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Austin FC Falls 0-3 to Houston Dynamo FC

September 12, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Austin FC News Release


Houston, TEXAS - Austin FC made its first trip to Houston looking for the Club's second victory of the season against the in-state rival. ATXFC bested the Dynamo in their first meeting on Aug. 4, but tonight, it was Houston who took the points with a 3-0 win at BBVA Stadium.

Austin FC headed down to Houston on Saturday knowing its in-state rivals were looking for revenge after Austin beat the Dynamo 3-2 on August 4 at Q2 Stadium. Houston managed to get that revenge at BBVA Stadium, beating ATXFC 3-0.

Griffin Dorsey started the scoring just 48 seconds in after Darwin Quintero was able to get a shot off from inside the box that forced Brad Stuver to make a diving save. The rebound fell to Dorsey who fired a shot that beat a recovering Stuver.

Fafa Picault added to Houston's lead in the 24th minute when a poor touch from Julio Cascante led to the forward's opportunity on goal. Picault found the bottom corner of the net to Stuver's left. The Dynamo took a 2-0 lead into halftime despite Austin creating a couple of chances.

Austin looked to have scored its opener in the 64th minute when Rodney Redes latched onto a long ball and played in a beautiful cross to an onrushing Cecilio Domínguez. The forward's shot was saved by Dynamo goalkeeper Michael Nelson and then banged off the post. Within seconds, it was Picault on the break at the other end, securing his second of the night.

Goal-Scoring Summary

HOU (0-1) - Griffin Dorsey 1' (unassisted)

HOU (0-2) - Fabrice-Jean Picault (unassisted)

HOU (0-3) - Fabrice-Jean Picault (assisted by Teenage Hadebe)

Misconduct Summary

ATX - Tomás Pochettino (caution) 22'

HOU - Fabrice-Jean Picault (caution) 39'

ATX - Alex Ring (caution) 44'

ATX - Sebastian Berhalter (caution) 51'

HOU - Adam Lundqvist (caution) 52'

Media Assets

Austin FC Head Coach Josh Wolff digital press conference

Austin FC Midfielder and Club Captain Alex Ring digital press conference

Boxscore

Austin FC at Houston Dynamo FC | BBVA Stadium (Houston, TX) | September 11, 2021

Lineups

Austin FC: Brad Stuver, Nick Lima, Jhohan Romaña, Hector Jimenez (Å1/2an Kolmanič 69'), Julio Cascante, Diego Fagundez (Jon Gallagher 80'), Tomás Pochettino (Rodney Redes 45'), Daniel Pereira (Sebastian Berhalter 45'), Alex Ring ©, Sebastián Driussi, Cecilio Domínguez (Moussa Djitté 69')

Substitutes not used: Kekuta Manneh, Jared Stroud, Andrew Tarbell, Freddy Kleemann

Head Coach: Josh Wolff

TOTAL SHOTS: 15; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 10; SAVES: 4

Houston Dynamo FC: Michael Nelson, Adam Lundqvist, Teenage Hadebe, Tim Parker ©, Zarek Valentin (Ian Hoffman 89'), Fabrice-Jean Picault (Sam Junqua 76'), Joe Corona (Darwin Cerén 58'), Matías Vera, Darwin Quintero (Memo Rodríguez 58'), Griffin Dorsey (Ariel Lassiter 76'), Maximiliano Urruti

Substitutes not used: Alejandro Fuenmayor, Boniek García, Derrick Jones, Kyle Morton

Head Coach: Tab Ramos

TOTAL SHOTS: 16; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 16; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 2

Match Information

Referee: Ismail Elfath

Assistant Referee 1: Jason White

Assistant Referee 2: Eric Weisbrod

4th Official: Armando Villarreal

Weather: Clear, 87 degrees

Statistical source: MLSsoccer.com / Opta

Next Match

Austin FC will return to Q2 Stadium for its eleventh home match of the MLS 2021 regular season against LAFC on Wednesday, September 15. The match will feature a regional TV broadcast in English language on KBVO (MyNetworkTV) and on radio at ALT 97.5 FM. The match will also be broadcast in English on 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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