Austin FC vs Sporting Kansas City
Austin to win and both teams to score- 21/10!
It’s second in the west vs the conference’s team in dead-last; only one winner, right?
Well, Austin FC were disappointed to only draw with San Jose Earthquakes at Q2 Stadium last weekend.
The Verde and Black led early through Julio Cascante before going 3-2 in front on the stroke of half time.
Sebastián Driussi scoring twice just 18 minutes apart.
That’s how the scoreline remained until, with two to play, the Quakes snatched an unlikely point.
That trio means Austin have scored 50 goals after 24 MLS matches, the second-most this century, after LAFC’s haul of 65 three years ago.
More importantly, Josh Wolff’s team have accumulated 21 points from the last 30 available, only losing to RBNY since May.
This leaves them second in the west, a remarkable achievement given that this is just Austin’s second-ever season.
Founding MLS members Sporting Kansas City meantime remain at the foot of the west, despite last weekend’s victory.
SKC beat LA Galaxy 4-2 a week ago, with Erik Thommy, William Agada and Dániel Sallói all on target at Children’s Mercy Park.
This is the first time the Wizards have scored 3+ in a regular season game against the Galaxy since 1997 which, in MLS terms, is ancient history.
In the context of the ongoing season, that is the first time Peter Vermes’ men have been victorious in front of their own supporters since 18 May.
So, anything other than a home win in Texas would be a shock.