Diego Fagundez’s 79th-minute strike saw Austin FC come back to earn a 1-1 draw with FC Dallas on Saturday night at Toyota Stadium. The result extends Austin FC’s unbeaten streak to seven matches and clinches the 2022 Copa Tejas for the Club, a supporter-created trophy awarded to the team with the most points from intra-Texas matches in a season.
Both sides hit the woodwork inside the opening 25 minutes, with Sebastián Driussi seeing his curling strike glance off the crossbar. Dallas would then open the scoring three minutes before halftime when Paul Arriola finished from close range.
In the second half, the Verde & Black dominated possession as the hosts looked to protect their lead, but Austin finally found its breakthrough with 11 minutes remaining. Felipe picked out Driussi with a clever pass, who moved the ball along to a wide-open Fagundez. The midfielder kept his cool and beat Dallas goalkeeper Maarten Paes to level the score.
Though Austin created a handful of late chances to win the match, the score ended level and the sides shared the points.
- ALL-STAR SEBA: Sebastián Driussi’s assist was his league-leading 17th goal contribution of the season.
- DIEGO & DRIUSSI: Fagundez and Driussi have now directly combined for five goals this season.
- COMEBACK KIDS: Austin has come from behind to earn 16 points this season (W4, D4), more than any other team in MLS.
Austin FC will play its 10th home match and 22nd match overall of the 2022 Major League Soccer regular season against New York Red Bulls on Sunday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m. CT. The match will feature a regional TV broadcast in English language on KBVO (MyNetworkTV), as well as a livestream on AustinFC.com and the Austin FC app.
In Spanish language, the match will feature 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.