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Austin FC announces four-match preseason schedule ahead of 2022 season

Austin FC has announced its preseason schedule ahead of its second season. (Austin FC/Twitter)

The wait is (almost) over! Austin FC is just three weeks away from the start of its second season with four preseason-friendly matches slated for Feb. 9-19 ahead of its Feb. 26 home opener.

The four-match schedule will include two matches at the club's practice field, one friendly at Q2 Stadium, which will be open to the public, and one away match. Here's the schedule:

  • The club will take on Toronto FC for the first time to date to kick off its preseason at Austin's practice field, St. David's Performance Center, on Wednesday, Feb. 9.
  • Austin FC will then hit the road in a match against Texas foe Houston Dynamo on Sunday, Feb. 12 at Houston's PNC Stadium.
  • They will take on current Liga MX champions Atlas FC for an international friendly at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at Q2 Stadium.
  • The club will close out its preseason with an away scrimmage against Chicago Fire FC on Saturday, Feb. 19.

Only the Atlas FC match will be open to the public. Tickets to the Atlas FC friendly are included in season members' packages, while single-match tickets are available to the general public at SeatGeek.

Austin's regular roster will also be joined by five trialists including defender Graham Smith, midfielder/forward Milan Iloski, midfielder Dillon Powers, winger/forward Veljko Petkovic and defender/midfielder Tony Rocha. Each player will train and play with the team but is not guaranteed a spot on the team.

The regular season opener is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26 at Q2 Stadium.


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