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Sebastián Driussi’s league-leading 18th goal of the season wasn’t enough for Austin FC on Saturday night, as the Club lost 2-1 to Minnesota United FC at Allianz Field. Driussi has now scored in five consecutive matches, and contributed to at least one goal in nine consecutive matches.

Emanuel Reynoso converted a penalty kick to open the scoring for Minnesota after 25 minutes. Things turned around for Austin in the moments before halftime, beginning with a spectacular save by Brad Stuver on a well-hit volley from Alan Benitez.

The Verde & Black then got a penalty kick of their own in first-half stoppage time, which Driussi dispatched to level the match.

The Loons took the lead again in the 62nd-minute thanks to Franco Fragapane, who forced a turnover and finished the chance himself. Austin battled to get back into the match, with Jon Gallagher seeing a solid effort blocked wide and Driussi nearly doubling his tally. Ultimately though, Minnesota’s defense held firm.

THREE THINGS

  • MR. CONSISTENT: Driussi has now scored in five consecutive matches, and contributed to at least one goal in nine consecutive matches.
  • FIREPOWER UP FRONT: Austin has scored in 24 of its 26 matches this season, most of any club in MLS.
  • SOPHOMORE VETERAN: Dani Pereira completed 48 of his 49 passes during Saturday night's match. Another reliable performance in a season of strong showings for the sophomore.

UP NEXT

Austin FC will play its 13th home match and 27th match overall of the 2022 Major League Soccer regular season against Los Angeles FC on Friday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. CT. The match will feature a national TV broadcast in English language on ESPN, as well as a national TV broadcast in Spanish language on ESPN Deportes.

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.