2024 Season

Match Report: Colorado Rapids vs. Austin FC | June 15, 2024

Match Report

Austin FC fell 2-0 against Colorado Rapids on Saturday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

Brad Stuver made an early save in the 3rd minute, but Colorado’s midfielder Cole Bassett eventually found the back of the net in the 22nd minute to take the lead. The Rapids attempted to double their lead in the 41st minute but a massive save by Stuver keeps the score 1-0 to end the half.

The Verde & Black started the second half in search of the equalizer, but Rapids’ defender Rafael Navarro adds to their lead in the 49th minute. Austin FC were denied a penalty opportunity in the 59th minute when a long distance strike from Sebastian Driussi appeared to strike the hand of Rapids’ defender Lalas Abubakar, however, the referee waived play on.

Austin will look to reset as they head back to Austin for mid-week action against LAFC, Wednesday night.

Goal-Scoring Summary

COL (1-0) – Cole Bassett (assisted by Omir Fernández) 22’

COL (2-0) – Rafael Navarro (unassisted) 49’

Match Information

Venue: Dick's Sporting Goods Park (Commerce City, Colorado)

Weather: Partly Cloudy, 83 degrees

Referee: Malik Badawi

Assistant Referee 1: Andrew Bigelow

Assistant Referee 2: Jeffrey Greeson

Fourth Official: Jeremy Scheer

VAR: Ricardo Montero

AVAR: Fabio Tovar

Statistical source: MLSSoccer.com

Next Match

Austin FC will play its eighth home match and nineteen match overall of the 2024 Major League Soccer regular season against LAFC on Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30 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.