Austin FC midfielder and Designated Player Sebastián Driussi was named to the Major League Soccer (MLS) Team of the Week for Week 16, after scoring his ninth goal of the season in Saturday night’s 2-2 draw with FC Dallas.
Driussi has now been named in the MLS Team of the Week a team-high six (6) times in 2022. He is eligible for selection to the 2022 MLS All-Star Game, for which fan voting is now open at www.MLSSoccer.com/vote.
In the 72nd minute, Driussi ran onto a ball from Moussa Djitté, then beat two defenders and the goalkeeper before finishing from a tight angle to set the stage for Austin FC’s late equalizer. Driussi’s is tied for the league lead in goals scored.
Austin FC is unbeaten (7-3-0) in the last 10 matches in which Driussi has scored. The Club’s goals-per-game average has nearly doubled since the Argentine made his debut in August 2021, rising from 0.81 to 1.55.
The full MLS Team of the Week honors for Week 16 are as follows:
F: Hany Mukhtar (NSH), Jaroslaw Niezgoda (POR), Romell Quioto (MTL)
M: Indiana Vassilev (MIA), Jonathan Osorio (TOR), Jose Martinez (PHI), Cristian Roldan (SEA)
D: Diego Palacios (LAFC), Bill Tuiloma (POR), Adam Lundqvist (HOU)
GK: Djordje Petrovic (NE)
Coach: Jim Curtin (PHI)
Bench: Pedro Gallese (ORL), Jesus David Murillo (LAFC), Jack Elliott (PHI), Sebastián Driussi (ATX), Bryce Duke (MIA), Jordan Morris (SEA), Carlos Vela (LAFC)