2024 Season

Match Preview Presented by Lexus: Austin FC vs. Portland Timbers | May 29, 2024

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Austin FC is back at home this Wednesday after a 1-1 draw against San Jose over the weekend. The Verde & Black are set to take on Portland Timbers at Q2 Stadium with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. CT.


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

  • Stream: Click here to watch the match, or access it through any device compatible with the Apple TV app.
  • Broadcast: A live national television broadcast of the match will be available on FS1.
  • 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 traveled west to take on the San Jose Earthquakes, and the Verde & Black walked away with a 1-1 away draw. Although San Jose took an early lead in the 10th minute, Brendan Hines-Ike found the back of the net with a header after an impressive delivery from Owen Wolff right before the end of the first half.

The goal was Austin FC’s fifth from a set piece this season. It was Hines-Ike’s first goal for Austin and was Wolff’s third assist, making him the only teenager in MLS with three assists so far in 2024.

As Austin prepares to face Portland for the first time this season, the team will hope to continue its strong recent run of form at home. ATXFC has won each of its last five matches at Q2 Stadium and is 6-2-2 overall in its last 10 matches.

Portland Timbers Outlook

Portland is currently in 10th place in the MLS Western Conference under new Head Coach Phil Neville, just outside the playoff line with a record of 4-4-7. The Timbers are coming off a 2-1 win against Sporting Kansas City at home last weekend in which Felipe Mora and Evander were both on the scoresheet.

The Timbers have scored at least one goal in 13 of their 15 matches this season. Their matches tend to be high scoring, as despite having the third best offense in the league this season, Portland's defense ranks third worst in MLS.

Portland’s attacking trio of Evander, Mora and Jonathan Rodriguez have been dangerous for opponents this season, with 18 goals between them. The Timbers might have just one win in eight road contests in 2024, but they have won both of their last two trips to Q2 Stadium, a fact Austin will be well aware of during their preparation for Wednesday night.