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Austin will climb ladder as fifth 2015 expansion team
June 10th, 2014 5:24PM

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[USL PRO] The PDL champion Austin Aztex will be moving up the ladder to USL PRO in 2015 as its 18th franchise -- and fifth expansion team for next season.

The current version of the Aztex joined the PDL in 2011. It won the 2013 PDL title in front of 4,253 fans at House Park. A former pro version of the Aztex competed in USL and the USSF D-2 Pro League before relocating from Austin to Orlando in 2011 for the launch of USL PRO.

The Aztex are owned and operated by ATX Soccer LLC, which includes Chairman Rene van de Zande, President and CEO of Emergo Group, a leading medical device consultancy with offices in 25 countries. Additional partners include Austin-based Formula One racing track Circuit of the Americas founder and chairman Bobby Epstein, Paul Thornton, president of TAG Presents, Circuit of America’s events management company, and David Markley, VP of Technology Development for Fallbrook Technologies, the ATX Soccer founder.
 
“USL PRO is extremely pleased to welcome Austin, Texas, the fastest-growing city in the United States, to our league for the 2015 season,” USL CEO Alec Papadakis said. “Austin’s ownership group, under the leadership of Rene van de Zande, will offer the local fans a strong, dynamic sports and entertainment experience."

The Aztex will join new teams in Colorado Springs, Louisville, St. Louis and Tulsa in USL PRO for 2015.


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