TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing
Tarbell, 27, spent last season as the backup for MLS Cup champions Columbus Crew SC. He made seven appearances during the regular season then played twice in the playoffs, keeping two clean sheets.
He spent the first four seasons of his career with the San Jose Earthquakes, making 41 appearances, including being the club's No. 1 keeper in 2018.
“Andrew is someone we are excited to acquire,” sporting director Claudio Reyna said in a club statement. “He gained valuable experience in San Jose, starting over 40 MLS games, as well as registering numerous starts in 2020 in both regular season and playoffs. We look forward to developing him inside our game model and watching him compete for playing time.”
Tarbell takes Austin's inaugural roster to 14 players.