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Djitté Scores Late as Austin FC Comes Back to Earn Draw vs. Orlando City SC

May 22, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Austin FC News Release


Austin, TEXAS - A late goal from Moussa Djitté earned Austin FC a 2-2 draw on Sunday night in front of a sold-out crowd at Q2 Stadium, as the Verde & Black erased a two-goal deficit to gain a point.

Things got off to a bad start for the Verde & Black, as Orlando opened the scoring in the 2nd-minute through Ercan Kara. Maxi Urruti nearly brought Austin back on level terms moments later, but his shot from distance caromed off the post.

OCSC then doubled its lead in the 22nd-minute. Ruan reacted quickest to a rebound and fired home after a spell when ATXFC had dominated possession and chances.

The second half was filled with incidents, beginning with two yellow cards in two minutes for Orlando defender Rodrigo Schlegel. The latter infraction led to a penalty kick, which Sebastián Driussi converted to bring the Verde & Black back into the match.

In the 69th-minute, the visitors were reduced to nine men when Cesar Araujo was shown a straight red card for a foul on Alex Ring. With a two-man advantage, Austin piled on chance after chance in the closing stages.

Diego Fagundez was unlucky to see his shot glance off the post, Djitté flashed a header just wide, and Alex Ring forced a great save from Orlando goalkeeper Pedro Gallese. Eventually, ATXFC's pressure paid off deep into stoppage time, with Žan Kolmanič's pinpoint cross picking out Djitté at the back post.

The Senegalese striker made no mistake with the finish in the 95th-minute, earning a point for the Verde & Black with the latest goal in Club history.

Goal-Scoring Summary

ORL (0-1) - Ercan Kara (assisted by Junior Urso) 2'

ORL (0-2) - Ruan (unassisted) 22'

ATX (1-2) - Sebastián Driussi (penalty kick) 63'

ATX (2-2) - Moussa Djitté (unassisted) 90+5'

Misconduct Summary

ORL - Rodrigo Schlegel (caution) 58'

ORL - Rodrigo Schlegel (second caution, ejection) 60'

ORL - Mauricio Pereyra (caution) 60'

ORL - Cesar Araujo (ejection) 69'

ORL - Robin Jansson (caution) 82'

ORL - Pedro Gallese (caution) 90+9'

Media Assets (courtesy of Austin FC)

Austin FC Head Coach Josh Wolff press conference

Austin FC vs. Orlando City SC Match Highlights - May 22, 2022

Boxscore

Austin FC vs. Orlando City SC | Q2 Stadium (Austin, TX) | May 22, 2022

Lineups

Austin FC: Brad Stuver, Jon Gallagher (Žan Kolmanič 59'), Ruben Gabrielsen (Kipp Keller 20'), Julio Cascante, Nick Lima (Hector Jimenez 59'), Dani Pereira (Moussa Djitté 75'), Alex Ring ©, Sebastián Driussi, Diego Fagundez, Maxi Urruti, Owen Wolff (Ethan Finlay 59')

Substitutes not used: Andrew Tarbell, Jhojan Valencia, Felipe, Jared Stroud

Head Coach: Josh Wolff

TOTAL SHOTS: 22; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 16; OFFSIDE: 0; CORNER KICKS: 10; SAVES: 5

Orlando City SC: Pedro Gallese, Ruan (Michael Halliday 90+4'), Joao Moutinho, Robin Jansson, Rodrigo Schlegel, Cesar Araujo, Mauricio Pereyra © (Tesho Akindele 72'), Junior Urso (Sebastian Mendez 90+2'), Andres Perea, Ercan Kara (Kyle Smith 72'), Facundo Torres (Jake Mulraney 72')

Substitutes not used: Mason Stadjuhar, Alexandre Pato, Joey DeZart, Thomas Williams

Head Coach: Óscar Pareja

TOTAL SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 10; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 3

Match Information

Referee: Joe Dickerson

Assistant Referee 1: Corey Rockwell

Assistant Referee 2: Jeremy Kieso

4th Official: Elijio Arreguin

VAR: Rosendo Mendoza

Assistant VAR: Claudiu Badea

Weather: Partly cloudy, 76 degrees

Attendance: 20,738

Statistical Source: MLSSoccer.com / Opta

Next Match

Austin FC will play its seventh away match and fourteenth match overall of the 2022 Major League Soccer regular season against the LA Galaxy on Sunday, May 29 at 3:00 p.m. CT/1:00 p.m. PT. The match will feature a live stream in English language on Twitter (@TUDNUSA).

In Spanish language, the match will feature a national TV broadcast on UniMás and TUDN.

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


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