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The Verde Report: The Cautionary Tale
The Cautionary Tale
Austin FC looks to learn lessons from FC Cincinnati's first few seasons

Eric Goodman, Nov. 24, 2021

The Verde Report: So What Happens Now?
So What Happens Now?
Austin FC's season comes to a close but TVR stays on the beat

Eric Goodman, Nov. 18, 2021

The Verde Report: Austin FC Struggled on the Field but Thrived off the Field in Memorable First Season
Austin FC Struggled on the Field but Thrived off the Field in Memorable First Season
ATXFC’s passionate fans carried them through the good times and the bad

Eric Goodman, Nov. 11, 2021

The Verde Report: Coach Wolff Candidly Assesses Austin FC’s First Season
Coach Wolff Candidly Assesses Austin FC’s First Season
“We're going to be better in the second year for everything that we've gone through in this first year”

Eric Goodman, Nov. 4, 2021

The Verde Report: Austin FC Must “Accept Its Mission” by Winning Copa Tejas
Austin FC Must “Accept Its Mission” by Winning Copa Tejas
In-state bragging rights on the line at Saturday's clash with Dallas FC

Eric Goodman, Oct. 28, 2021

The Verde Report: Can Copa Tejas Salvage Austin FC’s Season?
Can Copa Tejas Salvage Austin FC’s Season?
Which Texas squad will walk away with the honors?

Eric Goodman, Oct. 21, 2021

The Verde Report: Three Questions Austin FC Must Answer in Its Final Six Games
Three Questions Austin FC Must Answer in Its Final Six Games
A supreme striker, mid-week matches, and more Qs in need of an A

Eric Goodman, Oct. 14, 2021

The Verde Report: With MLS on Break, World Cup Qualifying Madness Arrives in Austin
With MLS on Break, World Cup Qualifying Madness Arrives in Austin

Eric Goodman, Oct. 7, 2021

The Verde Report: McKinze Gaines Caps Off ATX Homecoming With “Unforgettable” Goal
McKinze Gaines Caps Off ATX Homecoming With “Unforgettable” Goal
Summer addition wows his hometown crowd against the LA Galaxy

Eric Goodman, Sept. 30, 2021

The Verde Report: Lessons From an Austin FC Collapse
Lessons From an Austin FC Collapse
What needs to get fixed if the Verde are going to start winning in a near-ish future

Eric Goodman, Sept. 23, 2021

The Verde Report: Tough Decisions After Latest Damning Loss
Tough Decisions After Latest Damning Loss
The fans show up even when the team doesn't

Eric Goodman, Sept. 16, 2021

The Verde Report: Will Longhorn Football Crowd Out Austin FC?
Will Longhorn Football Crowd Out Austin FC?
Burnt Orange is back. Can the Verde still keep Austin sports fans interested?

Eric Goodman, Sept. 9, 2021

The Verde Report: Consistency Eludes Austin FC as Expansion Season Pressure Mounts
Consistency Eludes Austin FC as Expansion Season Pressure Mounts
The Verde suffer team's biggest defensive meltdown to date

Eric Goodman, Sept. 2, 2021

The Verde Report: After “Humbling” Experience, Cecilio Domínguez Returns to Star Form
After “Humbling” Experience, Cecilio Domínguez Returns to Star Form
To turn the season around, he's going to need to bring the heat

Eric Goodman, Aug. 26, 2021

The Verde Report: Debating Austin FC After the First Half of the Season
Debating Austin FC After the First Half of the Season
Our soccer columnist argues with himself over how bleak (or is it bright?) the Verde outlook really is

Eric Goodman, Aug. 19, 2021

The Verde Report: Austin FC at Midseason
Austin FC at Midseason
How El Tree can still make its playoff mission a reality

Eric Goodman, Aug. 12, 2021

The Verde Report: A Well-Timed Burst of Fresh Talent
A Well-Timed Burst of Fresh Talent
Driussi, Gaines signings spark hope for more goals

Eric Goodman, Aug. 5, 2021

The Verde Report: Austin Is Getting Great Soccer, Just Not From Austin FC
Austin Is Getting Great Soccer, Just Not From Austin FC
The Verde sit dead last in the Western Conference

Eric Goodman, July 29, 2021

The Verde Report: Where Should the Verde Add Help?
Where Should the Verde Add Help?
The transfer window offers an opportunity to plug holes in the roster

Eric Goodman, July 22, 2021

The Verde Report: The Honeymoon Is Ending. It’s Time for Austin FC to Earn Its Support.
The Honeymoon Is Ending. It’s Time for Austin FC to Earn Its Support.
Three things Austin FC needs to do to get some momentum going

Eric Goodman, July 15, 2021

The Verde Report: First Home Win Showed What Austin FC Can Mean for MLS’s Quest for Relevance
First Home Win Showed What Austin FC Can Mean for MLS’s Quest for Relevance

Eric Goodman, July 8, 2021

The Verde Report: Austin FC’s Goalkeeper Playing at All-Star Level
Austin FC’s Goalkeeper Playing at All-Star Level
Brad Stuver leads MLS with 54 saves through 11 games

Eric Goodman, July 1, 2021

The Verde Report: Stakes Raise as Rivals Columbus Crew Come to Town
Stakes Raise as Rivals Columbus Crew Come to Town
A win will feel positively critical against the Crew at Sunday’s second-ever home match

Eric Goodman, June 24, 2021

The Verde Report: How Austin FC Survived the Road Trip From Hell
How Austin FC Survived the Road Trip From Hell
The tyro club has been through the MLS ringer

Eric Goodman, June 17, 2021

The Verde Report: Unable to Gather, Austin FC Players Find Friendship in Fans
Unable to Gather, Austin FC Players Find Friendship in Fans
How the Verde squad is settling into Austin

Eric Goodman, June 10, 2021

The Verde Report: A Reflective Alex Ring Puts That Red Card in the Rear View
A Reflective Alex Ring Puts That Red Card in the Rear View

Eric Goodman, June 3, 2021

The Verde Report: Fantastic Goals and Where to Find Them
Fantastic Goals and Where to Find Them
Three steps for more scoring opportunities

Eric Goodman, May 27, 2021

The Verde Report: Austin FC Sees Path to First-Year Success in Nashville SC
Austin FC Sees Path to First-Year Success in Nashville SC
Sunday rivals offer a blueprint for first-year MLS success for a small market club

Eric Goodman, May 20, 2021

The Verde Report: Ring’s Red Steers Austin FC Season Off Track
Ring’s Red Steers Austin FC Season Off Track
Team captain’s red card leaves ATXFC vulnerable in upcoming LA Galaxy match

Eric Goodman, May 13, 2021

The Verde Report: Answering the Burning Austin FC Question
Answering the Burning Austin FC Question
A brand-new team is shaping up to be better than anyone anticipated

Eric Goodman, May 6, 2021

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