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Austin FC Earns Third Consecutive Shutout, Draws 0-0 with Vancouver Whitecaps

May 4, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Austin FC News Release

Vancouver, CANADA - Austin FC drew 0-0 against Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night at BC Place, earning the team's third consecutive overall shutout and third road shutout of the 2024 season. The Verde & Black have not conceded a goal in their last 303 minutes of MLS play and move up to fifth place in the Western Conference with the point earned in Vancouver.

Diego Rubio had the game's first chance in the 10th minute, with his close-range effort saved by Yohei Takaoka. Brad Stuver then added to his league-leading save tally to help keep the Whitecaps out, making three (3) saves in the half and six (6) in total. Vancouver did put the ball in the net at one point but the VAR disallowed the goal for a handball offense.

Though Vancouver continued to apply pressure, Austin's defense held strong throughout the second half to preserve a clean sheet. ATXFC became the first MLS team this season to hold the Whitecaps scoreless, just a week after becoming the first MLS team to hold LA Galaxy scoreless in last Saturday's 2-0 home win at Q2 Stadium.

Match Information

Venue: BC Place (Vancouver, Canada)

Weather: Cloudy, 61 degrees

Referee: Marcos Deoliveira

Assistant Referee 1: Diego Blas

Assistant Referee 2: Kali Smith

Fourth Official: Mathieu Souare

VAR: Younes Marrakchi

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Next Match

Austin FC will play its sixth away match and twelfth match overall of the 2024 Major League Soccer regular season against FC Dallas on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 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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