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Austin Bold FC
Austin Bold FC (2018–).png
Full nameAustin Bold Football Club
FoundedAugust 9, 2017; 15 months ago (2017-08-09)
Stadium Bold Stadium
ChairmanBobby Epstein
Head coach Marcelo Serrano
League USL Championship

Austin Bold FC is an upcoming American professional soccer team based in Austin, Texas. Founded in 2017, the team plans to make its debut in the USL Championship in 2019. [1] [2] [3]


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]


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 hopes to build up his franchise fan base and use public perception and city government to keep Precourt from founding a team, perhaps purchasing the franchise rights himself. Epstein has been criticized for his tactics, including hiring petition campaigners who are accused of lying to the public. [5] [6] [7]

Players and staff


As of December 12, 2018[ citation needed]
No. Position Player Nation
Midfielder Faris Abdi   Saudi Arabia
Midfielder Xavier Báez   Mexico
Defender Edson Braafheid   Netherlands
Midfielder Darío Conca   Argentina
Midfielder Thomas de Villardi   France
Midfielder Sonny Guadarrama   United States
Forward Kléber   Brazil
Defender Sean McFarlane   Jamaica
Forward Isaac Promise   Nigeria
Midfielder Marcelo Saragosa   Brazil
Midfielder Valeri Saramutin   Russia
Goalkeeper Ryan Thompson   Jamaica
Forward Kris Tyrpak   United States
Defender London Woodberry   United States

Head coaches

  • 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 0 0 0 0 !



  1. ^ "USL Announces Return to Austin in 2019". Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Austin pro soccer franchise will roll in 2019 in 5,000-seat COTA venue". Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Austin Bold FC Hosts Official Launch". 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". Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  6. ^ FOX. "Austin PAC says they mistakenly used 'racist' frog in ad against Adler". KTBC. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  7. ^ FOX. "Caught on Video: Petitioners giving misinformation about MLS stadium deal". KTBC. Retrieved November 13, 2018.

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