The first-year squad will compete in MLS NEXT Pro beginning in 2023
Austin, TEXAS (December 13, 2022) – Austin FC unveiled today the name and brand for Austin FC II, the Club’s new MLS NEXT Pro team. Austin FC II will compete as one of 28 clubs in MLS NEXT Pro’s second season in 2023.
Austin FC II will have its own full technical and support staff and the team’s first Head Coach will be introduced at 12:00 p.m. CT today at Q2 Stadium, with media invited to attend.
Austin FC II’s will provide players the chance to develop and compete in a high-level, professional environment each day. Austin FC II will complete the pro player pathway between elite youth soccer (MLS NEXT) and MLS, for players to develop, improve, and potentially move up to the Austin FC first team.
Austin FC II will be comprised of first-team players on MLS contracts, players signed directly to Austin FC II and academy players on amateur contracts. The structure of Austin’s MLS NEXT Pro team is designed to allow for players at all levels of the organization to get the playing and training experience that is right for them at any given moment of their development throughout their season.
Player signings will be announced throughout the coming months in addition to more details on scheduling and competition format.
Austin FC II will train and operate alongside the Austin FC first team and academy teams out of St. David’s Performance Center.
More information on Austin FC II’s home venue will be released as soon as possible. Fans will be able to stream Austin FC II matches via MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.
Follow Austin FC II’s social channels (@AustinFCII) and check austinfc.com for regular updates on the club.