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The most informative and longest-running soccer podcast in Central Texas, hosted by members of Austin Anthem, the supporters group for Austin FC. Each episode, your hosts discuss the latest Austin FC, MLS, NWSL, and World Soccer news – as well as upcoming events and happenings in the Austin soccer supporter community.
 
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Phil West joins Jon Arnold and Victor Araiza to recap a week of defeats for the Texas MLS teams. A week where Victor and Phil switched places, with Phil covering the Dynamo for Victor, while Victor treated himself to an Austin FC match at Q2 Stadium. The three of them also discuss the Gold Cup action thus far, primarily Mexico’s 0-0 draw. 1:30 - Ph…
 
Chris Bils and Victor Araiza join Jon Arnold to talk about everything from Gold Cup to MLS transfers this week, as the Gold Cup semi final matchups are set, and there was a full week of MLS action to pontificate. There were a number of big stories this week in MLS, including transfer rumors following a Ricardo Pepi hat trick, and Austin FC closing …
 
Episode 80: This week Matt, Mark, Robert and Conor recap the woeful Seattle performance, They chat about transfers and where oh weather they might be. They also talk some USWNT and Gold Cup. Music by Fastball Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events Circle Brewing Watch Parties - July 29th USMNT Gold Cup Semifinal vs Qatar (6:30pm), July 31st v Colorado (8…
 
Chris Bils is back from Ohio to talk USMNT, after they beat Canada to win Group B in Kansas City. Victor breaks down all the action from Houston, while Jon ponders what has been going so wrong for FC Dallas. Also, Producer Ross and Chris weigh in on Austin FC’s friendly against Tigres. 1:00 - Chris was in Kansas City to take in US vs. Canada. The U…
 
Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events Home Watch Parties at Circle Brewing - July 13th v Tigres and July 22nd v Seattle Podcast off next week - Next Episode the week of July 26th Check Newsletter and Slack for links to buy tickets to the August 7th v FC Frisco. Bus info coming soon Austin FC Updates LAFC Recap Conor’s Game Notes Why play a meaningless g…
 
Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events Watch Party Wednesday 4pm Circle Brewing v LAFC ABW / Anthem Collector Can #4 available Prideraiser Results - 7 goals and shutouts made for a total of $770 for OutYouth Austin FC Updates WE WON!!! 4-1 v Portland LAFC Preview Moussa Djitte transfer from Grenoble Foot 38 World Soccer Updates Italy v Spain and England …
 
Chris Bils reflects on a special night for Austin FC, in which the Verde got their first home win and scored their first goals at home, Jon breaks down FC Dallas’ draw against Vancouver and talks about the special connection between Ricardo Pepi and Jesus Ferreira, and Victor speaks on Houston’s draw with Cincinnati. 1:00 - Austin FC’s first home w…
 
This week Conor and Robert hold down the fort. They talk about the Minnesota match, drawing again at the Tree House and another MLS cash grab. Ohh and you will also get some more predictions. Music by Lolita Lynn. Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events Watch Party - Circle Brewing July 1st v Portland - Game Starts at 8:30p Last week for Prideraiser - Ben…
 
Jon Arnold reflects on FC Dallas first win since early May while Chris Bils tries to dissect what's wrong with Austin FC after another draw and Victor Araiza lets us know about the new owner of the Houston Dynamo and Dash. 1:02 - Analyzing a win FC Dallas desperately needed 3:02 - Is Pepi the starting forward from now on? 6:32 - The logjam in the W…
 
This week all four hosts are back together to discuss the atmosphere of our first home match and preview the next two matches against Minnesota and Columbus. As a special treat Conor goes full stats nerd on our third DP slot. Music by Think No Think. Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events Wednesday Watch Parties - South Location Easy Tiger South Lamar, N…
 
Chris Bils tells Jon Arnold and Victor Araiza about his experience covering Austin FC's first match at Q2 Stadium, sharing thoughts on atmosphere, transit and the long journey to get to this point for fans of the game in the capital city. They also chat about FC Dallas' continued issues at Toyota Stadium and how the Houston Dynamo are maintaining t…
 
