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Rigoni’s late winner lifts Austin FC to a 1-0 win over Houston Dynamo FC

Austin F.C

April 20, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
Austin FC News Report

Houston, TEXAS – Two (2) substitutes combined for a late goal to lift Austin FC to a 1-0 victory over Houston Dynamo FC at Shell Energy Stadium on Saturday night, as CJ Fodrey set up Emiliano Rigoni for an 86-minute match-winning goal. The assist was the first of Fodrey’s MLS career and the victory means Austin has now won six of the nine all-time meetings against Houston.

Houston piled on the pressure early and Brendan Hines-Ike made a crucial block in the 7th minute to prevent the hosts from taking the lead. De Verde & Black then quickly found their footing and created three (3) quality chances of their own. The Dynamo responded with a chance just before half-time, but a strong save from Brad Stuver kept Houston out. Stuver remained solid throughout the match, making a total of six (6) saves while keeping his second clean sheet of the season.

As the second half progressed, Head Coach Josh Wolff made several substitutions that helped turn the tide of the game in Austin’s favor. In the final moments, Fodrey’s header played Rigoni behind the Houston defense, and the Argentinian’s precise low finish to the far post saw the Verde & Black claim all three (3) points.

Summary of Goal Scores

ATX (0-1) – Emiliano Rigoni (assisted by CJ Fodrey) 86′

Media items

Austin FC Post-match Media Availability (credit Austin FC)

Box Score – Houston Dynamo FC vs. Austin F.C. | April 20, 2024

Match Highlights (credit Apple TV)

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Competition information

Location: Shell Energy Stadium (Houston, Texas)

Weather: Mostly cloudy, 78 degrees

Referee: Rubiel Vazquez

Assistant Referee 1: Kathryn Nesbitt

Assistant Referee 2: Walt Heatherly

Fourth Official: Gerald Flores

VAR: Luis Guardia

Statistical source: MLSSoccer.com

next game

Austin-FC will play its sixth home game and tenth game overall of the 2024 Major League Soccer regular season against LA Galaxy on Saturday, April 27 at 12:30 PM CT. The match will be streamed live in English and Spanish on the MLS Season Pass in the Apple TV app, and will include national television coverage on FOX and FOX Deportes.

On radio, the contest will air on iHeart Radio’s ALT 97.5 in English, as well as TUDN Radio Austin (104.3-HD2, KLQB) in Spanish.

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