Match Preview Presented by Lexus: Seattle Sounders FC vs. Austin FC | March 2, 2024

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Austin FC hits the road for the first time in the 2024 Major League Soccer regular season this Saturday, when the team heads to the Emerald City to take on Seattle Sounders FC. The match will kick off at 7:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. CT at Lumen Field.


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 looks to secure their first victory of the season after falling to Minnesota during the team’s home opener last Saturday. Despite the result, the Verde & Black showed improvement in the second half and got a debut goal from Guilherme Biro. Biro’s fellow offseason arrivals Diego Rubio and Jáder Obrian also provided a spark after coming off the bench.

With its first away match of 2024 on the horizon, the Verde & Black will look for a repeat performance of their 2-1 victory over the Sounders last May. Austin struck first in Seattle with a goal from Ethan Finlay in the 36th minute, and Gyasi Zardes added the winner in the 57th.

Another standout performer on that day was Brad Stuver, who made some key saves to preserve a late one-goal lead. Stuver excelled with eight stops again the Loons last time out, and will look to continue his strong start to the season vs. Seattle.

Seattle Sounders Outlook

Led by Head Coach Brian Schmetzer, the Sounders are also hoping to record their first win of 2024 in what will be their home opener at Lumen Field, after falling 2-1 to LAFC in California on Saturday.

The Sounders are beginning their first season since 2016 without longtime captain Nicolás Lodeiro. The team’s fanbase is hopeful that new signing Pedro de la Vega can fill that void, and the Argentine playmaker got off to a good start last weekend, netting his first MLS goal from the penalty spot.

Seattle has high expectations to meet this season, after finishing second in the Western Conference in 2023 and being picked by MLS pundits to win the conference this season. On Saturday, it will be up to ATXFC to spoil the Sounders’ return to home turf.