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Austin FC's Sebastian Driussi cracked the MLS Team of the Week alongside Diego Fagundez after his first goal with the club. (Austin FC/Twitter)

Just three starts in, Austin FC's newest player Sebastian Driussi was named to the MLS' Team of the Week after his first goal with the club in their triumphant 3-1 win over the Portland Timbers.

Driussi, a forward, was placed on the bench for this week's All-Star lineup and was joined by fan favorite Diego Fagundez, who made his debut on the list after his fourth goal with the team. Fagundez, Austin FC's first-ever scorer, now has the second-most goals on the Austin FC roster.

Just three minutes after leading scorer Cecilio Dominguez scored the team's first penalty kick in the 11th minute of play, Fagundez got his own name on the scoreboard with an expertly-placed header to double the lead over the Timbers.

It was Fagundez who then helped Driussi make his scoring debut in the 29th minute of play as he tallied an assist in the match.

The two contributed to Austin's biggest triumph since their last run-in with Portland on July 1, when the team made their scoring debut at home with a 4-1 victory over the Timbers. The match put an end three-match losing streak and helped move Austin FC up, albeit slightly, to tie with the Houston Dynamo at the bottom of the Western Conference.

Other Austin FC players that have graced the Team of the Week roster include keeper Brad Stuver (3 appearances), Dominguez (2), Captain Alex Ring (2), center back Matt Besler and DP Tomas Pochettino.

The club will look to get more players on the list as rival FC Dallas comes to town at 7 p.m. on Sunday.


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