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Driussi's Last-Minute Winner Lifts Austin FC to 4-3 Win Over San Jose

April 6, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Austin FC News Release

Austin, TEXAS - Austin FC captain Sebastián Driussi scored the latest goal in Club history in the 101st minute to lift Austin FC to a 4-3 win against San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night at Q2 Stadium. The attendance of 20,738 marked the 58th consecutive MLS home sellout for Austin, extending the league's longest active streak.

Austin applied pressure right from the start of the match looking to open the score, but ultimately San Jose struck against the run of play first with a header by Paul Marie. Both teams then had a goal disallowed by the VAR before halftime.

San Jose doubled their lead in the 58th minute but Austin responded four (4) minutes later when Driussi converted a penalty. Jáder Obrian then buried a chance in the 63rd minute to equalize, and the Verde & Black took the lead with a rocket from the left foot of Guilherme Biro in the 67th minute. The five-minute span between Driussi's goal and Biro's was the fastest Austin has scored three (3) consecutive goals in Club history.

The Earthquakes hit back in the 74th minute with a third goal of their own, but in the final minute of stoppage time, Driussi secured all three points for the Verde & Black by scoring with an incredible first-time shot from the edge of the penalty area.

Goal-Scoring Summary

SJ (0-1) - Paul Marie (assisted by Cristian Espinoza) 20'

SJ (0-2) - Jeremy Ebobisse (assisted by Cristian Espinoza) 58'

ATX (1-2) - Sebastián Driussi (penalty kick) 62'

ATX (2-2) - Jáder Obrian (unassisted) 63'

ATX (3-2) - Guilherme Biro (unassisted) 67'

SJ (3-3) - Amahl Pellegrino (assisted by Cristian Espinoza) 74'

ATX (4-3) - Sebastián Driussi (assisted by Gyasi Zardes) 101'

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Box Score - Austin FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes | April 6, 2024

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Match Information

Venue: Q2 Stadium (Austin, TX)

Attendance: 20,738

Weather: Cloudy, 75 degrees

Referee: Lukasz Szpala

Assistant Referee 1: Oscar Mitchell- Carvalho

Assistant Referee 2: Kevin Klinger

Fourth Official: Elton Garcia

VAR: Kevin Terry Jr

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Next Match

Austin FC will play its eighth match overall of the 2024 Major League Soccer regular season against St. Louis CITY SC on Saturday, April 14 at 3:45 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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