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Rigoni and Stuver propel Austin to a 1-0 win over Dynamo

HOUSTON – Emiliano Rigoni scored late in the second half and Brad Stuver finished with six saves to help Austin FC cool off the Houston Dynamo with a 1-0 victory on Saturday night.

Rigoni scored for the first time this season – in the 88th minute – after CJ Fodrey’s first career assist. Fodrey, a 20-year-old forward, made his first start and appearance this season after playing 29 minutes in three games last season, his first in the league. Fodrey used his head to set up Rigoni’s left-footed shot from the left side of the penalty area into the bottom right corner of the net.

Stuver recorded his first clean sheet of the season for Austin (3-3-3).

Steve Clark saved three shots for the Dynamo (4-3-1), who allowed just eight goals in eight games.

Houston, which just signed second-year coach Ben Olsen to a contract extension through 2026, came into the game having won four of its last five games to move into third place in the Western Conference.

The Dynamo saw the return of Héctor Herrera, who had yet to play this season due to an injury. Herrera came on for Latif Blessing in the 62nd minute and missed his only shot.

The last time Houston won five of six games was in 2019, when the Dynamo had a club record of 6-1-1.

Austin returns home to play the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday. Houston travels to play rival FC Dallas on Saturday.

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