2024 Season

Match Preview Presented by Lexus: FC Dallas vs. Austin FC | May 11, 2024

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Austin FC is back on the road for the second consecutive weekend as the Verde & Black take on in-state rivals FC Dallas in Copa Tejas action on Saturday night. The match will kick off at 7:30 p.m. CT at Toyota 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 earned the team’s third consecutive overall shutout and third road shutout of the 2024 season. With a 0-0 draw result against Vancouver, Austin has now gone 303 minutes of MLS play without conceding a goal. Brad Stuver leads the league with 58 saves, and the 10 field players in front of him have done well as a collective to limit opponents’ chances.

The Verde & Black now turn their attention to a trip up I-35 as they take on FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. This will be the first of two trips up to Frisco this season, as Austin will be enthusiastic about the opportunity to secure back-to-back wins over Dallas and take control of the 2024 Copa Tejas standings.

The two teams met back on March 30, when the Verde & Black beat their rivals 2-1 with goals from Julio Cascante and Diego Rubio in the second half. The match was a turning point for Austin, as they have climbed the table by posting a 4-1-1 record in the six matches since. A win on Saturday could lift Austin as high as third place in the Western Conference.

FC Dallas Outlook

FC Dallas is currently in 13th place with a record of 2-6-2. The team was in U.S. Open Cup action on Tuesday night, defeating USL Championship side Memphis 901 FC 1-0 at home. In Dallas’ last MLS match on Saturday, they suffered a 3-1 defeat against Toronto FC at BMO Field.

New arrival Petar Musa leads the team in scoring with three goals, while U.S. international Jesus Ferreira has provided a consistent goal-scoring threat for Dallas over the last few seasons. Spanish midfielder Asier Illaramendi, who missed the trip to Austin earlier this season, is fit and performing once again for Head Coach Nico Estevez’s group.

Saturday’s match is significant in the 2024 Copa Tejas race. Dallas defeated Houston to put points on the board when those two teams played on April 27, but the Verde & Black would put themselves on the doorstep of winning this year’s competition with a win in Frisco.