Austin FC Head Coach Josh Wolff and defender Jon Gallagher were named to the Major League Soccer (MLS) Team of the Week, with goalkeeper Brad Stuver named to the Team of the Week bench following strong performances in the Club’s 1-0 away win over CF Montréal.
Despite playing the entire second half with 10 men, Wolff led his side to its fourth away victory and fourth shutout of the season. Under Wolff, Austin FC has scored the second-most goals in MLS this season (29), and has the league’s third-best goal difference (+11).
Gallagher recorded the match-winning assist, driving down the left flank and finding Maxi Urruti in the box with an excellent cross in the 67th minute. He won possession nine (9) times and recorded a team-high 71 touches.
Stuver kept a three-save clean sheet, twice denying Montréal forward Kei Kamara from close range and scrambling to push a scuffed shot wide of the post in the match’s closing moments.
The full MLS Team of the Week honors for Week 15 are as follows:
F: Gustavo Bou (NE), Josef Martinez (ATL), Raul Ruidiaz (SEA)
M: Talles Magno (NYC), Luquinhas (RBNY), Obinna Nwobodo (CIN), Jefferson Savarino (RSL)
D: Jon Gallagher (ATX), Jackson Ragen (SEA), Graham Zusi (SKC)
GK: Carlos Coronel (RBNY)
Coach: Josh Wolff (ATX)
Bench: Brad Stuver (ATX), Marcelo Silva (RSL), Aidan Morris (CLB), Andres Cubas (VAN), Fabian Herbers (CHI), Dejan Joveljic (LA), Ercan Kara (ORL)