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Austin FC Draw 2-2 with Philadelphia Union

March 17, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Austin FC News Release

Austin, TEXAS - Austin FC drew 2-2 with Philadelphia Union on Saturday night at Q2 Stadium, thanks to second half goals from Diego Rubio and Jon Gallagher.

Philadelphia took the lead early with a penalty kick in the 14th minute. Brad Stuver kept the deficit at one (1) with a crucial save in the 22nd minute, 1 of 2 saves he made in the first half.

After halftime, the Verde & Black came out with renewed energy and equalized with a header from Diego Rubio in the 56th minute. Just two (2) minutes later, Jon Gallagher scored with his right foot from the left side of the box to put Austin ahead. Gallagher's six (6) goals since the start of the 2023 season are the most by any MLS defender.

The Union then got a second goal of their own through Mikael Uhre in the 65th minute. Austin FC Designated Player Sebastián Driussi came on for his season debut with 19 minutes remaining, and although the Argentine playmaker helped push ATXFC forward, the match ultimately ended in a draw.

Goal-Scoring Summary

PHI (0-1) - Dániel Gazdag (penalty kick) 14'

ATX (1-1) - Diego Rubio (assisted by Hector Jimenez) 56'

ATX (2-1) - Jon Gallagher (assisted by Alex Ring) 58'

PHI (2-2) - Mikael Uhre (assisted by Nathan Harriel) 65'

Match Information

Venue: Q2 Stadium (Austin, TX)

Attendance: 20,738

Weather: Cloudy, 68 degrees

Referee: Wesley Costa

Assistant Referee 1: Irvin Castilla

Assistant Referee 2: Rogelio Alvarez

Fourth Official: Osvaldo Delgado Landeros

VAR: Frank Anderson

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Next Match

Austin FC will play its second away match and fifth match overall of the 2024 Major League Soccer regular season against Orlando City SC on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT. The match will stream live in English and Spanish on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app.

On radio, the match will be broadcast on iHeart Radio's ALT 97.5 in English, as well as on TUDN Radio Austin (104.3-HD2, KLQB) in Spanish.

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