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Austin FC Falls 4-0 to San Jose Earthquakes

October 21, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Austin FC News Release


San Jose, CA - A trio of goals at the start of the second half spurred the San Jose Earthquakes to defeat Austin FC 4-0 on Wednesday night at PayPal Park.

Sebastián Driussi nearly gave the visitors an early lead when his ferocious full volley from the edge of the area stung the palms of Earthquakes goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski. The game remained scoreless until halftime in large part thanks to Brad Stuver, who did well in the 41st minute to close the angle on San Jose striker Jeremy Ebobisse and make the save in a one-on-one situation.

Javier "Chofis" López broke the deadlock to open the second half, capitalizing on a defensive error to push San Jose in front in the 47th minute. The Earthquakes would then double their lead six minutes later through a quick counterattack which Benjamin Kikanovic polished off.

Austin nearly pulled itself right back into the match after falling two goals behind, but Tanner Beason blocked Driussi's deflected effort on the goal line. Chris Wondolowski then popped up to put the result beyond doubt in the 59th minute, and Carlos Fierro added a fourth goal for the hosts in the 85th minute to ensure the Earthquakes earned all three points on the night.

Goal-Scoring Summary

SJE (0-1) - Javier López (unassisted) 47'

SJE (0-2) - Benjamin Kikanovic (assisted by Jeremy Ebobisse) 53'

SJE (0-3) - Chris Wondolowski (unassisted) 59'

SJE (0-4) - Carlos Fierro (assisted by Cristian Espinoza) 85'

Misconduct Summary

SJE - Nathan (caution) 25'

ATX - Jhohan Romaña (caution) 39'

ATX - Alex Ring (caution) 45+1'

SJE - Marcos López (caution) 81'

Media Assets

Austin FC Head Coach Josh Wolff digital press conference

Austin FC Midfielder Diego Fagundez digital press conference

Boxscore

Austin FC at San Jose Earthquakes | PayPal Park (San Jose, CA) | October 20, 2021

Lineups

Austin FC: Brad Stuver, Žan Kolmanič, Jhohan Romaña, Julio Cascante, Nick Lima, Sebastián Driussi (Daniel Pereira 70'), Diego Fagundez (Kekuta Manneh 80'), Alex Ring ©, Cecilio Domínguez (Rodney Redes 45'), Tomás Pochettino, Moussa Djitté (McKinze Gaines 45')

Substitutes not used: Jon Gallagher, Aedan Stanley, Sebastian Berhalter, Andrew Tarbell, Hector Jimenez

Head Coach: Josh Wolff

TOTAL SHOTS: 15; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 0; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 5

San Jose Earthquakes: James Marcinkowski, Tanner Beason, Marcos López, Nathan, Tommy Thompson (Paul Marie 58'), Jackson Yueill ©, Eric Remedi, Andrés Ríos (Chris Wondolowski 58'), Benjamin Kikanovic (Carlos Fierro 65'), Javier López (Cristian Espinoza 57'), Jeremy Ebobisse (Cade Cowell 65')

Substitutes not used: Judson, Oswaldo Alanís, Daniel Vega, Shea Salinas

Head Coach: Matias Almeyda

TOTAL SHOTS: 20; SHOTS ON GOAL: 9; FOULS: 14; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 10; SAVES: 4

Match Information

Referee: Ismir Pekmic

Assistant Referee 1: Cameron Blanchard

Assistant Referee 2: Felisha Mariscal

4th Official: Victor Rivas

Weather: Cloudy, 63 degrees

Statisical source: MLSsoccer.com / Opta

Next Match

Austin FC will return to Q2 Stadium for its sixteenth and penultimate home match of the 2021 season against Houston Dynamo FC on Sunday, October 24. The match will feature a national television broadcast in English language on ESPN and a radio broadcast on ALT 97.5 FM. In Spanish language, the match will be featured on national television on ESPN Deportes and on radio via TUDN Radio Austin (104.3-HD2, KLQB).


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