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A stoppage-time goal from Sebastián Driussi saw Austin FC complete a multiple-goal comeback and defeat Sporting Kansas City 4-3 on Saturday night in front of a sold out crowd at Q2 Stadium. The goal was Driussi’s league-leading 17th of the season, and he has now contributed to a goal in a joint-MLS-best eight-consecutive matches.

SKC went ahead by two goals early, with Andreu Fontàs and William Agada putting away rebounds in the 12th and 23rd minutes, respectively. Jon Gallagher halved the deficit just four minutes later, hitting a low volley from the edge of the area that found the bottom corner. Johnny Russell restored the visitors’ cushion before halftime though, converting a penalty kick.

Julio Cascante came up with another response for the Verde & Black in the second half, scoring with a powerful header to bring Austin within a goal once again. ATXFC almost equalized in the midst of a goal-mouth scramble in the 73rd-minute, and finally did so through Danny Hoesen with five minutes remaining.

Felipe provided the assist with his first touch after coming on as a substitute, sending a looping pass into the area which Hoesen volleyed in. Driussi then popped up in stoppage time to score a dramatic winner, sliding in a shot from close range to claim three points for the Verde & Black.

THREE THINGS

  • HEROIC HOESEN: For the third time this season, Danny Hoesen scored a goal in the 80th minute or later. All three goals came in matches in which Austin FC overcame a two-goal deficit to earn a result.
  • JULIO HEADERS: For the second consecutive match, Julio Cascante scored from a header. His six goal contributions on the season are joint-most among MLS center backs.
  • OFF THE MARK: Gallagher’s goal was his first of the season, and he’s now scored two of his four Austin FC goals against SKC.

UP NEXT

Austin FC will play its 14th away match and 26th match overall of the 2022 Major League Soccer regular season against Minnesota United FC on Saturday, August 20 at 7:00 p.m. CT. 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 on UniMás Austin with a delayed start, 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.