Austin Bold FC

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Austin Bold FC
Austin Bold FC logo 2018.svg
Full nameAustin Bold Football Club
FoundedAugust 9, 2017; 2 years ago (2017-08-09)
StadiumBold Stadium
Capacity5,000
ChairmanBobby Epstein
Head coachMarcelo Serrano
LeagueUSL Championship
20198th, Western Conference
Playoffs: Conference Quarterfinals
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Austin Bold FC is an American professional soccer team located in Austin, Texas. Founded in 2017, the team made its debut in the USL Championship in 2019.[1][2][3]

Stadium[edit]

The club will play at a newly constructed stadium on the grounds of the Circuit of the Americas race track, to be located between the amphitheater and the grand plaza.[4] The first goal in the stadium was scored by Kleber Giacomazzi in a 1–0 win against San Antonio FC on March 30, 2019.[citation needed]

Ownership[edit]

Bobby Epstein, chairman of the Circuit of the Americas, has led the ownership group after becoming majority owner 2017. He is currently involved in a public relations battle with Anthony Precourt who has been sanctioned by Major League Soccer to create a franchise in Austin after selling his stake amid controversy in the Columbus Crew. Epstein has been criticized for his tactics, including hiring petition campaigners who are accused of lying to the public.[5][6][7]

Sponsorship[edit]

Period Kit Manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
2019–present BLK Ascension Seton[8]

Players and staff[edit]

Roster[edit]

As of August 28, 2019[9]
No. Position Player Nation
2 Defender Jorge Troncoso  Chile
3 Defender Edson Braafheid  Netherlands
4 Defender Jermaine Taylor  Jamaica
5 Defender Ismaila Jome  Gambia
6 Defender Brecc Evans (on loan from North Texas SC)  United States
7 Forward Billy Forbes  Turks and Caicos Islands
8 Midfielder Xavier Báez  Mexico
9 Forward Kléber  Brazil
13 Forward Roberto Avila  United States
15 Defender Amobi Okugo  United States
17 Defender Sean McFarlane  Jamaica
18 Defender Fabien Garcia  France
19 Forward Kris Tyrpak  United States
20 Defender Josué Soto  United States
21 Midfielder Thomas de Villardi  France
23 Goalkeeper Ryan Thompson  Jamaica
24 Goalkeeper Diego Restrepo  United States
27 Midfielder Valeri Saramutin  Russia
30 Forward Ates Diouf  Senegal
33 Midfielder Sonny Guadarrama  United States
34 Defender Gustavo Rissi (on loan from Cruzeiro)  Brazil
45 Forward Ema Twumasi (on loan from FC Dallas)  Ghana
66 Midfielder Omar Ciss  Senegal
99 Forward André Lima  Brazil
  1. ^
    Austin Bold Academy Contract

Staff[edit]

Team records[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

As of November 2, 2019
Season USL Championship Play-offs U.S. Open Cup Top scorer 1 Head coach
P W L D GF GA Pts Pos Player Goals
2019 34 13 12 9 53 52 48 8th, Western Conference quarterfinals 4th Round Brazil André Lima 14 Brazil Marcelo Serrano

^ 1. Top scorer includes statistics from league matches only.

Head coaches[edit]

  • Includes USL regular season, USL playoffs, U.S. Open Cup. Excludes friendlies.
Coach Nationality Start End Games Win Loss Draw Win %
Marcelo Augusto Silva Serrano  Brazil August 3, 2018 present 39 16 14 9 041.03

Average attendance[edit]

Year Reg. season Playoffs
2019 2,395 2,656

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USL Announces Return to Austin in 2019". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Austin pro soccer franchise will roll in 2019 in 5,000-seat COTA venue". Mystatesman.com. Archived from the original on June 30, 2018. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Austin Bold FC Hosts Official Launch". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  4. ^ Bils, Chris. "Austin Bold FC breaks ground on stadium, signs former Liga MX midfielder". Austin American-Statesman.
  5. ^ "Austin PAC Under Fire for Transphobic Comments, Racist Campaign Ad". Spectrumlocalnews.com. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  6. ^ "Austin PAC says they mistakenly used 'racist' frog in ad against Adler". Fox7austin.com. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "Caught on Video: Petitioners giving misinformation about MLS stadium deal". Fox7austin.com. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "Austin Bold FC Unveils Inaugural Jersey and Announces Partnership with Ascension Seton". Austinboldfc.com. March 5, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  9. ^ "Austin Bold FC Roster". Austin Bold FC. Retrieved August 28, 2019.

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