Editor’s Note: Austin FC and MLS announced updates to the schedule on May 4, moving the away match against the Seattle Sounders to May 30 and the away match against Sporting Kansas City to June 12. Additionally, the English broadcast for Austin FC’s home opener against San Jose on June 19 will air on the CW Austin. The match against the Portland Timbers has been moved from July 3 to July 1, broadcasted nationally on FS1.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — The full, 34-match schedule for Austin FC’s inaugural season has been released by Major League Soccer.
The club will start the season with eight straight road matches before its first ever home game at Q2 Stadium June 19 against the San Jose Earthquakes.
After the match against the Earthquakes, Austin FC will travel to Minnesota for a June 23 match before returning home to host the defending 2020 MLS Cup Champions, Columbus Crew SC on June 27 as part of a three-game homestand. Anthony Precourt, the CEO of the Austin FC’s ownership group, previously led the Crew SC ownership group before starting a franchise in Austin.
Austin FC will host Crew SC, the Portland Timbers (July 3) and LAFC (July 7) during an 11-day stay at Q2 Stadium.
Heineken Rivalry Week will feature a home match against the Houston Dynamo on August 4 and a road trip to FC Dallas on August 7. Austin FC will play FC Dallas two more times, August 29 at Q2 Stadium and Oct. 30 at Dallas’ Toyota Stadium. Austin FC will play the Houston Dynamo FC at BBVA Stadium on Sept. 11 and Oct. 24 at Q2 Stadium.
In total, the CW Austin, KXAN and KBVO will broadcast 22 of Austin FC’s 34 matches over the air to the greater Austin viewing area. Fourteen matches will be on CW Austin, and eight will be on KBVO.
The CW Austin will televise Austin FC’s first-ever regionally broadcasted match vs. Colorado Rapids on April 24.
Austin FC regular season schedule
*Home games in bold
|Sat., April 17||Los Angeles FC||5 p.m.||Fox (National)|
|Sat., April 24||Colorado Rapids||8 p.m.||CW Austin|
|Sat., May 1||Minnesota United FC||7 p.m.||CW Austin|
|Sun., May 9||Sporting Kansas City||6:30 p.m.||FS1 (National)|
|Sat., May 15||LA Galaxy||2:30pm||Univision (National)|
|Sun., May 23||Nashville SC||8 p.m.||FS1 (National)|
|Sun., May 30||Seattle Sounders||8:30 p.m.||FS1 (National)|
|Sat., June 12||Sporting Kansas City||7:30 p.m.||CW Austin|
|Sat., June 19||San Jose Earthquakes||8 p.m.||CW Austin & UniMás|
|Wed., June 23||Minnesota United FC||7 p.m.||KBVO|
|Sun., June 27||Columbus Crew SC||7 p.m.||FS1 (National)|
|Thurs., July 1||Portland Timbers||8:30 p.m.||FS1|
|Wed., July 7||Los Angeles FC||8 p.m.||KBVO|
|Tues., July 13||Tigres UANL (friendly)||8 p.m.||KBVO|
|Thu., July 22||Seattle Sounders||8:30 p.m.||ESPN (National)|
|Wed., July 28||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||9 p.m.||KBVO|
|Sat., July 31||Colorado Rapids||8 p.m.||CW Austin|
|Wed., Aug. 4||Houston Dynamo||8 p.m.||KBVO|
|Sat., Aug. 7||FC Dallas||7:30 p.m.||CW Austin|
|Sat., Aug. 14||Real Salt Lake||9 p.m.||CW Austin|
|Wed., Aug. 18||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||8 p.m.||KBVO|
|Sat., Aug. 21||Portland Timbers||8 p.m.||CW Austin|
|Sun., Aug. 29||FC Dallas||8 p.m.||FS1 (National)|
|Sat., Sept. 11||Houston Dynamo||7:30 p.m.||KBVO|
|Wed., Sept. 15||Los Angeles FC||8 p.m.||KBVO|
|Sat., Sept. 18||San Jose Earthquakes||8 p.m.||CW Austin|
|Sun., Sept. 26||LA Galaxy||TBD||ESPN (National)|
|Wed., Sept. 29||Colorado Rapids||8 p.m.||KBVO|
|Sat., Oct. 2||Real Salt Lake||2:30 p.m.||UniMás (National)|
|Sat., Oct. 16||Minnesota United FC||8 p.m.||CW Austin|
|Wed., Oct. 20||San Jose Earthquakes||9:30 p.m.||CW Austin|
|Sun., Oct. 24||Houston Dynamo||3 p.m.||ESPN (National)|
|Sat., Oct. 30||FC Dallas||7 p.m.||CW Austin|
|Wed., Nov. 3||Sporting Kansas City||8 p.m.||CW Austin|
|Sun., Nov 7||Portland Timbers||5 p.m.||CW Austin|
CW Austin TV home for regional coverage of Austin FC
The CW Austin, KNVA, will be the television home for Austin FC soccer for both the 2021 and 2022 seasons. The channel will air a majority of Austin FC’s regional telecasts for the next two years.
The inaugural Austin FC home game on June 19 will air on TUDN. The season opener on April 17 will air on FOX network television.
Here’s how to watch Austin FC games this season.