Austin FC Academy teams played eight MLS NEXT matches away from home in November, but weren’t fazed by the challenge. Aside from MLS NEXT action, the month was highlighted by a U-17 friendly against Liga MX academy C.F. Monterrey, and another U-16 U.S. Men’s Youth National Team call-up for Ervin Torres.
Austin FC’s four Academy teams competing in MLS NEXT posted a combined record of 5-2-1 in November. The U-17s and U-15s both earned shutout road victories over Houston Dynamo, and followed those up with 3-2 and 2-1 wins at Sporting Kansas City the following weekend. The U-17s achieved that 3-2 result despite falling behind 2-0, with goals from Diego Rodriguez, Jesus Gonzalez, and Chris Avila spurring the comeback.
The U-14 side conceded only one goal in three matches, leading to an impressive win at FC Dallas and a scoreless draw with Houston.
Austin FC’s U-13 team fell 3-1 against FC Dallas in its only MLS NEXT match in November.
U-13 (0-1-0 overall)
- L, 3-1 at FC Dallas
U-14 (1-1-1 overall)
- W, 1-0 at FC Dallas
- D, 0-0 at Houston Dynamo
- L, 2-1 at Sporting Kansas City
U-15 (2-0-0 overall)
- W, 2-0 at Houston Dynamo
- W, 2-1 at Sporting Kansas City
U-17 (2-0-0 overall)
- W, 3-0 at Houston Dynamo
- W, 3-2 at Sporting Kansas City
Player of the Month
Milo Williams, U-15 Midfielder
Williams earned November’s Academy Player of the Month honors for returning to full fitness, showing impressive dedication to the U-15 team’s training plans, and demonstrating academic excellence and a high standard of behavior.
In December, the U-13 and U-14 teams have one match each before taking a break for the holidays. The U-15 and U-17 teams had important business to take care of out west, where they competed in the MLS NEXT Flex event in California.
U-13 & U-14
FC Dallas vs. Austin FC (Dec. 11)
U-15 & U-17
Competed at the MLS NEXT Flex event in California from December 2 through December 8. For more details on the event, visit www.mlssoccer.com/news/topics/mls-next-fest/.