Alex Ring makes history as first captain of Expansion Austin FC

Alex Ring (courtesy Austin FC)


Alex Ring was appointed Austin FC’s first-ever Club Captain on April 17,

Before joining Austin FC, Ring, 29, made 120 career appearances (119 starts)

in over four (4) seasons in Major League Soccer, scoring 10 goals and tally-
ing 13 assists in regular season play. He also made three (3) appearances

(three (3) starts) in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (2019), while leading his
previous club NYCFC in regular season minutes played in 2020 and 2019.
Ring was made Captain in 2019. The year prior, Ring was selected as a
Coach’s pick for the 2018 MLS All-Star Game, where he was a starter against
Italian powerhouse Juventus FC.

“Alex Ring has the perfect attributes to lead our team, on and off the pitch,
as Club Captain,” commented Claudio Reyna, Austin FC Sporting Director.
“We are lucky to have a team full of leaders, so Alex has significant support
throughout the team to help us achieve our objectives as we embark upon
our inaugural season.”

“Alex is a born leader, a player with experience in MLS as a Captain, and
some- one who pushes the Club on every day, in training and competition,”
added Josh Wolff, Austin FC Head Coach. “He is a natural choice to be
Captain, and I know he’s going to be there when it counts, driving the team
forward, inspiring those around him, and setting the standards we expect
from our players.


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