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Golazos galore! Making sense of Austin’s comeback in Houston, Dallas draw in KC

Golazos galore! Making sense of Austin’s comeback in Houston, Dallas draw in KC

May 2, 2022

The Striker Texas MLS writers Jon Arnold, Chris Bils and Victor Araiza recap Austin FC vs Houston Dynamo FC Copa Tejas game and take a look at the top golazos of the week!

  • 0:34 - What is the top golazo of the week?
  • 4:38 - Recap of Austin FC's win against Houston Dynamo in 1-2 game last weekend
  • 11:18 - Is Sebastián Driussi the best player in the league? 
  • 15:01 - Austin is on track but has received a fair amount of criticism, are they ready to step up to the challenge?
  • 18:18 - Austin FC supporters cautiously return to Houston after an incident last year
  • 21:36 - Beautiful goals from FC Dallas in 2-2 tied game against Sporting KC
  • 27:56 - We should feel encouraged by Texas soccer, all 3 teams are doing much better this year
  • 29:23 - Predicting final standings for Texas teams!
  • 31:45 - What did the MLS writers eat this week?

 

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FC Dallas takes Texas Derby late, Austin FC continues Western Conference climb

FC Dallas takes Texas Derby late, Austin FC continues Western Conference climb

April 25, 2022

MLS writers Jon Arnold, Chris Bils and Victor Araiza recap the Texas soccer weekend with updates on Copa Tejas matches and Cecilio Domínguez MLS investigation.

  • 1:00 - FC Dallas wins 2-1 against Houston Dynamo in Copa Tejas match 
  • 4:50 - On Memo Rodríguez + Houston feeling incomplete and playing catch up with FC Dallas 
  • 13:24 - Changes have been coming in the offseason for Houston, but the team is still missing a few pieces
  • 15:09 - On Austin FC's 3-0 win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • 20:37 - Previewing Austin FC vs Houston Dynamo
  • 26:21 - Houston needs to protect their home turf, what needs to change for them to land a statement win?
  • 30:24 - On MLS investigation into Austin FC's Cecilio Domínguez 

 

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Signature win’ for Austin FC in DC, Houston and Dallas tie

Signature win’ for Austin FC in DC, Houston and Dallas tie

April 19, 2022

MLS writers Jon Arnold, Chris Bils and Victor Araiza recap the Texas soccer weekend! This week's highlight is a stunning turnaround in Austin FC vs DC United. Austin comes out on top with a 3-2 win while Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas end their respective games 0-0. 

  • 1:01 - Austin FC's "worst performance in Austin history" turns around in an unbelievable comeback
  • 5:05 - Austin's in second place in the West, newcomers are leading the way 
  • 7:36 - Did Austin just get extremely lucky? Why should we believe that they can keep this up?
  • 10:59 - Points are points, Austin should be celebrated for its signature win!
  • 15:00 - Houston's ugly game against Portland Timbers ends in a 0-0 tie
  • 17:24 - Houston had many clear chances to score, what's the bigger issue here?
  • 21:32 - Dallas takes 7 shots on target but ends 0-0 in game against NY Red Bulls
  • 22:35 - Upcoming Open Cup games + looking forward to the weekend
  • 24:14 - Previewing Houston vs Rio Grande Valley Toros
  • 25:32 - Previewing Austin vs San Antonio FC

 

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The Texas Triple! FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo and Austin FC complete perfect weekend

The Texas Triple! FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo and Austin FC complete perfect weekend

April 11, 2022

MLS writers Jon Arnold, Chris Bils and Victor Araiza celebrate a perfect soccer weekend for Texas!

  • 1:36 - FC Dallas' impressive response in the second half against Colorado Rapids leads to a 3-1 win
  • 9:38 - Houston Dynamo continues to protect its home turf after a big 4-3 win against San Jose Earthquakes 
  • 18:39 - Austin FC's nationally televised 1-0 win against Minnesota United proves that Austin's got what it takes this season
  • 25: 45 - Is Houston too strict moving up the field? Is Austin too loose in its offense? What can the teams learn from each other? 
  • 28:20 - Looking ahead to the weekend

 

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Austin and Dallas tie, Houston finally win on the road

Austin and Dallas tie, Houston finally win on the road

April 4, 2022

The Striker Texas MLS writers play a little game and cover some important questions of the season.

