2023 Season

Match Preview Presented by Lexus: Austin FC vs. LA Galaxy | Sept. 24, 2023


Austin FC returns to Q2 Stadium on Sunday for a vital match in their push for playoff qualification. The Verde & Black will host LA Galaxy in the Texas capital, with kickoff set for 8:30 p.m. CT.


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

  • Broadcast: Tune to FS1 (English) or FOX Deportes (Spanish) to watch the match broadcast live on national television.
  • 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

Sunday’s match will be the third match in eight days for the Verde & Black. The team earned a hard-fought draw at New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night, courtesy of captain Sebastián Driussi’s 10th goal of the season.

Austin responded well to a difficult first half in which they conceded an early own goal. Driussi’s strike came from a set piece just before halftime, and the two teams battled hard throughout the second half, with Jhojan Valencia putting in a shift in midfield. The Colombian won possession a game-high eight times and picked up an assist to boot.

Depending on results around the league this weekend, a win over the Galaxy could potentially lift Austin within one point of the playoff line. Every point is crucial at this late stage of the season as ATXFC fights to earn its place in the postseason, with four matches remaining following Sunday's game.

LA Galaxy Outlook

The Galaxy sit only one point below Austin in the Western Conference standings, and got a momentum boost from a comeback win over 10-man Minnesota on Wednesday night. The addition of former Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp has been a game-changer for LA, as the Englishman has six goals in six matches since joining Head Coach Greg Vanney's side.

After a rough start to the campaign, the Galaxy are making a late surge, losing only once since the Leagues Cup break and earning 11 points in that span. Midfielder Riqui Puig has been a consistent presence in midfield, contributing six goals and eight assists in 2023.

The defensive end of the pitch is where LA has struggled the most this season, conceding 48 goals - most in the Western Conference. They’ve also run into trouble on their travels, winning just once outside of California all season. On Sunday, it will be up to the Verde & Black to make home-field advantage count at Q2 Stadium.