Austin FC Earns 2-1 Road Win Over Seattle Sounders

ATXvSEA Match Report Photo

Austin FC defeated the Western Conference leading Seattle Sounders 2-1 for their second road win of the season on Wednesday night at Lumen Field. Ethan Finlay tallied a goal and an assist, while Gyasi Zardes added his first goal of the season.

The Verde & Black struck first in Seattle with a goal from Ethan Finlay, his first of the season. Emiliano Rigoni found Adam Lundkvist with a pass down the left flank, who pulled it back to Finlay in the box. Finlay then struck past the goalkeeper, giving Austin a 1-0 lead. Goalkeeper Brad Stuver made two (2) saves in the final 10 minutes of the first half, preserving the halftime lead.

In the 57th-minute, Zardes scored his debut goal for Austin FC, doubling the lead for the visitors. Stuver made a vital save in the 67th-minute, denying Albert Rusnák from point blank range. Fredy Montero brought the hosts to within one in the 79th-minute, but Austin FC held strong to take all three points.  

Goal-Scoring Summary

ATX (0-1) – Ethan Finlay (assisted by Adam Lundkvist, Emiliano Rigoni) 36’

ATX (0-2) – Gyasi Zardes (assisted by Ethan Finlay, Jon Gallagher) 57’

SEA (1-2) – Fredy Montero (assisted by Héber, Jordan Morris) 79’

Next Match

Austin FC will play its seventh home match and thirteenth match overall of the 2023 Major League Soccer regular season against Toronto FC on Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. CT. The match will stream live in English and Spanish on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app. An MLS Season Pass subscription is required in order to watch.

On radio, the match will be broadcast on iHeart Radio’s ALT 97.5 in English, as well as on TUDN Radio Austin (104.3-HD2, KLQB) in Spanish.