Slang Definition: When you've got the drip or are dripping, it means in slang that your look or style is extremely fashionable or sexy.
Austin FC players may be known for their bright Verde passion and on-field moments, but the club makes sure to keep fans on their toes off the pitch as well.
From McConaughey's Verde suit to Cascante's matchday drip, here's a look inside ATXFC's most fashionable moments:
First home match—Cecilio's cowboy era
Really, it’s perfection. pic.twitter.com/iVRzjdeb4h— Austin FC (@AustinFC) June 20, 2021
After seven weeks away, Austin FC returned to Texas—and Designated Player Cecilio Dominguez made sure to honor that with a rootin' tootin' cowboy look ahead of the club's first-ever home match.
The "Kings of Q2 Stadium" showed out with plenty of their best looks, from Jon Gallagher's sleek all-black ensemble to Stuver's off-white look. But I think we can all agree that Dominguez stole the show with this one.
The legendary Verde suit
Minister of Culture Matthew McConaughey made sure not to be shown up by his Austin FC compadres and christened the pitch with a flashy Verde suit.
The suit that has now gone down in Verde legend was actually custom made over two years ago in England while filming "The Gentlemen."
"I got the swath of the trademark Verde that day," McConaughey said on Twitter Spaces. "I hadn't worn it because I was saving it for that night... and the only thing when I looked at it before I headed out to go to the stadium I was like, 'I hope the damn thing still fits.'"
McConaughey, a part-owner and full supporter of Austin FC who has repped the team on Jimmy Kimmel and several other public appearances, took to the pitch on June 19 with nothing but the suit and a bongo, which he used to rile up the crowd ahead of the first whistle.
Julio Cascante—Best dressed?
We hope this take doesn't send the Austin FC fanbase into a frenzy, but it must be said.
Every week (especially home match days), Austin FC players strut from the team bus to the packed stadium with new shades, suits and colors, giving fans a taste of their keen fashion sense.
And of all the players, we argue that center back Julio Cascante has consistently brought the most drip this season. Although there will forever be a Gen Z generational preference against skinny jeans and cropped pants, we have to admit that Cascante rocks them well.
And while his burgundy suit and crisp white button-down fits earn him kudos, we have to say that Cascante's all-black number—complete with a leather fanny pack—takes the cake.
And of course, the Verde keeper kit
Yep. It’s here. Go get it‼️😉 pic.twitter.com/1xOXvNEHe2— Q2 Stadium (@Q2Stadium) May 17, 2021
Austin FC keeper Brad Stuver was the only person able to rep the Verde keeper kit for the first few months of the season—but fan Brad Tillery was determined to change that.
Tillery and his wife, Kerry, began a weeks-long campaign to get the revered light green kit, posting gifs and comedy skits every day for 53 days as their noble quest gained traction among the fanbase.
Tillery exchanged in a joyful yelling match over the Colorado Rapids post-match crowd between Stuver a few weeks into the campaign, so he had an inkling that the duo's quest would prove fruitful. And finally, two days before the official announcement, Austin's drippiest kit arrived in the Tillery mailbox.
Stuver himself let the public know that the kit had reached the Verde store on May 17, and the kit sold out in minutes. Now, light green mixes with the signature YETI jersey across Q2 Stadium stands every match. Job well done.
McConaughey loves Stuver's slicked back hair
Alongside his drippy keeper kit, Stuver has another signature look—his constantly slicked-back hair.
Stuver's hair is so iconic that it got a nod from McConaughey.
"Figured you'd be that tall," McConaughey said as he met Stuver. "Does his hair ever move?"
Stuver won't let anything—even a stray strand of hair—keep him from blocking that Verde goal.
Best fade—Fagundez reps that "LV"
Diego Fagundez is a man for the fans. He's proved it many times before—from repping the "LV" for fan club Los Verdes after Austin FC's first-ever goal on April 24 to literally getting the letters etched into his hair.
Austin's freshest fade ever has to go to Fagundez. He's a guy known for rocking outlandish hairstyles, including colorful Mohawks, but we think his bleach blonde cut takes the cake.
