Match Report: LA Galaxy II vs. Austin FC II | April 23, 2023


Austin FC II earned a point in their second road match of the MLS NEXT Pro season, drawing 1-1 against LA Galaxy II. The result keeps the Verde & Black unbeaten through six (6) MLS NEXT Pro matches, and the team remains in first place in the Western Conference.

ATXFC II opened the scoring in the 21st-minute as Bobosi Byaruhanga scored his first MLSNP goal. The Ugandan international midfielder retrieved a loose ball near the post and calmly found the back of the net to open the scoring. Galaxy II found an equalizer in the 41st-minute on their only shot of the first half.

The Verde & Black had a couple of chances early in the second half, but an offside call disallowed a second goal from Byaruhanga and David Rodríguez saw his shot saved. EJ Johnson had another chance in the 69th-minute, putting his effort over the crossbar from a CJ Fodrey cross.

Byaruhanga nearly found the game winner in stoppage time, but a diving save from the Galaxy II keeper ensured the score stayed level. The hosts then won the ensuing shootout 5-4 to claim the extra point on the night.

Goal-Scoring Summary

ATX (0-1) – Bobosi Byaruhanga (unassisted) 21’

LA (1-1) – Axel Picazo (assisted by Jonathan Perez) 41’

Next Match

Austin FC II will play its fifth home match and seventh match overall of the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro regular season against MNUFC 2 on Friday, April 28 at 8:00 p.m. CT. Fans can purchase tickets to watch the match at Parmer Field at St. David’s Performance Center, and enjoy food, drinks, and entertainment at The Pitch, immediately adjacent to the stadium. For those who can’t make it, the match will be available to watch on the Apple TV app to MLS Season Pass subscribers.