2024 Season

Match Preview Presented by Lexus: Houston Dynamo FC vs. Austin FC | April 20, 2024

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Austin FC is back on the road this weekend as the Verde & Black take on Houston Dynamo FC on Saturday evening. The match will kick off at 7:30 p.m. CT at Shell Energy 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

Austin FC is back on the road after a 1-0 loss to St. Louis City SC this past weekend. Although Austin controlled possession for majority of the first half and were combative throughout the match, the Verde & Black fell to a second half goal in the 57th minute.

The team now looks to bounce back this weekend in its second derby match of the year. A win on Saturday will allow Austin to move up in the standings and secure an early advantage in Copa Tejas, after a 2-1 win against FC Dallas back on March 30.

Austin defeated Dynamo FC 3-0 in the last meeting between the teams at Q2 Stadium in June 2023, but fell in both of its trips to east Texas last year. Gyasi Zardes scored twice against Houston, and in ATXFC’s 2-1 away win against Houston in 2022, Sebastián Driussi and Dani Pereira provided the goals.

Houston Dynamo FC Outlook

Houston Dynamo FC enters Saturday’s match coming off a 2-1 victory at Minnesota United FC last Saturday. The match-winning goal came in the 77th minute from midfielder Sebastian Kowalczyk. With four wins in their last five matches overall, Houston finds itself in third place in the Western Conference.

Defense has been the team’s calling card thus far this season, as Dynamo FC’s seven goals conceded are tied for the fewest in MLS. In 2023, Shell Energy Stadium was statistically the toughest place to visit in the Western Conference, as Houston recorded 37 points from 17 matches there.

It’s rumored that Saturday could mark the return of Mexican national team midfielder Héctor Herrera, who has yet to play a match this season as he has recovered from injury. If he is able to play, he’ll look to once again form a formidable partnership with Adalberto Carrasquilla in the Dynamo.