2024 Season

Match Preview Presented by Lexus: Austin FC vs. Houston Dynamo FC | May 15, 2024

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Austin FC is back at home for the first of two consecutive matches at Q2 Stadium as the Verde & Black take on in-state rivals Houston Dynamo FC in Copa Tejas action on Wednesday night. 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

Last Saturday, Austin FC played well but fell to FC Dallas 2-1 to end a streak of three consecutive shutouts. Austin earned their only goal in the 84th minute when Owen Wolff won a penalty kick, converted by Sebastián Driussi – the 100th goal of his professional career.

Although disappointed to find themselves on the wrong end of the scoreline, Austin took plenty of positives from a match in which they out-shot, out-dueled, and out-possessed their opponents by wide margins. The Verde & Black now quickly turn their attention to Houston Dynamo FC as the battle for the Copa Tejas continues. Wednesday’s match will be the first of two trips Houston makes to Q2 Stadium this season.

The two teams met back on April 20, when Austin defeated Dynamo FC in Houston 1-0 courtesy of an 86th minute winner by Emiliano Rigoni. The Verde & Black have won six of their nine all-time meetings against Houston and will aim to continue that streak in front of their home fans this Wednesday night.

Houston Dynamo FC Outlook

With about a third of the season played, Houston Dynamo FC is in seventh place with a record of 5-2-4. After crashing out of the U.S. Open Cup at the hands of USL Championship side Detroit Ciy FC last Tuesday night, Houston bounced back in impressive fashion with a 2-1 away win over Sporting KC in its MLS match on Saturday.

Houston’s captain Héctor Herrera netted his first goal of the season to open the scoring in the match vs. SKC, and Ibrahim Aliyu found the game winner with his team-leading fourth goal of the season in the 78th minute.

Houston have gathered more points on the road (nine) than at home (eight) so far this season, a fact Austin will need to be aware of on Wednesday night. As with the April 20 match, it could prove to once again be a low-scoring encounter. Houston’s 11 goals conceded are tied for fewest in the Western Conference, while their 11 goals scored are the fewest in the conference.