2021-02-10 at 16:55 Day 1 - Executive - Can Texas become MLS' model state?
MLS Texas: Can Texas become MLS’ model state?
Moderator: Roberto Silva, The Striker Texas Executive Director and Co-Founder
Panelists: Andy Loughnane, President, Austin FC
Tab Ramos, Head Coach, Houston Dynamo
Andre Zanotta, Technical Director, FC Dallas
Texas has a rich soccer history at all levels of competition with noteworthy successes in MLS, including the Houston Dynamo’s two MLS Cup titles and 2018 U.S. Open Cup Championship, and FC Dallas capturing the 2016 Supporters’ Shield and a pair of U.S. Open Cup trophies. Austin FC has entered the fold this season and is already garnering attention across the league for its fan engagement, emphasis on local partnerships and state-of-the-art stadium. With Austin on board, Dallas placing increased focus on its academy and Houston’s recent rebranding in an effort to build a deeper connection with the city, can the state of Texas become a model for the rest of the league to follow?