Austin FC Falls 0-3 to Houston Dynamo FC
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.
HOU (0-1) - Griffin Dorsey 1' (unassisted)
HOU (0-2) - Fabrice-Jean Picault (unassisted)
HOU (0-3) - Fabrice-Jean Picault (assisted by Teenage Hadebe)
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'
Austin FC Head Coach Josh Wolff digital press conference
Austin FC Midfielder and Club Captain Alex Ring digital press conference
Austin FC at Houston Dynamo FC | BBVA Stadium (Houston, TX) | September 11, 2021
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
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
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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