2024 Season

Match Preview Presented by Lexus: Austin FC vs. FC Dallas | March 30, 2024

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Austin FC is back home this weekend as the Verde & Black take on in-state rivals FC Dallas on Saturday night in the first Copa Tejas match of 2024. The match will kick off at 7:30 p.m. CT at Q2 Stadium.


Fans can watch the match in English or Spanish in over 100 countries with MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

  • Stream: Click here to watch the match, or access it through any device compatible with the Apple TV app.
  • Radio: The match will be broadcast live locally in English on iHeart Radio’s Alt 97.5, and in Spanish on Univision’s TUDN Radio Austin (104.3-HD2, KLQB-FM).

Austin FC Outlook

Having earned draws in each of its last two matches at Q2 Stadium, the Verde & Black will look to earn all three points in front of their home support this time out. The team has managed to do so in two of its last three home games against Dallas, including a 3-0 win last season and a 2-1 victory in the 2022 MLS Western Conference Semifinals.

Saturday is likely to mark the first home match of the season in which captain Sebastián Driussi is fit from the start, offering a boost to the team. Driussi led the team in scoring in 2022 and 2023, and the Argentine is hungry to get off the mark this campaign.

At the other end of the pitch, Brad Stuver continues to be a reliable presence between the posts. Stuver made an impressive 6 saves last weekend, and leads MLS with 27 saves so far for the season.

FC Dallas Outlook

FC Dallas is coming off three straight losses in the month of March, most recently falling 3-1 against Vancouver Whitecaps at home. Their only goal came from midfielder Sebastian Lletget in the 40th minute of the match, marking his first goal for FC Dallas since the 2022 season.

Dallas has dealt with a handful of injuries to start the season. Defenders Sebastien Ibeagha, Geovane Jesus, Marco Farfan, midfielders Asier Illarramendi, Paxton Pomykal, Alan Velasco and forward Jesus Ferreira have all missed time. With the return of Ibeagha and Ferreira, FCD will look for an immediate impact on the pitch.

This weekend, it will be up to the Verde & Black to spoil FCD’s trip down I-35, securing the first three points of this season’s Copa Tejas.