AUSTIN, Texas — Officials from USL announced the team name and revealed the team logo and jerseys for the city’s professional soccer team as Austin Bold FC.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for soccer to succeed in Austin,” said Austin Bold FC general manager Roberto Silva. “We will have major league facilities, a 5,000-seat stadium, concessions that include adult beverages, and we’re recruiting players of an incredibly high caliber. This is a fantastic chance for the game to grow and flourish in this market and we are excited to bring all of it to the great soccer fans of Austin.”
The team will play its home matches in a 5,000-seat stadium at Circuit of The Americas.
The United Soccer League features 33 professional soccer teams in the United States and Canada, with seven new markets, that will start in 2019.
Austin Bold FC, led by head coach Marcelo Serrano, will kick off the spring 2019 season with select players including striker Kléber Giacomazzi de Souza Freitas, better known as Kléber, midfielder Marcelo Saragosa and left-back Edson Braafheid.