Austin FC will hit the road this week to take on LA Galaxy at Dignity Health Sports Park, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. CT.
Fans can watch the match in English or Spanish in over 100 countries via 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. An MLS Season Pass subscription is required.
- 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 heads to LA for the second time in three weeks aiming to pick up its second away victory of the season. The team will hope to maintain the defensive solidity it displayed last weekend, when it became the first team to shut out Vancouver in an MLS match so far this season in a 0-0 draw with the Whitecaps at Q2 Stadium.
Despite multiple key injuries along the backline in the early stages of 2023, the Verde & Black’s defense has performed well, helped in particular by strong outings from goalkeeper Brad Stuver and defender Leo Väisänen.
Stuver ranks third in MLS with 32 saves, and has posted a goals-against to expected-goals- against rate of -0.4. He’s also fared uniquely well against Galaxy star striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernández, saving a penalty kick attempt by the Mexican forward in two different matches while with Austin FC.
Though a newcomer to the league, Väisänen has adapted quickly to his new surroundings. He won 13 of his 17 aerial duels against Vancouver along with five clearances.
LA Galaxy Outlook
The Galaxy have had a tough start to the season, going winless with three points through their opening seven games. They’re not a team to be taken lightly though, with plenty of quality throughout the squad.
Behind Chicharito, who led the team with 18 goals in 2022, the midfield trio of Gaston Brugman, Marky Delgado, and Barcelona youth product Riqui Puig are capable of dictating the tempo of a match. Winger Tyler Boyd scored his first MLS goal last weekend against LAFC, and did so in some style.
LA has conceded the first goal in four of its last five games, and has lost the last three when it has done so. A quick start for either team on Saturday could be key in deciding the outcome of the match.
Possible LA Galaxy Lineup
(4-1-4-1, R-L) - GK: Jonathan Klinsmann; Calegari, Jalen Neal, Chris Mavinga, Raheem Edwards; Gaston Brugman; Tyler Boyd, Marky Delgado, Riqui Puig, Memo Rodriguez; Javier Hernández