Conor, Mark and Robert go over last week's SKC match, multiple upcoming watch parties, the first and second matches ever at the Tree House, a wild weekend in Euro 2020 and some Int’l predictions. Music by LAU Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events Wednesday June 16th - USWNT Watch Party - Circle Brewing - Noon to End of Match Saturday June 19th - First H…
 
Chris Bils joins Jon Arnold and Victor Araiza to talk about the buzz in Austin with Q2 Stadium set to open Wednesday and host its first Austin FC match Saturday. Plus, thoughts on potential Texas MLS All-Stars, FC Dallas' new midfielder & why the Dynamo need a statement in Los Angeles. :45 - The feeling in Austin with the stadium set to open 2:20 -…
 
With no Austin FC game this past weekend to discuss, the Anthem pod turns its attention to the upcoming 2020 European Championships. 2021, but still called 2020. We dunno why, either, ask UEFA! Mark and Conor are joined by Austin Chronicle's Eric Goodman to review each of the Euro Groups, speculate on which teams are most likely to progress to the …
 
With the MLS season paused for a weekend due to the international break, Phil West and Ross Fisher joined Chris Bils, as well as Victor Araiza calling in from Denver, to break down US Soccer’s 3-2 win over bitter rivals Mexico in the CONCACAF Nations League Final. 7:00 - Phil speaks on the win’s significance for the young crop of USMNT players. 8:0…
 
This week Jorge, Robert and Matt talk about the Seattle draw, VAR being our friend finally, a week off, a huge accomplishment for a US player and some more predictions. Music by Riverboat Gamblers. Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events Pride Raiser through July 1st Match. Pledge per goal/shutout. Proceeds to OutYouth SKC Watch Party - June 12th - Dreaml…
 
With the June international break upon us, Jon Arnold, Chris Bils and Victor Araiza look back and evaluate the performances of FC Dallas, Austin FC and the Houston Dynamo to this point in the season plus 1:42 - Weekend lookback focusing on Austin's draw with the Seattle Sounders 4:24 - Letter grade for Austin FC so far this season 8:24 - Highlights…
 
Robert and Mark go it alone this week and talk about an all day watch party, recap the Nashville match, preview this weekend's Seattle match and make some predictions. Robert also interviews Sebastian Berhalter. Music by Stephanie Hunt Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events May 30th - All Day Watch Party at Oscar Blues Every Wednesday at Circle Brewing -…
 
Victor Araiza, Jon Arnold and Chris Bils chat about potential new ownership for the Houston Dynamo, plus the team's current hot streak with two wins in the last three games. Then, they look at Austin FC's struggles in Nashville and FC Dallas getting just one point despite being the better team against Real Salt Lake. The show closes with each write…
 
This week Robert, Mark and Matt welcome Conor back for the first time in a few weeks. We recap the LA Galaxy loss, look ahead to the Nashville match, make some more predictions and talk about a very special Verde release. Music by Joe Barksdale Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events May 23rd Watch Party at Celis Brewing with Alternate Locations at Dreaml…
 
Texas' MLS teams went on the road Saturday and came back with zero points between the three of them. Jon Arnold, Chris Bils and Victor Araiza chat about which, if any, should be panicking. Then, they talk about how the newly released salary numbers reframe some of the discussions about each team's roster before closing with their top story on The S…
 
Mark, Robert and Matt go over the Sporting Kansas City match which saw Alex Ring receive his first Red card ever, A preview of the LA Galaxy match, predictions and a horrible MLS rebrand that nobody wanted. Music by Elijah Delgado Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events Anthem Supporters Social night - Wednesdays 6:30 at Circle Brewing May 15th Watch Part…
 
Jon Arnold and Victor Araiza explain why both FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo will have wanted more from Saturday's rivalry match, and Chris Bils checks in from Kansas City, catching his breath after Austin FC's loss to Sporting Kansas City after leading most of the match. Plus, The Striker Texas executive director Roberto Silva visits to share hi…
 
This week Mark, Robert and Matt recap Minnesota, Robert and Mark interview LWOS KC writer Daniel Sperry about the upcoming SKC match, Verde Beer and more predictions. Music by Lowin Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events May 9th Sporting KC Watch Parties 6:30pm Haymaker and Whitestone Brewery Every Wednesday 6:30 at Circle Brewing - Anthem Supporters Nig…
 
