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Xavier Baez Leads Six Returning Players for Bold FC

By USLChampionship.com Staff, 12/02/20, 12:43PM EST

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Local standout Avila also among those currently under contract for 2021 season


Austin Bold FC's Xavier Baez has made 48 appearances and recorded four goals and nine assists in his first two seasons at the club. | Photo courtesy Austin Bold FC

AUSTIN, Texas – Austin Bold FC has announced its initial roster moves ahead of the 2021 USL Championship season, with six players including midfielder Xavi Baez remaining under contract for the new campaign.

Joining Baez in the Bold FC squad for the 2021 season are defenders Jorge Troncoso and Josue Soto, midfielders Omar Ciss and Ates Diouf, and local standout forward Beto Avila.

“2020 was a tough year and we fell just short of our goals, but we had plenty of great moments to build on,” said Austin Bold FC Head Coach Marcelo Serrano. “I’m excited to have these players back in our squad as we begin to build on the successes of last season and take steps towards being where we believe we belong, competing for the title.”

Defender Gustavo Rissi and forward Ema Twumasi, who spent the season on loan in Austin, have returned to their parent clubs, while on Tuesday goalkeeper Diego Restrepo announced his retirement from the professional game.

The club also announced it remained in discussions with other players from its 2020 squad regarding a potential return for the new season.

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