AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin FC ended its 2021 campaign by falling 3-0 to the Portland Timbers, capping off an up-and-down inaugural season for MLS’ newest franchise.

Despite the loss, and a season filled with them, KXAN’s Wyatt Matson, Harley Tamplin and Nick Bannin are feeling optimistic for 2022. They explain why on this week’s episode of Final Whistle ATX.

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