Austin FC fell in a 2-1 defeat to Real Salt Lake on Saturday night at Q2 Stadium.
The visitors took an early lead in the 15th minute, when Rubio Rubín headed in a cross from Jasper Löffelsend. Austin had multiple shots denied by RSL goalkeeper Gavin Beavers as they pushed for an equalizer, including a free kick from Diego Fagundez.
A weather delay then paused the match in the 40th minute, until play resumed two (2) hours later.
Sebastián Driussi came on as a halftime substitute for Austin FC and nearly made an immediate impact. Fagundez found the Argentine with a clever pass, but his shot was blocked. Beavers then stopped Driussi on the doorstep after a scramble in the box.
Rubín eventually tallied his and RSL’s second goal of the night in the 81st minute. Julio Cascante pulled a goal back for Austin in stoppage time with a well-placed header from Emiliano Rigoni’s assist, but it wasn’t enough to earn Austin a result on the night.
RSL (0-1) – Rubio Rubín (assisted by Jasper Löffelsend) 15’
RSL (0-2) – Rubio Rubín (assisted by Maikel Chang, Andrés Gómez) 81’
ATX (1-2) – Julio Cascante (assisted by Emiliano Rigoni) 90+2'
Austin FC will play its eighth away match and seventeenth match overall of the 2023 Major League Soccer regular season against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. CT. The match will stream live for free 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.