Best dad drip—Matt Besler and Alex Ring
It's easy to forget that many Austin FC players are dads outside of the pitch.
But some, including center back Matt Besler and captain Alex Ring, make sure that everyone remembers with their weekly dad fits.
From Besler's golfer look or Ted Lasso reference to Ring's classy white suits, you could easily see these guys as the coolest dads at the barbecue.
Driussi Dior—best swagger
From a winning smile to a dangly earring and well-placed tattoos, we argue that Argentinian transfer Sebastian Driussi has the best aesthetic all-around.
Though the skinny jean argument still stands, Driussi's tasteful neck tattoos, arm sleeves and accessories, including some swaggy glasses and a love for Louis Vuitton, earn him a spot on the list.
Honorable mention—Berhalter and Djitte
At 20, midfielder Sebastian Berhalter may have some of the highest expectations on his shoulders for having the trendiest fits in the game. And he often doesn't disappoint, rocking clean vest-and-button-up combos as well as plenty of streetwear.
Meanwhile, Moussa Djitte may be new to Austin FC, but he's already made an impact on and off the pitch with both his goals and drip. Pair Louis Vuitton with big smiles and fun poses, and Djitte may be the best at making the most out of the short Austin FC runway.
Austin's other infamous green shirt
Wolff was pointing at his verde shirt as he went around the stadium! pic.twitter.com/eW2l56GvKQ— Aries Silva (@silva_aries) August 22, 2021
While McConaughey immediately saw green for his first Austin FC appearance, it took Head Coach Josh Wolff a few months longer to add some Verde to his matchday wardrobe.
But it was well worth the wait. Wolff cheered alongside his team in a light, minty green number for the first time on August 21—the same day the team dominated the Portland Timbers in a 3-1 home win. He's now rocked it five times and seen a 2-3 record while wearing green (not great, but better than their 8-4-20 record overall.)
It may have been a request months in the making, but Wolff made up for it by gesturing at the shirt with a wide grin after the Portland match.
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This Gemini season, starting today, is appropriately paradoxical, twisting and blending simple concerns with life’s bigger, faster and more fiery quests.
On Sunday, May 29, we’ll experience one of the year’s biggest calls to adventure in the Mars/Jupiter conjunction—a potent duo whose combined force will start to be especially strongly felt when Mars moves into Aries on May 24. Contrastingly, Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, will keep our mental temperament grounded and steady as they move slowly through the sensual, materially-oriented sign of Taurus for most of the month. These contrasting forces might be tricky to weave together—read ahead for tips on how your sign can find the right approach this month!
Gemini: May 21-June 20Gemini: May 21-June 20
Welcome to the season of your Solar Return, Gemini! This month will set the stage for your whole coming year, so it will be great to start it off on the right foot. The most important bit of cosmic context is Mercury moving slowly till the end of the month in the grounded sign of Taurus. This is an encouragement to savor your questions and conversations with the world, without needing to rush to answers and to mull over the elemental, fundamental aspects of your life. It would be great to give yourself perspective, especially by experiencing new environments and by moving through the world in a new manner. Allow yourself to be surprised! You might loosen some of your hardened beliefs, but don’t discount the trustworthiness or substance of the new ideas you may stumble upon.
Cancer: June 21-July 22Cancer: June 21-July 22
For you, Cancer, the paradoxes of Gemini season have to do with inwardness and outwardness. On the one hand, you can expect your inner world to be as active as ever, swirling with meaningful thoughts and experiences needing to be digested. On the other, this month features a strong call to get out of your shell, open up to the world at large, and bravely share yourself—perhaps even in an unprecedented way! In transitioning between these extremes, the Moon can be as good a guide as ever—heading into and out of the New Moon on the 30th, you might focus on articulating and envisioning this burgeoning impulse and nourishing the terrain for its growth. As we ramp up to the full moon on the 14th, you might find small ways to embody, communicate and make real this developing dream.
