Austin FC Opens Preseason Slate Against Philadelphia


On Tuesday night in St. Petersburg, Florida, Austin FC played the first match of its 2024 preseason schedule presented by St. David's HealthCare against Philadelphia Union at Al Lang Stadium. 23 different players saw the field as the Verde & Black made use of the opportunity to build chemistry and fitness ahead of the team's MLS season opener 32 days from now at Q2 Stadium.

Dani Pereira netted Austin's lone goal early in the second half of a 1-1 draw, firing in a right-footed shot after receiving a pass from Hector Jimenez and cleverly creating space in the box.

Austin closes out a five-day stint in St. Petersburg on Friday with another friendly match against FC Cincinnati.