Austin FC Defeats Houston Dynamo FC, 2-1
Austin, TEXAS - A pair of goals in the first half pushed Austin FC to a 2-1 win over Houston Dynamo FC on Sunday afternoon at Q2 Stadium.
ATXFC got off to a flying start when Houston defender Zarek Valentin brought down Cecilio Domínguez in the box and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Domínguez's attempt hit both posts, then bounced in off of Dynamo goalkeeper Marko Maric to give the Verde & Black the lead in the seventh minute.
Austin doubled its advantage just before halftime. Four minutes into first half stoppage time, Sebastián Driussi picked up the ball on the edge of the penalty area and cleverly tucked his shot beyond the reach of Maric.
The Verde & Black then came close to finding a third goal not long after the start of the second half. Moussa Djitté smartly let a low cross roll to Domínguez, whose shot got past Maric but was blocked on the line by Dynamo center back Tim Parker.
Houston pulled a goal back late when a low cross deflected in off of Julio Cascante, but Austin's two first half goals proved to be enough in the end as the home side collected all three points for the third time in its last four matches at Q2 Stadium.
ATX (1-0) - Marko Maric (own goal) 7'
ATX (2-0) - Sebastián Driussi (assisted by Alex Ring) 45'+ 4'
HOU (2-1) - Julio Cascante (own goal) 90'+ 2'
HOU - Darwin Cerén (caution) 11'
ATX - Daniel Pereira (caution) 38'
ATX - Sebastián Driussi (caution) 47'
ATX - Žan Kolmanič (caution) 54'
ATX - Matías Vera (caution) 74'
Austin FC vs Houston Dynamo FC | Q2 Stadium (Austin, TX) | October 24, 2021
Austin FC: Brad Stuver, Julio Cascante, Nick Lima, Hector Jimenez, Jhohan Romaña, Cecilio Domínguez (Rodney Redes 68'), Diego Fagundez, Daniel Pereira, Alex Ring © (Jon Gallagher 89'), Sebastián Driussi (Tomás Pochettino 84'), Moussa Djitté (McKinze Gaines 68')
Substitutes not used: Sebastian Berhalter, Kekuta Manneh, Žan Kolmanič, Owen Wolff, Tomás Pochettino, Andrew Tarbell
Head Coach: Josh Wolff
TOTAL SHOTS: 19; SHOTS ON GOAL: 8; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 10; SAVES: 6
Houston Dynamo FC: Marko Maric, Zarek Valentin (Ian Hoffman 45'), Tim Parker ©, Sam Junqua, Adam Lundkvist, Matías Vera, Darwin Cerén (Adalberto Carrasquilla 66'), Griffin Dorsey (Tyler Pasher 76'), Fabrice-Jean Picault (Ariel Lassiter 66'), Darwin Quintero, Maximiliano Urruti
Substitutes not used: Memo Rodríguez, Joe Corona, Michael Nelson, Óscar Bonie García, Maynor Figueroa
Head Coach: Tab Ramos
TOTAL SHOTS: 15; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 15; OFFSIDE: 0; CORNER KICKS: 10; SAVES: 5
Referee: Tim Ford
Assistant Referee 1: Jason White
Assistant Referee 2: Adam Garner
4th Official: Luis Guardia
Weather: Sunny, 85 degrees
Statistical source: MLSsoccer.com / Opta
Austin FC will hit the road for its sixteenth and penultimate away match of the 2021 season against FC Dallas on Saturday, October 30. The match will feature a regional TV broadcast in English language on KNVA (The CW Austin) and a radio broadcast on ALT 97.5 FM, as well as a livestream via the Austin FC and Q2 Stadium app and AustinFC.com. In Spanish language the match will be featured on UniMás Austin, as well as a radio broadcast on TUDN Radio Austin (104.3-HD2, KLQB).
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