Where to watch: Austin FC releases full TV schedule for inaugural season

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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

DATEOPPONENT TIME (CDT)TV
Sat., April 17Los Angeles FC5 p.m.Fox (National)
Sat., April 24 Colorado Rapids8 p.m.CW Austin
Sat., May 1 Minnesota United FC7 p.m.CW Austin
Sun., May 9Sporting Kansas City6:30 p.m.FS1 (National)
Sat., May 15LA Galaxy2:30pmUnivision (National)
Sun., May 23Nashville SC8 p.m.FS1 (National)
Sun., May 30Seattle Sounders8:30 p.m.FS1 (National)
Sat., June 12Sporting Kansas City7:30 p.m.CW Austin
Sat., June 19San Jose Earthquakes8 p.m.CW Austin & UniMás
Wed., June 23Minnesota United FC7 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 FC8 p.m.KBVO
Tues., July 13Tigres UANL (friendly)8 p.m.KBVO
Thu., July 22 Seattle Sounders8:30 p.m.ESPN (National)
Wed., July 28Vancouver Whitecaps FC9 p.m.KBVO
Sat., July 31Colorado Rapids8 p.m.CW Austin
Wed., Aug. 4Houston Dynamo8 p.m.KBVO
Sat., Aug. 7FC Dallas7:30 p.m.CW Austin
Sat., Aug. 14Real Salt Lake9 p.m.CW Austin
Wed., Aug. 18Vancouver Whitecaps FC8 p.m.KBVO
Sat., Aug. 21Portland Timbers8 p.m.CW Austin
Sun., Aug. 29FC Dallas8 p.m.FS1 (National)
Sat., Sept. 11Houston Dynamo7:30 p.m.KBVO
Wed., Sept. 15Los Angeles FC8 p.m.KBVO
Sat., Sept. 18San Jose Earthquakes8 p.m.CW Austin
Sun., Sept. 26LA GalaxyTBDESPN (National)
Wed., Sept. 29Colorado Rapids8 p.m.KBVO
Sat., Oct. 2Real Salt Lake2:30 p.m.UniMás (National)
Sat., Oct. 16Minnesota United FC8 p.m.CW Austin
Wed., Oct. 20San Jose Earthquakes9:30 p.m.CW Austin
Sun., Oct. 24Houston Dynamo3 p.m.ESPN (National)
Sat., Oct. 30FC Dallas7 p.m.CW Austin
Wed., Nov. 3Sporting Kansas City8 p.m.CW Austin
Sun., Nov 7Portland Timbers5 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.

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