  • 1:07 - Houston Dynamo comes away with the best win of the weekend in game against Inter Miami
  • 6:00 - Which Texas team had the best start this season?
  • 11:24 - On Austin FC's 2-2 tie with San Jose Earthquakes
  • 16:24 - What happened to Austin and why did two goals slip past them?
  • 21:00 - Austin's biggest player letdowns, are they putting too many eggs in one basket?
  • 24:18 - Who is the best breakout player for Texas this year?
  • 29:34 - Mexico City tacos, Oakland Dim Sum and Costa Rican restaurants; the incredible food the MLS writers ate last week

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Houston and Dallas win, Austin falls on the road

Houston and Dallas win, Austin falls on the road

March 14, 2022

The Striker Texas MLS writers take a look at the latest wins and losses from Houston Dynamo FC, FC Dallas and Austin FC as the 2022 season kicks off. 

  • 1:54 - How the Houston Dynamo's first win shows us a new and improved Houston
  • 5:20 - Did Vancouver Whitecaps botch it? How long can Houston Dynamo keep up the great wins?
  • 12:18 - FC Dallas' first win of the season and Alan Velasco's unbelievable debut
  • 20:43 - Did Austin FC not take enough chances against Portland Timbers? The MLS writers analyze what cost them the game
  • 26:47 - Penalty or no penalty, should Austin FC have gotten the point?
  • 28:42 - Amazing food, robot deliveries and The Striker Texas spotted at the airport 

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Is Austin the Fútbol Capital of Texas? Reacting to Week 2 of MLS

Is Austin the Fútbol Capital of Texas? Reacting to Week 2 of MLS

March 7, 2022

The Striker Texas MLS writers analyze the latest plays from Austin FC, FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo FC as the 2022 MLS season kicks off.

  • 1:23 - Austin FC smashing the first two rivals of the season
  • 1:55 - On Sebastián Driussi's and Austin FC's second year
  • 11:04 - The history behind scoring a bunch of goals to start a season. What does this mean for Austin FC?
  • 16:02 - What will FC Dallas learn from their loss against New England?
  • 22:29 - On Houston Dynamo FC and their difficult matchup against Sporting Kansas City
  • 28:32 - Is Austin, Texas on its way to becoming the next cultural capital of soccer?
  • 34:35 - Watch Live Mondays 10 a.m. on Twitter and YouTube + Promo code

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Austin rolls while FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo start with draws

Austin rolls while FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo start with draws

February 28, 2022

The Striker Texas MLS podcast looks back on the opening weekend of the 2022 MLS season with a focus on the Texas teams.

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MLS is Back: Have Texas clubs improved enough to make playoffs in 2022?

MLS is Back: Have Texas clubs improved enough to make playoffs in 2022?

February 24, 2022

The Striker Texas MLS writers take a look at the changes at Austin FC, FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo FC ahead of the 2022 MLS season.

1:15 - TX teams home for opening weekend

2:22 - Did Austin FC make the right moves with the additions of Gabrielsen, Valencia and co. in the offseason?

12:30 - Big money moves in Frisco on Arriola, Ferreira and Velasco in first season for head coach Nico Estevez

25:15 - Hector Herrera may be inbound for the summer but are Sebastian Ferreira and Zeca enough to set up Paulo Nagamura for success?

34:35 - Watch Live Mondays 10 a.m. on Twitter and YouTube

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Striker sit-down: Houston Dynamo full back Zarek Valentin joins the show

Striker sit-down: Houston Dynamo full back Zarek Valentin joins the show

February 7, 2022

In the most recent episode of the Striker sit-down, the guys spoke to Houston Dynamo full back Zarek Valentin about life one and off the pitch.

  • 1:15 - Just how tough is an MLS preseason? 
  • 5:00 - On playing with Diego Valeri
  • 8:30 - On helping the Houston community 
  • 11:30 - What makes Portland’s fanbase so special?
  • 15:00 - Can the Dynamo kick on this year under a new head coach? 
  • 18:30 - On how the new Dynamo players have settled in? 
  • 21:05 - On being a Puerto Rican international
  • 26:30 - On life in the south
  • 29:00 - Why is FC Dallas able to sell on so many players?
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