2023 Season

Match Preview Presented by Lexus: New York Red Bulls vs. Austin FC | Sept. 20, 2023


Austin FC hits the road for a crucial away clash against New York Red Bulls this Wednesday night. The match is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT at Red Bull Arena.


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

  • 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

Points are at a premium for the Verde & Black as they approach the final six-game stretch of the 2023 regular season. Currently three points off the playoff cutline, a victory on Wednesday over the Red Bulls would put Austin right back into the mix as teams jockey for position during the homestretch.

Club captain Sebastián Driussi has been in a strong run of form in front of goal, scoring three times in the team’s last five matches. Austin has been held scoreless just once across all competitions since May 25, but will need to pick up their scoring pace overall in their push for the playoffs.

During the last two seasons, the team has had an excellent record against Eastern Conference opponents. The Verde & Black earned draws in each of their previous Eastern Conference away trips this season (Miami and New England), and defeated both Montréal and Toronto at home as well. The only Eastern Conference team to defeat Austin since the start of 2022 is New York Red Bulls, a result Josh Wolff’s side will be hungry to avenge on Wednesday.

New York Red Bulls Outlook

Like Austin, the Red Bulls are in need of points to climb north of the playoff line. New York are in 13th in the Eastern Conference, five points behind ninth place D.C. United.

NYRB has had a solid campaign defensively, allowing only 33 goals (one fewer than Supporters’ Shield leaders FC Cincinnati). They’ve struggled at the other end of the pitch though, with their 24 goals tied for second fewest in MLS. Last time out, the team earned a scoreless draw at rivals New York City FC, their fourth consecutive match without a win.

Though they’ll enter Wednesday in a rough patch of form, the Red Bulls are typically one of MLS’ better teams in regular season crunch time. They’ve made the playoffs every season since 2009 and will be eager to keep that streak alive.