Everybody knows that Austin is a sports town. We zealously support our home teams. Now the Austinot is giving you another opportunity to fly your local colors.
The Austin Aztex is the official soccer team of our capital city. With a loyal following across the city, the Aztex brings high competition soccer to Austin. Whether you are a long-term fan or a complete novice, you need to experience the soccer scene in Austin.
About the Austin Aztex
The Austin Aztex is a minor league soccer team that’s cut from the cloth that makes Austin such a great city. To show you what I mean, here’s the team’s mission statement from its website:
The Austin Aztex are committed to being Austin’s professional soccer team, while providing a winning and entertaining style of soccer. We will represent Austin by building strong local partnerships, developing local players, and serving as a resource to the local soccer community.
Local business, talented community athletes, and a passionate fan base make the Aztex this city’s ideal team. If you support the following goals, then you probably are (or should become) an Aztex fanatic:
- Bringing high-level soccer to Austin
- Turning talented players into professional players
- Cultivating a passionate soccer culture in Central Texas
- Supporting local business whenever possible
These goals may seem lofty to some people. Austin, Texas is deep in football country, so other sports may seem under-represented here. While Austin does bleed burnt orange for our Longhorns football, the soccer community is perhaps even more passionate. Fans root on the Aztex from the stands of House Park on a weekly basis, not to mention the pubs showing the games as well.
The Aztex fans celebrate for good reason, too. The talent of the Aztex coaching staff and players is hard to rival. The team has sent dozens of their players into professional soccer around the world, and many MLS aficionados respect the team’s impressive tournament record.
As of right now, the Aztex is leading the pack among its league. The team is currently undefeated during this season, after traveling across state to defeat formidable teams like the Laredo Heat.
But all that may change on June 1, 2013. The Aztex face the team they are tied with for the lead: Oklahoma City FC. Austin versus Oklahoma to see who comes out on top. Sound familiar? It is sure to be a clash of titans, and you can be a part of the action as it goes down this Saturday.
How to Win Tickets to Saturday’s Game [Contest Closed]
The Austinot is offering two sets of four Aztex tickets each. You can use the tickets at any Aztex game. Bring your friends or family along at absolutely no cost. Each set of tickets has a $40 value, and you’ll experience an evening of high-action soccer for free.
Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win. We will randomly choose two winners from among those who leave a comment. The cut-off for the giveaway is 7 PM on May 30, 2013.
Don’t miss the chance to support an incredibly talented group of athletes who make Austin proud. See why people have been talking about Austin soccer and the Austin Aztex!
Have you been to an Aztex game before? What did you think?
Photo credit goes to Kathleen Pait. Thanks, Kathleen!