What’s next? Austin FC settles into regular season mode of MLS schedule

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The incredible buildup to Austin FC’s first ever match is now behind them and the club can settle into its regular season routine.

It’s still a little unusual since the club is opening the season with seven road games as construction crews work to put the finishing touches on Q2 Stadium. The routine of preparing for the next opponent is in full swing, but at the same time they are still trying to build for a long season.

“That’s going to be the balance for a little while, again, we’re not totally fit yet,” said head coach Josh Wolff. “We’re still in this development stage of our game model and certainly our style of play and those things are still important.”

Wolff is hoping that Austin FC can find the back of the net Saturday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Colorado against the Colorado Rapids, so he does not have to go another week talking about scoring the franchise’s first ever goal.

“We saw some good things and some progress, there still needs to be some work done, and there needs to be all year. We’re positive and pleased in some areas, but we’ve got to keep pushing it and refocus. The games will come pretty regularly now. It’s another opportunity to go on the road, and see our first points and get our first goals. That’s got to be part of our goals going into this week,” Wolff said.

Colorado earned a point in its opener with a 0-0 draw at FC Dallas. The Rapids will allow 7,897 fans into the 19,680 seat Park, which is 44% capacity. That is about 3,000 more fans than were at Saturday’s match at Los Angeles FC.

The game will be televised on the CW Austin Saturday at 8 p.m.

How to find the CW Austin

  • AT&T U-Verse: Channel 1012 (HD) – Channel 12 (SD)
  • DirecTV: Channel 54 (HD/SD)
  • Dish Network: Channel 54 (HD/SD)
  • Grande Communications: Channel 812 (HD) – Channel 12 (SD)
  • Northland Cable: Channel 112 (HD) – 12 (SD)
  • Over the Air: Channel 54
  • Suddenlink: Channel 715 (HD) – Channel 12 (SD)
  • Spectrum Cable: Channel 12 (HD/SD)

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.

Here’s how to watch Austin FC games this season.

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