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Hello and welcome! Thanks for stopping by to check out our new page, No Vacancy Media. My name is Austin Long and I am very excited to embark on this new journey with No Vacancy. I am here to entertain you with hot (sometimes probably cold) takes involving Major League Baseball and soccer topics surrounding the United States National Teams and high-profile club teams abroad.

Born and raised in Eastern North Carolina, sports have been centerfold in my life since birth. I have always been someone who loved to play every sport I possibly could and continue to follow sports religiously. Of course North Carolina does not have any top-flight professional sports teams outside of the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets and the Carolina Hurricanes, so many of my favorite teams depended on who I was able to watch on TV as a young boy.

Outside of the major sporting events (World Series, Super Bowl, Final Four, etc.) I will focus much of my commentary on my beloved Chicago Cubs, United States Soccer Men’s National Team, and Liverpool Football Club. I have played soccer and baseball throughout my life, including a brief college baseball career, and now coach both at the high school level. I hope to bring a unique perspective to our commentary because not only am I a die-hard fan of some of these teams, I can also relate to things from the coaches side of the ball.

Before you say “oh just another bandwagon Cubs fan” just know I have been a fan through it all. From being at the bottom of the NL Central almost every year to losing in the worst ways imaginable (looking at you Steve Bartman) to thinking we turned a corner in 2007-2008 to winning the World Series in 2016. I have been waving the white W flag all along.

I am looking forward to interacting with you all! Like, follow and share our page if you want to tag along. We all want this to be a conversation, so join in! There are big things coming soon from all of us over at No Vacancy, we hope to see you along the way.