FULL INTERVIEW: Austin FC Sporting Director Claudio Reyna on first 3 games, building roster

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin FC is off to an impressive 2-1 start in their inaugural MLS season.

Sporting Director Claudio Reyna, along with head coach Josh Wolff, built the roster with every intention of being competitive from the start.

So far, so good.

Reyna was a guest on More Than the Score on The CW Austin this week to break down how the franchise built this inaugural roster. Reyna went in-depth on some of his impressions through the first three games.

He discusses the mix of veteran MLS players such as captain Alex Ring, defender Matt Besler, goalie Brad Stuver and midfielder Diego Fagundez (2 goals), who have something to prove, along with young guys like designated players Cecilio Dominguez (2 goals) and Tomas Pochettino.

Neither Dominguez nor Pochettino had previous MLS experience, but both are meshing tremendously within the squad.

Reyna also spoke about the business side and the huge crowds at the opening of Austin FC’s first merchandise store this past weekend.

Austin is back on the road this Sunday for a 6:30 p.m. match against Matt Besler’s former team, Sporting Kansas City.

CW Austin TV home for regional coverage of Austin FC

The CW Austin, KNVA, will be the television home for Austin FC soccer for both the 2021 and 2022 seasons. The channel will air a majority of Austin FC’s regional telecasts for the next two years.

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