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Austin FC Defeats LA Galaxy, 2-0

September 27, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Austin FC News Release


Austin, TEXAS - Second-half goals from newcomers Moussa Djitté and Austin's own McKinze Gaines delivered a 2-0 win for Austin FC over the LA Galaxy on Sunday night at Q2 Stadium.

The Galaxy nearly found the perfect start when Javier Hernández broke in behind Austin's backline in the 2nd minute, but Brad Stuver saved the striker's close-range effort. Djitté had the host's best chance in the opening 45 minutes, winning the ball in his own half and driving to the edge of the opposing penalty area before flashing a low shot just wide of the post.

Djitté would not be denied on the other side of the break though. In the 64th minute, the Senegalese striker fired home the rebound off a powerful shot of his own, opening his account with Austin and sending the crowd at Q2 Stadium into a frenzy.

It did not take long for the Verde & Black to double their advantage. Gaines made his mark almost immediately after entering the match as a 73rd minute substitute. Making just his second appearance for the Club, Gaines took one touch to control a cross from Nick Lima before he smashed a powerful volley into the roof of the net. From there, ATXFC would go on to see out the victory.

Goal-Scoring Summary

ATX (1-0) - Moussa Djitté (unassisted) 64'

ATX (2-0) - McKinze Gaines (assisted by Nick Lima) 79'

Misconduct Summary

ATX - Cecilio Domínguez (caution) 48'

ATX - Sebastián Driussi (caution) 84'

Media Assets

Austin FC Forward Moussa Djitté digital press conference

Austin FC Head Coach Josh Wolff and Forward Moussa Djitté digital press conference (interpreter audio)

Boxscore

Austin FC vs LA Galaxy | Q2 Stadium (Austin, TX) | September 26, 2021

Lineups

Austin FC: Brad Stuver, Nick Lima, Julio Cascante, Å1/2an Kolmanič, Jhohan Romaña, Diego Fagundez, Cecilio Domínguez (McKinze Gaines 72'), Daniel Pereira, Tomás Pochettino, Sebastián Driussi ©, Moussa Djitté (Jon Gallagher 72')

Substitutes not used: Jared Stroud, Freddy Kleemann, Hector Jimenez, Rodney Redes, Andrew Tarbell, Manny Perez, Sebastian Berhalter

Head Coach: Josh Wolff

TOTAL SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 9; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 7

LA Galaxy: Jonathan Bond, Daniel Steres, Jorge Villafaña (Niko Hämäläinen 45'), Julian Araujo, Sega Coulibaly, Kevin Cabral (Samuel Grandsir 67'), Jonathan dos Santos ©, Rayan Raveloson (Efrain Alvarez 72'), Sebastian Lletget, Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Victor Vazquez (Dejan Joveljic 80')

Substitutes not used: Nick DePuy, Oniel Fisher, Jonathan Klinsmann, Sacha Kljestan, Adam Saldana

Head Coach: Greg Vanney

TOTAL SHOTS: 14; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 10; SAVES: 3

Match Information

Referee: Guido Gonzales Jr.

Assistant Referee 1: Peter Manikowski

Assistant Referee 2: Jeffrey Swartzel

4th Official: Marcos DeOliveira

Weather: Sunny, 87 degrees

Statistical source: MLSsoccer.com / Opta

Next Match

Austin FC will travel to Dick's Sporting Goods Park for its fourteenth road match of the MLS 2021 regular season against the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday, September 29. The match will feature a regional TV broadcast in English language on KBVO (MyNetworkTV) 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 radio on TUDN Radio Austin (104.3-HD2, KLQB) and via the Univision 62 Austin Mobile App and UnivisionAustin.com.


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