Matthew McConaughey leads sold-out crowd during Austin FC’s first home game

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AUSTIN – Texas’ own Matthew McConaughey donned green and black attire while getting Austin FC fans fired up for their first home game of the soccer season.

Wearing a green suit and a djembe, the actor, UT professor and Minister of Culture of Texas is a minority owner of the soccer team, KXAN reported.

McConaughey led the sold-out crowd at Austin’s Q2 Stadium by shouting “Verde, listos!” while standing at a pitch in front of the stands. He told KXAN that building a winning team will take time, similar to a 100-year war.

Austin FC played against the San Jose Earthquakes June 19, ending the game with a 0-0 tie, according to KXAN.

What do you think of McConaughey’s spirit-filled performance? Share your thoughts in the comments.


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