Austin FC remains undefeated at Q2 with shutout over Vancouver
Austin, Texas – Austin FC showed no mercy at Q2 Stadium on Saturday night, landing the club a 3-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
If anyone in Austin wasn't feeling the Verde love before Saturday's shutout win, they most definitely are now.
Austin FC hit the pitch with composed urgency, something they've consistently lacked in the first half in previous games.
To no surprise, it was "the golden arrow" Maxi Urruti who put the Verde and Black on the board in the 10th minute after a forced turnover thanks to Jon Gallagher.
Urruti struck gold once again during the 25th minute, bringing Austin FC to a 2-0 lead. A header by Driussi at the 67th minute gave the Verde its insurance policy that secured the 3-0 shutout to remain undefeated at home.
Though MLS fans might not be fond of the unwavering support of Austin FC's loud and proud supporters, it's clear that the club feeds off their energy at the fortress that is Q2 Stadium.
"The energy's right [and] the fans are awesome. They give us such a big lift, and the performance was reflective of that," head coach Josh Wolff said at the post-match press conference. "Glad to see the shutout, that's a big part of tonight, as well. Very controlling performance, mature and responsible."
Speaking on Urruti, goalkeeper Brad Stuver said "it's fun to see him bring guys out of their shell," adding, "it makes a big difference."
Wolff echoed similar sentiments about the golden arrow, saying his "efforts tonight were off the chart."
"He does an awesome job at bringing the best out of Sebastián [Driussi] and Diego [Fagúndez]," Wolff said, with Stuver adding "he's exactly what we needed."
Next, Austin FC will hit the road to face their in-state rival in the Houston Dynamo on April 30 at 7:30 PM CT.
Cover photo: Collage: Imago/ZUMA Wire