Bounce back opportunity for Austin FC on the road at Real Salt Lake

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Austin FC will travel to Salt Lake City early in the second half of the season to face Real Salt Lake.

You can watch the game on Saturday night at 9 p.m. on The CW Austin

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Austin FC want to recover from another shutout defeat, this time against FC Dallas with a 2-0. One of the positive aspects of this game was the debut of Sebastian Driussi, who entered in the second half and played for 30 minutes.

Driussi will have a much stronger presence this time around, and Josh Wolff is excited to see what the new striker can bring.

“We intend to give him meaningful minutes and his onboarding has been good over the past two weeks and he’s got used to our expectations,” said Wolff. “He immediately adds a layer of quality, on and around the field, especially around the goal.”

According to Wolff, Driussi’s influence is not just about Driussi himself, as his ability relieves the other players and makes Austin FC’s offensive potentially stronger.

“He brings other people into play, which is extremely influential and gives these players confidence,” added Wolff. “And not just when scoring goals, but also when you move away from the ball and how it can find you and when you get access to spaces where it arrives in the penalty area, that’s really nice to see.”

Driussi will play on Saturday but striker Moussa Djitte, who has also been signed to increase offensive production, will not appear on the pitch in Utah.

Djitte has been training in isolation and has been with us since arriving in Austin earlier this week. Wolff also gave an update on his status.

“It will take some time to integrate him, but we look forward to seeing him survive the quarantine and of course clarifying all the necessary protocols, but it’s good to have a striker,” said Wolff. “Realistically, he hasn’t played since mid-May, so I mean, it’s been a long time … whether it’s two weeks or three weeks, I’m not sure these things will answer themselves once we have him.” of our full sessions. “

As for the players entering the field, the goal is, as always, the same: to score.

“Nobody runs away from it, we have to score more goals and if we score goals we win games. So the focus is on scoring and scoring goals, ”said Wolff.

This is how you see Real Salt Lake vs. Austin FC

Austin FC at Real Salt Lake

Where: Rio Tinto Stadium (Salt Lake City, UT)

When: Saturday at 9 p.m.

English language:
Watch: The CW Austin
Listen: ALT 97.5 FM
Stream: Austin FC App and

Spanish language:
See: Univision 62 Austin Mobile App
Listening to: TUDN-Radio Austin (104.3-HD2, KLQB)

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