Jon Arnold and Victor Araiza stay at arm's length with the teams they cover set to do battle in the Texas Derby this weekend. In addition to analyzing Saturday's match, they also look back at FC Dallas' win over the Portland Timbers, the Houston Dynamo's draw with LAFC & Chris Bils chimes in to explain how Austin FC put together its first-ever win …
 
This week Robert, Matt and Jorge spend the show gushing over our first win, first goals and how amazing the trip to Denver was. We also interview Austin FC defender Aedan Stanley. Music by Magna Carda Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events May 1st at Celis Brewing for Minnesota Watch Party May 9th at Haymaker for Sporting KC Watch Party See All of our Wa…
 
After a weekend hitting the road to cover Texas' MLS teams for The Striker Texas, Victor Araiza, Chris Bils and Jon Arnold reconvene to chat about Austin FC's first-ever win, FC Dallas' big home stretch after falling in San Jose and how the Dynamo need to bounce back - plus the best thing they ate all weekend. 2:00 - Thoughts on Austin FC's first w…
 
Episode 68: Claire Partain from Austonia News guest co-hosts with Matt, Conor, and Mark to celebrate the first MLS match of Austin FC, look ahead to the match against the Colorado Rapids, and to rant on the short-lived Super League. Music by Calliope Musicals. Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events 4/24: Austin FC vs Colorado Rapids Adelbert's Brewery 23…
 
#MLSIsBack and with it season debuts for all three Texas MLS teams. Chris Bils checks in from Los Angeles with a report for what happened on and off the field for Austin FC, plus Victor Araiza has thoughts on Memo Rodriguez and the Houston Dynamo and Jon Arnold talks tactics from FC Dallas' draw with the Colorado Rapids. 2:03 - Winners of the weeke…
 
Matt, Conor, Robert and Mark take on the upcoming season, the upcoming Austin FC match, and introduce our new Host Prediction League. They also discuss this weekend's watch party and give a huge shout out to another Austin supporter group. Music by Mobley. Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events This Saturday’s Watch Party 11am - 11pm at Circle Brewing Co…
 
Chris Bils, Victor Araiza and Jon Arnold look back briefly on La Copita and MLS commissioner Don Garber's visit to the capital city before turning the gaze on each team's regular season opener. 2:10 - Houston's biggest preseason lesson 2:52 - Austin's biggest preseason lesson 3:49 - FC Dallas' biggest preseason lesson 5:20 - Notes on the design of …
 
This week Mark, Robert, Matt and Conor tackle La Copita, a new Austin FC partnership that may have gone to the dogs and Mark’s love of many other MLS teams not named Austin FC. Music by Dossey. Austin FC Updates New Partnerships Austin Pets Alive and AFC Partnership - Honorary Mascot Auto Partnership with Lexus Schedule Released - What are your top…
 
Chris Bils and Victor Araiza chat about a game fans actually were able to watch with the Houston Dynamo beating Austin FC in the teams' La Copita opener. Meanwhile Jon Arnold chats about FC Dallas' biggest positional battles and which coach is the best dressed in Texas. :45 - First impressions from La Copita opener 5:10 - What 90 minutes against an…
 
Chris Bils, Victor Araiza & Jon Arnold are back and discuss the challenges and joys of getting information during the MLS preseason. Where are each team's biggest position battles and who will win La Copita? 2:26 - MLS preseason overreaction 10:04 - Chris' morsels from Austin FC's tight-lipped preseason matches 13:05 - What each team needs to learn…
 
Conor, Robert, Mark and Jorge chat about preseason match number one, US Mens National Team news and give their Champions and Europa League predictions. Music By Bandolier Austin FC Updates Diageo named Spirits Sponsor - Captain Morgan Club Preseason Victory - OKC Energy FC 5-1 La Copita Copa Tejas Division One - Supporters Cup Anthem Updates / Upco…
 
Chris Bils, Victor Araiza and Jon Arnold preview The Striker Texas' Media Week plus chat about MLS preseason and the secrecy which most teams are guarding about their preparations for the 2021 campaign. They also look at a few events coming to Austin and, inspired by FC Dallas' Nkosi Burgess, debate which color they'd dye their hair were they given…
 
