The start of the MLS preseason is here and one of the first duels to be seen will be Austin FC vs Atlas, and so you don't miss it here is the schedule of the game, how to buy tickets, the lineup prediction, how to get to the stadium and the news of each team.
The brand-new Mexican soccer champion is about to play an international match against Austin FC, which, with this preparation game, will seek to correct its course and play a better role in the next campaign.
Austin FC vs Atlas: Match information
Date: Wednesday, February 16
Time: 20:00 CT
Location: Q2 Stadium
How to get tickets
Those wishing to attend the match can purchase tickets now on sale through the Seatgeek app, the official partner of MLS.
Austin FC season ticket holders will receive a ticket to the match as part of their season ticket.
Brad Stuver, Matt Besler, Julio Cascante, Zan Kolmanic, Hector Jimenez, Alexander Ring, Daniel Pereira Gil, Maximiliano Urruti, Cecilio Dominguez, Diego Fagundez and Jon Gallagher.
Camilo Vargas, Diego Barbosa, Anderson Santamaría, Hugo Nervo, Emanuel Aguilera, Aníbal Chalá, Jairo Torres, Aldo Rocha, Jeremy Márquez, Julian Quiñones and Franco Troyansky.
How to get to the stadium?
Getting to the stadium will not be complicated for those who live near the area in north Austin, near where Burnet Road and West Braker Lane meet.
If you live near the UT J.J. Pickle Research Campus, you can get to Q2 Stadium in a very short time, however, direct access to the stadium is best served by smaller streets such as McKalla Place, West Road, and Bright Verde Way.
Austin FC news
2021 was a season to forget for the Green and Black team, as their performance in the tournament barely managed to climb to 12th place in the Western Conference.
In their 34 regular-season games the team coached by Josh Wolff failed to take advantage of the full potential of the Texan roster.
The squad barely managed to muster 31 points in the entire season and they barely managed to score 31 goals, most of them scored or driven by Tomás Pochettino.
And now that they do not have the player who left for River Plate on loan, the club will have to find a new goal scorer in Maximiliano Urruti, to try to correct the course and not go back to the penultimate place in the general table, which is where they finished last season.
In fact, with this match, the Texan club will have to implement new tactical approaches to take advantage of the enormous potential they have.
Atlas, the reigning champion of Mexican soccer, is on a roll, having ended a curse of more than 70 years without winning a single Liga MX title.
Perhaps that is why they are full of confidence and that is why they defeated their first opponent, San Luis FC, in their debut in Liga MX 2022.
With lethal striker Julio Furch, Austin FC will need to be on constant alert, as his ability to provide depth to the Zorros' attacks can do a lot of damage to the Texans.