Austin FC fell 2-1 against Portland Timbers on Sunday night at Q2 Stadium. The match attendance of 20,738 marked the 50th consecutive MLS home sellout for the Club, extending the league’s longest active streak.
Austin started the better of the two teams. Emiliano Rigoni’s strike was called back for offside in the first minute, and Gyasi Zardes’ header hit the post moments after. Zardes then flashed another shot inches wide of the frame in the 24th minute.
Portland took the lead against the run of play in the 39th minute, when Felipe Mora was in the right place at the right time to put away a loose ball in the box. The Timbers added another in the second half as Evander finished from close range, but Sebastián Driussi brought the Verde & Black back into the match, scoring his team-high ninth goal of the season with 15 minutes remaining.
Austin continued to push in the closing moments, but were ultimately unable to find the tying goal.
POR (0-1) – Felipe Mora (unassisted) 39’
POR (0-2) – Evander (assisted by Felipe Mora, Yimmi Chará) 64’
ATX (1-2) – Sebastián Driussi (unassisted) 75’
Austin FC will play its 15th away match and 29th match overall of the 2023 Major League Soccer regular season against New York Red Bulls on Wednesday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT. The match will stream live in English and Spanish on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app.
On radio, the match will be broadcast on iHeart Radio’s ALT 97.5 in English, as well as on TUDN Radio Austin (104.3-HD2, KLQB) in Spanish.