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A strong team performance saw Austin FC defeat Atlanta United FC 3-0 on Saturday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Club’s fourth-consecutive away victory. The result keeps Austin in second place in the MLS Supporters’ Shield standings, and gives the team the best road record in the league.

The Verde & Black found the net on their first foray forward in the 9th-minute. Felipe passed to Ethan Finlay on the right, darted into the box to get on the end of Finlay’s cross, and headed home his first goal for the Club.

Finlay then doubled Austin’s advantage himself eight minutes later, reacting quickest to a loose ball in front of goal.

ATXFC didn’t stop there. After coming on as a substitute to start the second half, Sebastián Driussi scored his 11th goal of the season, finishing into an empty net following Maxi Urruti’s shot off the post.

Austin remained solid at the back to see out the victory with a three-goal cushion, earning the team’s sixth shutout of the year.

THREE THINGS

  • FANTASTIC FINLAY: Ethan Finlay recorded a goal and an assist in each of Austin’s last two matches.
  • BEASTS OF THE EAST: The Verde & Black are now unbeaten through seven matches against Eastern Conference opponents (6-1-0), including wins in all four road matches.
  • SUPER SUBS: Driussi’s goal was ATXFC’s eighth of the season from a substitute, second-most in MLS.

UP NEXT

Austin FC will play its ninth home match and twentieth match overall of the 2022 Major League Soccer regular season against Houston Dynamo FC on Tuesday, July 12 at 8:00 p.m. CT. The match will feature a live stream in English language on Twitter (@TUDNUSA).

In Spanish language, the match will feature a national TV broadcast on UniMás and TUDN.

On radio, the match will be broadcast on KASE-FM (ALT 97.5) in English, as well as on TUDN Radio Austin (104.3-HD2, KLQB) in Spanish.