Despite having the vast majority of the ball and the chances, Austin FC fell in a 1-0 defeat against the LA Galaxy on Sunday night at Q2 Stadium.
The Galaxy took an early lead through Marco Delgado, who intercepted a pass and hit a long-range strike that glanced off the post and in. The Verde & Black nearly equalized on a number of occasions throughout the first half, coming close on a Diego Fagundez header in the 16th minute and a Sebastián Driussi volley fired over the crossbar.
Maxi Urruti then almost scored on the turn in the first minute of the second half. As the game wore on, LA looked to slow things down as much as possible, with goalkeeper Jonathan Bond picking up a yellow card for time wasting in the 53rd minute.
In the closing stages, ATXFC were twice unlucky not to draw level. Driussi’s powerful free kick rocketed off the post in the 89th minute, and Danny Hoesen’s flick dribbled inches wide.
- EVERYTHING BUT THE GOAL: Austin had more expected goals, shots, possession, and accurate passes than their opponents, but the goal just wouldn’t come.
- SELLOUT STREAK: The match was the Verde & Black’s 23rd consecutive home MLS sellout, the league’s longest active streak.
- REMATCH COMING UP: Austin FC won’t have to wait long for a chance at revenge. These two sides meet again three weeks from today, on May 29 in Carson, California.
Austin FC will play its fifth away match and eleventh match overall of the 2022 Major League Soccer regular season against Real Salt Lake on Saturday, May 14 at 8:30 p.m. CT/7:30 p.m. MT. The match will feature a regional TV broadcast in English language on KNVA (The CW Austin), as well as a livestream on AustinFC.com and the Austin FC app.
In Spanish language, the match will feature a regional TV broadcast with a delayed start on UniMás Austin, as well as a livestream on UnivisionAustin.com and the Univision Austin app.
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.