After a momentum-building 3-0 win over FC Dallas on Wednesday night, Austin FC quickly turns its attention to another vital home Copa Tejas match against Houston Dynamo FC on Saturday. The match is set for an 8:30 p.m. CT kickoff at Q2 Stadium.
Fans can watch the match in English or Spanish in over 100 countries via 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. An MLS Season Pass subscription is required to watch the match.
- 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
Austin rebounded from back-to-back losses in a big way on Wednesday, cruising to a 3-0 victory over rivals FC Dallas to lift themselves back above the Western Conference playoff line.
The result also gave Austin a boost in the 2023 Copa Tejas standings. A win for the Verde & Black against Houston would see Austin take over top spot, and would mean ATXFC will be guaranteed to control their own destiny in their final Copa Tejas match of the season at Dallas on August 26.
Historically, Austin has a strong home record against the Dynamo, winning all three of its previous matches against Houston at Q2 Stadium. Nothing is guaranteed on Saturday though, and ATXFC will look to put together another strong performance as it did against Dallas to continue climbing the table.
Scoring first at home has proven key for Austin time and again in recent history. The team is unbeaten in the last 10 games at Q2 Stadium in which it has scored first, going 7-3-0 in those matches.
Houston Dynamo FC Outlook
Houston enters Saturday in fine form, on a four-game win streak during which it has scored 13 goals. That run has lifted the Dynamo to fourth place in the Western Conference, and they’ll be hungry to consolidate that position by earning a first result in club history at Q2 Stadium this weekend.
Despite the absence of midfielder Adalberto Carrasquilla, who is currently with the Panamanian national team for the Concacaf Gold Cup, Houston has plenty of talent and depth to hurt their opponents. Amine Bassi and Hector Herrera are pacing the team with 11 and 10 goal contributions respectively. Bassi’s tally of eight goals ranks eighth-best in MLS, though five of those goals have come from the penalty spot.
Victory for the Dynamo on Saturday would put them firmly in the driver’s seat for this year’s Copa Tejas, as they could then clinch the trophy with a result at home vs. Dallas in September, or if Dallas fails to beat Austin in August.
Possible Houston Lineup
(4-2-3-1, R-L) - GK: Steve Clark; Franco Escobar, Erik Sviatchenko, Micael, Daniel Steres; Artur, Hector Herrera; Corey Baird, Amine Bassi, Nelson Quinones; Ibrahim Aliyu