edit]

By beating the Carolina Railhawks on August 24, the Aztex clinched a playoff spot for the first time in the team history. Although Austin ended the regular season with the second best record in the US second division, they were seeded third overall. They opened up their quarterfinal series on the road against the Montreal Impact on October 6, where they lost 2–0 in rainy conditions.[5] The Aztex return to Austin for the second leg of the series on October 9, and lost 2–3. This gave Montreal the win in the series with an aggregate score of 5–2.[6]

Each round is a two-game aggregate goal series. Home teams for the first game of each series listed at the bottom of the bracket.
  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                         
1 Rochester Rhinos 0 2 2  
8 Puerto Rico Islanders 2 1 3  
  5 Vancouver Whitecaps 0 0 0  
  8 Puerto Rico Islanders (a.e.t.) 0 2 2  
4 Portland Timbers 0 1 1
5 Vancouver Whitecaps 2 0 2  
  2 Carolina RailHawks 0 1 1
  8 Puerto Rico Islanders 2 1 3
3 Austin Aztex 0 2 2  
6 Montreal Impact 2 3 5  
  2 Carolina RailHawks 0 2 2
  6 Montreal Impact 1 0 1  
2 Carolina RailHawks 0 4 4
7 NSC Minnesota Stars 0 0 0  
Date Home Team Away Team Score Attendance Goals
First round
10–06–10 Montreal Impact Austin Aztex 2–0 7,962 Gerba 39' , Gerba 76'
10–09–10 Austin Aztex Montreal Impact 2–3 2,872 Gerba 4' , M Griffin 43', Gerba 49' , Johnson 57', Sebrango 89'

Road attendance numbers are italicized. Non-Austin goals are italicized.

Stats[edit]

Full Season

Field Players

No Player GP Min G A S F

Goalkeepers

No Player GP GAA Min GA W L T CS Saves

GP – games played, Min – Minutes played, G – Goals scored, A – Assists, S – Shots, F – Fouls
GAA – Goals Against Average, GA – Goals Against, W – Wins, L – Loses, T – Ties, CS – Clean Sheets

References[edit]

  1. ^ White, Colby M. "Aztex-Haiti match raises $11,500". Austin American-Statesman. Archived from the original on May 1, 2010. Retrieved May 4, 2010. Aztex-Haiti match raises $11,500
  2. ^ White, Colby M. "Aztex, Tampa Bay play to 3–3 tie". Austin American-Statesman. Archived from the original on May 26, 2010. Retrieved May 24, 2010. Aztex, Tampa Bay play to 3–3 tie
  3. ^ "Rochester and Austin Clinch Playoff Spots After Week 20 Action of the USSF D-2 Pro League". US Soccer. August 23, 2010. Retrieved September 27, 2010. Rochester and Austin Clinch Playoff Spots After Week 20 Action of the USSF D-2 Pro League
  4. ^ http://austinaztex.com/team/roster/index.html
  5. ^ "Aztex lose playoff game in Montreal". KVUE. October 6, 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Austin Aztex end season with loss". The Austin American-Statesman. October 9, 2010. Archived from the original on October 12, 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2010.