Austin FC fell in a 2-0 defeat to Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday night at BC Place. Despite the loss, Austin secured second place in the Western Conference and home-field advantage through the second round of the 2022 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs thanks to results elsewhere.
Vancouver took an early lead through Ryan Gauld, who ran in behind the defense and finished a one-on-one opportunity in the 7th-minute. The Verde & Black created plenty of chances as the first half continued, with Diego Fagundez, Maxi Urruti, and Sebastián Driussi all coming close to finding an equalizer.
Driussi had another chance fall his way early in the second half, but Lucas Cavallini scored on the ensuing counterattack to double the Whitecaps’ lead in the 62nd-minute. The Argentine sent a long-range strike inches wide of the post and had a header saved by Vancouver goalkeeper Thomas Hasal in the closing stages as Austin ultimately could not find a way through the Whitecaps.
Austin FC will play its 17th home match and 34th match overall of the 2022 Major League Soccer regular season against Colorado Rapids on Sunday, October 9 at 4:00 p.m. CT. The match will feature a regional TV broadcast in English language on The CW Austin (KNVA), 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, as well as livestreams on UnivisionAustin.com, the Univision Austin app, AustinFC.com and the Austin FC 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.