A sellout crowd of 20,500 fans were in attendance to watch the USWNT defeat Nigeria 2-0 in the final game of the Summer Series on Wednesday night.
The first-ever game at Q2 Stadium in Austin proved to be a worthy backdrop for the USWNT’s last friendly before the Olympic roster is announced. Former USWNT star forward Abby Wambach, for one, was stoked by the crowd.
This crowd at @AustinFC is making me emotional. I am gonna have to make an MLS game there:) Brava, Austin. I see you.— Abby Wambach (@AbbyWambach) June 17, 2021
This crowd at @AustinFC is making me emotional. I am gonna have to make an MLS game there:) Brava, Austin. I see you.
But really, who can blame her?
Light it up, Austin! 💡✨ pic.twitter.com/pV4XxsB8Ma— Major League Soccer (@MLS) June 17, 2021
Light it up, Austin! 💡✨ pic.twitter.com/pV4XxsB8Ma
The sellout crowd bodes well not only for the widespread embrace of the USWNT but also the popularity of soccer in Austin, especially when considering it’s the first professional-level soccer game played in the city.
And with the NWSL expanding at a rapid pace, Austin might have just put itself on the map as a possible destination one day.