July 12, 2022 – Major League Soccer (MLS) – Austin FC News Release
Austin, TEXAS – In front of a sold-out crowd of 20,738 at Q2 Stadium, Austin FC came back to defeat Houston Dynamo FC 3-1 on Tuesday night thanks to goals from Diego Fagundez, Maxi Urruti, and Alex Ring. The result moves Austin into first place in the MLS Supporters’ Shield standings, and makes the Club the first to reach 40 points in the league this season.
Houston took the lead in the 11th-minute through Adalberto Carrasquilla, but the Verde & Black equalized just four minutes later. Sebastián Driussi drew a foul in a dangerous position, and Fagundez slotted the ensuing free kick into the top corner to level the score.
In the 57th-minute, Austin found its second goal via a wonderful combination from its two Argentine playmakers. Driussi battled to win possession at the edge of the 18-yard box before sliding a pass to Urruti on the left wing. Urruti hit a wonderful first-time strike that flew inside the far post, his seventh goal of the season and league-leading fifth match-winner.
Club Captain Alex Ring then put the result beyond doubt in the 70th-minute, heading home a brilliant cross from Ethan Finlay, his third assist in as many matches. An excellent save from Brad Stuver preserved the scoreline late on, and the victory improved Austin’s home record in its last 14 matches to 9-3-2.
HOU (0-1) – Adalberto Carrasquilla (assisted by Adam Lundkvist) 11′
ATX (1-1) – Diego Fagundez (unassisted) 15′
ATX (2-1) – Maxi Urruti (assisted by Sebastián Driussi) 57′
ATX (3-1) – Alex Ring (assisted by Ethan Finlay, Maxi Urruti) 70′
HOU – Teenage Hadebe (caution) 14′
HOU – Adam Lundkvist (caution) 62′
ATX – Nick Lima (caution) 66′
HOU – Héctor Herrera (caution) 80′
Media Assets (courtesy of Austin FC)
Austin FC Head Coach Josh Wolff press conference
Austin FC vs. Houston Dynamo FC Match Highlights – July 12, 2022
Austin FC vs. Houston Dynamo FC | Q2 Stadium (Austin, TX) | July 12, 2022
Austin FC: Brad Stuver, Žan Kolmanič, Ruben Gabrielsen, Julio Cascante, Hector Jimenez (Nick Lima 22′), Alex Ring © (Jared Stroud 89′), Owen Wolff (Dani Pereira 46′), Sebastián Driussi (Felipe 81′), Diego Fagundez, Maxi Urruti, Ethan Finlay (Rodney Redes 81′)
Substitutes not used: Andrew Tarbell, Jhohan Romaña, Moussa Djitté, Danny Hoesen
Head Coach: Josh Wolff
TOTAL SHOTS: 16; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 8; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 2
Houston Dynamo FC: Steve Clark, Adam Lundkvist (Sam Junqua 78′), Tim Parker ©, Teenage Hadebe (Daniel Steres 85′), Zeca (Griffin Dorsey 78′), Memo Rodríguez, Adalberto Carrasquilla (Héctor Herrera 46′), Matías Vera (Darwin Quintero 65′), Darwin Cerén, Fafà Picault, Thor Úlfarsson
Substitutes not used: Michael Nelson, Ethan Bartlow, Tyler Pasher, Sebastián Ferreira
Head Coach: Paulo Nagamura
TOTAL SHOTS: 8; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 6; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 1; SAVES: 3
Referee: Chris Penso
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Barwegen
Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Bigelow
4th Official: Alex Chilowicz
VAR: Ted Unkel
Assistant VAR: Fabio Tovar
Weather: Sunny, 100 degrees
Statistical Source: MLSSoccer.com / Opta
Austin FC will play its 12th away match and 21st match overall of the 2022 Major League Soccer regular season against FC Dallas on Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. CT. The match will feature a regional TV broadcast in English language on KNVA (The CW Austin), as well as a livestream on AustinFC.com and the Austin FC app.
In Spanish language, the match will feature a regional TV broadcast with a delayed start on UniMás Austin, as well as a livestream on UnivisionAustin.com and the Univision Austin app.
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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