A late goal from Moussa Djitté earned Austin FC a 2-2 draw on Sunday night in front of a sold-out crowd at Q2 Stadium, as the Verde & Black erased a two-goal deficit to gain a point.
Things got off to a bad start for the Verde & Black, as Orlando opened the scoring in the 2nd minute through Ercan Kara. Maxi Urruti nearly brought Austin back on level terms moments later, but his shot from distance caromed off the post.
OCSC then doubled its lead in the 22nd minute. Ruan reacted quickest to a rebound and fired home after a spell when ATXFC had dominated possession and chances.
The second half was filled with incidents, beginning with two yellow cards in two minutes for Orlando defender Rodrigo Schlegel. The latter infraction led to a penalty kick, which Sebastián Driussi converted to bring the Verde & Black back into the match.
In the 69th minute, the visitors were reduced to nine men when Cesar Araujo was shown a straight red card for a foul on Alex Ring. With a two-man advantage, Austin piled on chance after chance in the closing stages.
Diego Fagundez was unlucky to see his shot glance off the post, Djitté flashed a header just wide, and Alex Ring forced a great save from Orlando goalkeeper Pedro Gallese. Eventually, ATXFC’s pressure paid off deep into stoppage time, with Žan Kolmanič’s pinpoint cross picking out Djitté at the back post.
The Senegalese striker made no mistake with the finish in the 95th minute, earning a point for the Verde & Black.
- LATE LATE SHOW: Djitté’s 95th-minute equalizer was the latest goal in Club history for the Verde & Black.
- WOLFF MAKES HIS MARK: Making his second consecutive start, 17-year-old Owen Wolff created a team-high five chances.
- SELLOUT STREAK: The match was Austin FC’s 24th consecutive home sellout, the league’s longest active streak.
Austin FC will play its seventh away match and fourteenth match overall of the 2022 Major League Soccer regular season against the LA Galaxy on Sunday, May 29 at 3:00 p.m. CT/1:00 p.m. PT. 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.