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Austin FC's Sebastian Driussi, Diego Fagundez debut on MLS Team of the Week

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.


Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation

🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway