2024 Season

Match Preview Presented by Lexus: Austin FC vs. St. Louis CITY SC | March 9, 2024

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Austin FC takes the pitch back in front of its home crowd as the Verde & Black host St. Louis CITY SC on Saturday 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

After a hard-fought battle in Seattle, Austin walked away with their first point of the season. A solid defensive display from front to back, spurred by center back pairing Matt Hedges and Julio Cascante, helped Brad Stuver earn a clean sheet on his 100th MLS regular season match for Austin.

The Verde & Black now set their sights on securing their first win of 2024 against St. Louis CITY SC. Austin will need another strong performance from Jhojan Valencia. The Colombian midfielder was named to MLS Team of the Matchday bench after his impressive performance against Seattle last Saturday. Valencia played for the full 90 minutes, making 11 recoveries, 3 interceptions and had a 90 percent passing accuracy rate. The midfielder looks to continue being a defensive wall against St. Louis.

The match vs. St. Louis is the first of two consecutive home games for Austin, marking an opportunity to establish a good early position in the standings.

St. Louis CITY SC Outlook

St. Louis ended their first MLS season at the top of the table in the Western Conference but crashed out of the playoffs in the first round. CITY SC enters their second MLS season with uncertainty in their backline due to a few injuries but that didn’t stop them from securing a 2-0 victory at CITYPARK against NYCFC last time out.

CITY SC named Célio Pompeu Man of the Match after a dominant performance last Saturday, with a goal and an assist under his belt. Forward Sam Adeniran carried over his strong goal-scoring form from the end of the 2023 season, scoring in each of the team’s opening two matches.

If the Verde & Black can limit chances for that duo, they’ll give themselves a strong chance of emerging with three points on Saturday night.