Austin FC officially welcomed into Major League Soccer

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Austin FC will play their inaugural Major League Soccer season in 2021.

The Texans were ushered in as the 27th MLS franchise during a ceremony on Tuesday. They arrive having already courted plenty of controversy through their owner Anthony Precourt's bid to relocate his former outfit, the Columbus Crew, to the music mecca.

Following an impassioned campaign by the Save the Crew collective, Columbus kept its club thanks to a takeover from the Haslam and Edwards families. However, Precourt was rewarded an expansion franchise by MLS commissioner Don Garber after his efforts to move the Crew collapsed.

More to come.

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