Leo: July 23-Aug 22Leo: July 23-Aug. 22
This Gemini Season is particularly intense for you, Leo, as it calls forth both a fiery, hungry spirit and a more serious, dedicated energy, aware of life’s hardships and limitations. These impulses herald a summer of growth and maturation, which would be great to get a good jump on. Just don’t let this process make you too heavyhearted or self-involved! Your friends, community, and experience of the broader social world at large can help soften and clarify this strong, fiery self that’s metamorphosing. You might rely upon this bigger, human perspective to help you progress smoothly and gracefully. Although it might require some extra humility, taking yourself less seriously can be a superpower. A lighthearted approach can be extraordinarily efficient and effective. It might be paradoxical, but consider that relying on a bigger, greater power than your own is your path to individual fullness.
Virgo: Aug. 23-Sept. 21Virgo: Aug. 23-Sept. 21
This Gemini season brings a charge for you to expand into more substantive and serious subjects, Virgo. Especially if you feel you’ve been playing small, this will provide an opportunity for you to grow into more meaningful and demanding work in the world. At times, this will feel hectic and harsh—there will be no shortage of fire this month. You, as much as anyone, though, can help find the right place and time for that fire, directing it where there’s a need for more energy and oomph. Lightheartedness can be really helpful in navigating and dancing with this heat—with a bit of humor and perspective, you can respond and adapt quickly and gracefully. By the end of the month, you should be able to feel like your view of and faith in the bigger picture has expanded.
Libra: Sept. 22-Oct. 23Libra: Sept. 22-Oct. 23
This Gemini season will provide ample opportunities for you to learn and grow through your relationships, Libra. We’re really looking at the full spectrum of potential experiences here—on the one hand, Mars’ entry into Aries can ignite flammable subjects, and people are generally likely to be on edge, assertive and protective. On the other, Venus’ conjunction with Uranus toward the end of the month can bring unexpected encounters and new forms of relationship into play. Throughout all of this, there’s a theme for the next year of growth through fiery, direct relationships. This is a step beyond just keeping the peace which may be discomforting, but consider that it may take your relationships to incredibly satisfying and enduring places.
Scorpio: Oct. 24-Nov. 21Scorpio: Oct. 24-Nov. 21
This Gemini season brings opportunities for sharpening both your wits and tools, Scorpio, although this may feel like a trial by fire. Although they may feel particularly urgent and exciting this month, many of these challenges and opportunities will last throughout the summer, so take your time to get your focus clear and settle into a groove. The real challenge and potential this month have to do with navigating subtle, intricate dynamics so that you aren’t flustered and know exactly where to put your effort. In order to develop this discernment, you can definitely rely on trusted allies, who can act as mirrors, triangulation points and simple safe havens amid the storm. This is a strategic necessity, but be sure to give thanks and enjoy the simple goodness of companionship, too!
Sagittarius: Nov. 22-Dec. 21Sagittarius: Nov. 22-Dec. 21
The sharp, powerful impulses and stimulation of this Gemini season are pushing you to the development of your free will, Sagittarius—a spirit of playful, proud independence and spontaneity. There are a couple of ways that you might think about this. First, that courage is necessary to truly live out your convictions and ideals, as well as a way to ultimately best serve the world. Truth isn’t always soft or easy. On the other hand, this isn’t too complex and is keyed to cutting through stagnation. There’s a sort of simplicity and instinctive wisdom that you can draw upon and develop into this month, letting things happen. If you need to, you can think of this as an act of trust, or faith in a basic goodness and natural, flowing order of things.
Capricorn: Dec. 22-Jan. 19Capricorn: Dec. 22-Jan. 19
The motion and activity of this Gemini season can quickly develop your values and taste, Capricorn, as you strip back ordinary and inherited ways of thinking and open your eyes to life’s beauty. This simple and vibrant beauty will stimulate your desire to savor life’s goodness and strive for the highest quality experience possible. Along the way, your fixed, limited ideas about what is possible can fall away, even as the new and extraordinary may require incredible strength and devotion from you. Although these are lofty ideals, they’ll have a lot to do with your tangible, everyday experience of your body and sense of home—this is a primal, almost wild energy being rekindled. Alongside this intense fire comes a certain risk, so make sure to enter into this new adventure step by step, without injuring yourself or anyone else.
