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Austin FC is ranked at No. 21 in the MLS's latest power rankings.


A group of 13 MLS writers compiled a list of who ranks best—or worst—in the league on Tuesday, putting new club Austin FC at 21st out of 27 ahead of their first match on Saturday.

Their next opponent, LAFC, was ranked No. 2. The San Jose Earthquakes, who ATXFC will see in their home opener on Saturday, June 19, are ranked 16th.

The club may be low on the list, but it's to be expected for an expansion team. Austin FC is still ranked above six other teams, including rival Texas club Houston Dynamo.

Austin FC will put their underdog team to the test on Saturday as they head to No. 2 LAFC.

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Several breweries in Austin host Austin FC watch parties in coordination with its biggest fan clubs. (Austin Anthem/Twitter)

The sun is out, and thousands of Austin FC fans will be as well as Austin FC goes to Kansas to play Sporting Kansas City at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

There's plenty of pub partners to choose from, but here's a few watch parties to help you get in on the action.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz of hibiscus-infused Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • 2 oz sparkling water
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 1 tsp allspice dram
Directions: Add infused Tito's Handmade Vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a glass over fresh ice. Top with sparkling water, and garnish with a lime slice. Enjoy!

Starting Tuesday, the city of Austin will begin enforcing bans on camping, sitting, lying and panhandling in certain areas, including downtown. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

After Austin voters decisively passed Proposition B, City Council is revisiting the idea of sanctioned encampments: places where homeless residents can camp free from the threat of citation, fines or arrest—and where those will go in the city.

Prop B, which will reinstate city bans on sitting, lying, camping and panhandling in certain areas of central Austin starting Tuesday, passed with nearly 58% of the vote in the May 1 election. Council then voted unanimously on Thursday to direct the city manager to develop a plan and budget for temporary sanctioned encampments, including 10 possible sites, one in each council district, by next week.

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