Match Report: MNUFC2 vs. Austin FC II | September 10, 2023


Austin FC II earned an away point in a 1-1 draw against Minnesota United FC 2 on Sunday night at National Sports Center. MNUFC2 claimed the extra point on offer following a 13-round penalty shootout.

ATXFC II took a one-goal advantage into halftime thanks to a 36th-minute strike from Alfonso Ocampo-Chávez. EJ Johnson created the opportunity, smartly intercepting an attempted pass from the MNUFC2 goalkeeper and squaring it for Ocampo-Chávez to finish with a well-placed shot from the edge of the area.

After hitting the woodwork twice, Minnesota eventually equalized through Kameron Lacey, who scored from the spot in the 65th minute. Christo Vela was then unlucky to strike the post himself on a shot from close range.

When neither team able to find a winner in regulation, MNUFC2 prevailed 9-8 in a marathon penalty shootout during which ATXFC II goalkeeper Damian Las saved three (3) Minnesota attempts.

Goal-Scoring Summary

ATX (0-1) – Alfonso Ocampo-Chávez (assisted by EJ Johnson) 36’

MIN (1-1) – Kameron Lacey (penalty kick) 65’

Next Match

Austin FC II will play its 14th and final home match and 27th match overall of the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro regular season against Colorado Rapids 2 on Friday, September 15 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.