The club will be named Austin Aztex and owned by Austin Football Holdings LLC, under the ownership of Rawlins, a British-born Austin resident and Stoke City director.
Stoke announced plans to hold its summer training camp in
Austin and begin scouting for talent both locally and across the United States and exchange players with the Aztex.
English club Crystal Palace launched a USL-2 team, Crystal Palace
Baltimore, last season, and the USL recently announced a partnership with West Ham United.