Aquarius: Jan. 20-Feb. 18Aquarius: Jan. 20-Feb. 18
This Gemini season can help you learn how to feel more rooted and alive in life’s simple aspects, Aquarius. Although this can certainly take place in tandem with new teachers, these don’t have to be big gurus—rather, your curiosity, delight, and common sense might be the best guides. In this regard, your quality of perception, thought and the well-being of your inner child can all make great strides. Through the first part of the month, this will likely feel exciting and overwhelming. As we approach our new moon, though, you can get a better sense of where you need to be settling into more focus and definition in your life. This back and forth between a growing sense of clarity and inner authority and a stronger capacity to be firm and to the point will continue to deepen throughout the summer.
Pisces: Feb. 19-March 20Pisces: Feb. 19-March 20
This Gemini season is focused on helping you develop a stronger sense of connection to the world around you, Pisces. Although this can take place by rearranging and bringing more life into your body and environment, an initial spirit of fresh possibility and willingness to release what is stale and outgrown is a necessity. In doing so, you can land upon a greater sense of capability and being resourced for life’s adaptations and evolutions. This will certainly be a month of growth in your material world and relationship with your body, but the serious litmus test is how settled you feel internally—the quality and clarity of your thoughts and inner world. Ideally, though this summer you’ll develop a stronger trust in yourself and an easier interface between your inner riches and outer quality of experience.
Aries: March 21-April 19Aries: March 21-April 19
The Mars/Jupiter conjunction is especially important for you, Aries, as it happens in your home sign. This signifies a spark of expansion that will play out over the coming year. Here, Jupiter is calling you into new ventures and adventures, to level up and act on the big dreams and desires brewing inside of you. Thus, this month is a great time to initiate some bigger change, to take some jump, leap or healthy risk. Although you don’t want to let this moment slip away, please don’t get impulsive or headstrong—make sure you’ve got at least a bit of a plan. Ideally, whatever you’re aiming at will require a good bit of care, and you can expect that much of this opportune, fertile energy will continue and develop throughout the next year.
Taurus: April 20-May 20Taurus: April 20-May 20
The start of the coming month will challenge you to keep up the pace, Taurus, so that it can consolidate into a healthy rhythm. Finding the right stride, you can find yourself breathing more easily, and maybe let yourself loosen your grip or take your hands off the handlebars, trusting your sense of balance and the strength in your legs. This can set the stage for an opportune spell at the end of Gemini Season, as your ruler Venus makes a conjunction with Uranus—you might keep an eye out for spontaneous side adventures, ways to create space for synchronicity, or simple moments where life is calling you into new ways of being. Ideally, these will feel like clear upgrades, but if you need to think of them as experiments or trial runs, that’s totally okay, too.
Austin police have charged Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, a local cyclist, for the murder of Moriah "Mo" Wilson.
Wilson, a rising star in the gravel and mountain bike community, was found dead with gunshot wounds inside an East Austin home on the night of May 11 when she was in town for the weekend Gravel Locos race in Hico, Texas.
Police believe Wilson was having a relationship with a man Armstrong was also in a relationship with. The man, another gravel cyclist, Colin Strickland, has since issued a statement on the murder.
In his statement, he said he had a brief romantic relationship with Wilson in October 2021 before he resumed his relationship with Armstrong, but that he remained friends with Wilson. "There is no way to adequately express the regret and torture I feel about my proximity to this horrible crime. I am sorry, and I simply cannot make sense of this unfathomable tragedy.
NEW: Austin professional cyclist Colin Strickland has just released a statement about the murder of cyclist Moriah Wilson, clarifying his relationship with her and expressing “torture about my proximity to this horrible crime.” pic.twitter.com/KnIna3mWrE
— Tony Plohetski (@tplohetski) May 20, 2022
Wilson, a 25-year-old Vermont native living in Colorado, had won a slew of races becoming a fan favorite. She had just become a full-time racer this year.
Anyone with information on this crime can contact Austin police at 512-974-TIPS or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 512-472-8477.
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