Austin Aztex announce their move to Orlando next season

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The Austin Aztex announced that the team will move to Orlando, Fla. beginning next season. Team president Phil Rawlins confirmed today that an agreement with a UK led consortium was reached to relocate the team.

After three seasons in Austin, including a run in the playoffs this season, the relocation is expected to be the first step in moving the team from the USL Division into Major League Soccer.

“We have been actively seeking to broaden the investment base for the Aztex for the past 12 months. It has proven extremely difficult given the economic climate,” Aztex President Phil Rawlins said. “Our first and overriding preference was always to keep the Aztex in Austin. But after we exhausted all our options this has not proven possible.”

All coaches and players will make the move with the team.