Austin FC II won its first-ever match, defeating Houston Dynamo 2 by a 2-1 scoreline in front of a sold-out crowd at Parmer Field at St. David’s Performance Center.
Austin FC II conceded the first goal of the match just after the break, as Dynamo forward Papa Ndoye scored in the 49th-minute.
Austin FC II answered with a goal of their own, seeing midfielder Valentin Noël score the Club’s first-ever goal, off forward David Rodríguez’s assist in the 64th-minute. Noël found the back of the net again in the 84th-minute, putting home a rebound from his teammate’s shot. Goalkeeper Damian Las made a last-minute save in stoppage time, blocking a late effort by Dynamo forward Ezekiel Soto to preserve the win.
HOU (0-1) – Papa Ndoye (assisted by Diego Gonzalez) 49’
ATX (1-1) – Valentin Noël (assisted by David Rodríguez) 64’
ATX (2-1) – Valentin Noël (unassisted) 83’
Austin FC II will play its first away match and second match overall of the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro regular season against Sporting Kansas City II on Sunday, April 2 at 3:00 p.m. CT. The match will feature a livestream on MLSNEXTPro.com.