The Call Up

Austin FC's Claudio Reyna to join The Call Up LIVE at SXSW

Former United States international and current Austin FC sporting director Claudio Reyna will be a live guest on The Call Up at SXSW's main podcast stage with co-hosts Susannah Collins and Jillian Sakovits this coming Monday, March 14 at 12:30 pm ET in Austin, Texas.

Reyna is viewed as one of the best American soccer players of all time, recording 18 goals and six assists in 234 appearances spread out across a 13-year career in the Bundesliga (Leverkusen and Wolfsburg), English Premier League (Sunderland and Manchester City), Scotland (Rangers) and MLS (New York Red Bulls).

Internationally, the midfielder has 112 caps for the USMNT, 10th most all-time, and captained the Yanks to four consecutive FIFA World Cup appearances. He was elected as a first-ballot inductee to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2012.

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All fans attending the SXSW conference will have the chance to hear Reyna and others speak with Susannah and Jillian on topics such as Austin's aspirations in 2022, the US men's national team's pressure ahead of the final round of Concacaf World Cup Qualifying and other thrilling storylines that occurred over MLS Week 3.

Reyna is also expected to discuss his son Gio Reyna ahead of the USMNT's upcoming Qatar 2022 qualifiers. The younger Reyna came in as a substitute for Borussia Dortmund on Sunday after recovering from an injury.

Collins and Sakovits began The Call Up in 2019 and have turned it into one of the world's most popular MLS talks shows and podcasts. Being granted the opportunity to be on the main stage at SXSW with a soccer legend in Reyna is groundbreaking, as the conference is for the best shows with cutting-edge innovation, bold voices, big ideas and engaging content.

If you are unable to attend the live show, you can watch the recording HERE.