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Austin FC signs longtime veteran and striker Maxi Urruti

Austin FC has signed Maxi Urruti on a two-year contract. (Houston Dynamo/Twitter)

Austin FC is strengthening its offense with the signing of Maximiliano “Maxi” Urruti, a nine-year MLS veteran from Houston Dynamo.


The club announced it had signed the striker as a free agent in a two-year guaranteed deal on Tuesday. Urruti has made 238 appearances during his MLS career, recording 60 goals and 37 assists. Addiionally, he’s won an MLS Cup, the Supporter’s Shield, a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title, qualified twice for the CONCACAF Champions League and featured in the MLS Playoffs four times.

“I’m very excited for these new beginnings with Austin FC,” Urruti said. “I’m happy to wear these colors and can’t wait to celebrate with all the fans at Q2 Stadium. Vamos Verde y Negro!”



Urruti began his career in the youth system at famed Argentine club Newell’s Old Boys before leaving Argentina in 2013 to play in the MLS. Bringing years of experience to Austin FC, he has played two seasons with the Portland Timbers, three seasons for FC Dallas, one season with CF Montreal, and most recently, one season with Houston Dynamo.

“Maxi is a winner with a proven history of scoring goals and creating chances,” said Austin FC Sporting Director Claudio Reyna. “He’ll help us become more dynamic in the attacking third and we look forward to welcoming him and his family to Austin.”

Last week, Austin FC signed its first new player for the 2022 season, Ethan Finlay. A 10-year MLS veteran attacking midfielder from Minnesota United, he also signed a two-year contract.

In the new season, fans will miss players Emmanuel Perez, Jared Stroud, Ben Sweat, Aaron Schoenfield, Brady Scott, Aedan Stanley, Kekuta Manneh and Sebastian Berhalter, who the club either denied contract options for or did not exercise transfer options.

The Austin FC 2022 season kicks off on Feb. 26 at Austin's Q2 Stadium. View the complete schedule here.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway