Pro Soccer Returns to Austin!

Pro Soccer Returns to Austin!

Professional soccer will return to Austin in 2019 after a three-year absence, with a rebranded USL franchise playing in a new 5,000-seat stadium at Circuit of the Americas.

COTA chairman Bobby Epstein will be the club’s majority owner in a rapidly growing United Soccer League, which expects to field at last 34 teams in 2019. Since Austin’s aborted USL startup in 2015, the USL has been elevated to Division II status, one step below Major League Soccer, and gained a television contract with ESPN.