Nick Lima’s 51st-minute equalizer helped Austin FC earn a 1-1 draw against Inter Miami CF at DRV PNK Stadium on Saturday night. The result keeps Austin FC unbeaten for a third consecutive match.
Julio Cascante nearly opened the scoring for the Verde & Black in the 15th minute. Dani Pereira played a cross to Cascante at the far post, and the Costa Rican’s header from the touchline bounced off the post. Goalkeeper Brad Stuver made a crucial kick-save to keep the match level just before halftime, denying Josef Martínez in a one-on-one situation.
Miami took the lead in the 47th minute as Benjamin Cremaschi found Martínez in the box, who placed his shot in the corner. But Austin found an immediate response, scoring the equalizer four (4) minutes later as Nick Lima scored his first goal of the season. Lima collected a deflected shot at the edge of the area, took a touch to control, and fired an accurate low strike past Miami goalkeeper Drake Callender.
Both teams had a handful of additional chances as the match wore on, but neither was able to find the decisive goal, and they shared the points on the night.
MIA (1-0) – Josef Martínez (assisted by Benjamin Cremaschi, Robert Taylor) 47’
ATX (1-1) – Nick Lima (unassisted) 51’
Austin FC will play its tenth away match and 21st match overall of the 2023 Major League Soccer regular season against Minnesota United FC on Saturday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. CT. The match will stream live in English and Spanish on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app. An MLS Season Pass subscription is required in order to watch the match.
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.