AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin FC will host a surging Real Salt Lake Saturday afternoon at Q2 Stadium, looking to enter the upcoming international break with some positive feelings.
Sure, Verde’s playoff chances are as close to 0% as possible, but a strong showing against the fifth place team in the Western Conference could kick start a strong end to the season. After RSL, Austin FC will have three games against teams outside of the playoff line during October — San Jose, FC Dallas and Houston.
Austin FC takes on RSL for the rare afternoon game at Q2 Stadium Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
This will be the second meeting between the two clubs after a 1-0 win by Real Salt Lake in August. RSL’s Bobby Wood broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute.
Austin FC’s last time out was ended by a Colorado goal in the final seconds of the first half Wednesday. Down 1-0 at the break, Colorado opened the floodgates with two goals early in the second half for a 3-0 win.
After RSL, Austin FC will host Minnesota Oct. 16 at 8 p.m.
How to watch
Real Salt Lake at Austin FC
When: Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Q2 Stadium
Watch: UniMas, TUDN
Listen: TUDN Radio Austin (104.3-HD2, KLQB)
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