Austin FC fell in a 3-0 defeat to Violette AC on Tuesday night in the first leg of a Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 tie. The match took place at Estadio Cibao FC in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Austin fell behind in the first half due to a pair of goals from Miche-Naider Chéry. The Violette striker scored with headers in the 13th and 39th minutes to put the hosts ahead at halftime Violette then extended its lead to three early in the second half via an own goal.
The Round of 16 second leg match between Austin and Violette is set for a 7:00 p.m. CT kickoff at Q2 Stadium on Tuesday, March 14.
- VIO (1-0) – Miche-Naider Chéry (assisted by Roberto Louima) 13’
- VIO (2-0) – Miche-Naider Chéry (assisted by Denilson Pierre) 39’
- VIO (3-0) – Own goal 47’
Austin FC will play its first away match and third match overall of the 2023 Major League Soccer regular season on Saturday, March 11 at 8:30 p.m. CT/7:30 p.m. MT. The match will stream for free 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.