Matt, Mark and Robert dig into a new installment of Trash or Cash!. We have updates on Austin FC opening matches and more exciting news. Annah Hackett joins us to talk about how she fell in love with Soccer. Music by Hong Kong Wigs. Austin FC Updates Opening Matches - April 17 at LAFC, April 24 at Colorado, June 19 vs San Jose at Q2 Official/announ…
 
Chris Bils, Victor Araiza and Jon Arnold discuss MLS season openers for Austin FC, the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas plus evaluate each team's forward situation and then look at the chances FCD forward Jesus Ferreira and the United States U-23 team qualifies for Tokyo. 0:21 - MLS home openers announced 6:15 - Danny Hoesen looking to prove himself as…
 
Matt, Conor, Mark and new co-host Robert go over new player signings, a new Austin FC sponsor, and we bring back your favorite new segment “Trash or Cash”. Tony Cardone joins us to chat about the Winter Sucks initiative as well as Anthem news and updates from the world of soccer. Music by Western Youth. Austin FC Updates Welcome to Austin FC, Žan K…
 
Does FC Dallas, Austin FC or the Houston Dynamo employ the best MLS player in the state of Texas? Chris, Victor and Jon debate who comes out on top and talk about how that could change as the 2021 season progresses. Plus, the guys play News or Snooze and reveal just how interested they are in FC Dallas' new jersey sponsor and a Dynamo mainstay's in…
 
In a very special episode of the podcast, Mark Turner interviews MLS legend, Wolde Harris. Interview They talk about his career spanning records at Clemson, his MLS years, and playing for the Jamaican National Team. Wolde also gives his thoughts on Austin FC and the team being put together here. Enjoy. Reminders Austin Anthem is the Supporters Grou…
 
A show to warm your soul, if not your bones. Discussing our favorite moments from the Texas Soccer Summit, new Austin FC signing Tomás Pochettino, Houston Dynamo FC re-signing Boniek Garcia and Maynor Figueroa, and more moved for FC Dallas young players. Plus, we get into the plans all three Texas MLS teams are making to play each other in preseaso…
 
Matt, Conor, and Mark cover a ton of updates regarding the MLS season, play “Trash or Cash” vs the new MLS kits, there’s CONCACAF talk, and your latest updates on Anthem happenings and upcoming events. Music by The Well. Austin FC Updates Aiming for a June opener at Q2 with completion in Early Spring Nearing the signing of Pochettino Aren’t we alre…
 
It's a big week at The Striker Texas with the debut of The 2021 Texas Soccer Summit. Jon Arnold, Chris Bils and Victor Araiza get you prepared for what to expect from the free virtual conference running Feb. 10-13 at texassoccersummit.com. After that, they provide the latest updates on Austin FC, Houston Dynamo FC and FC Dallas. 0:20 - Introducing …
 
Kicking off the week of The Striker Texas launch, Jon Arnold, Chris Bils and Victor Araiza discuss the latest in Texas MLS news. 0:40- Jesús Ferreira's breaks out with the USMNT as proud godfather Dabo Swinney witnesses Tanner Tessman's debut. Where has this Ferreira been for FC Dallas? 7:30- When in Rome? The Bryan Reynolds saga (finally) appears …
 
Guest co-host Rachael Kriger joins Matt, Conor, and Mark to discuss the Austin FC Legends Jersey release, the Q2 Stadium announcement, signing updates, Anthem news, and of course MLS, NWSL, and World soccer happenings. Music by Pope Coke. Anthem Updates / Upcoming Events Board voting. Paid members should make sure they vote by the deadline at the e…
 
Jon Arnold, Victor Araiza and Jon Arnold discuss all the news across Texas MLS, including the unveiling of Q2 Stadium in Austin, the ongoing Bryan Reynolds saga in Dallas, and whether a bolstered back line is enough for Houston fans to feel comfortable heading into 2021. And it wouldn't be a first episode without a bit of late breaking news! The gu…
 
Anthem Updates Anthem Board Election information Austin FC Updates Announcement of “Legends” kit - featuring Anthem members and and other Austin FC supporters. Heineken the new Official Import Beer of Austin FC Josh Wolff eligible for the National Soccer Hall of Fame as a Player Candidate Many players and their families are already in town New sign…
 
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