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USWNT boasts sellout crowd in Austin


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.

But really, who can blame her?

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.