Seattle Sounders vs Austin FC over the years

Austin FC v Seattle Sounders FC
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The Seattle Sounders have been a dominant force in Major League Soccer since 2009, while Austin FC is a newcomer that joined the league in 2021. Despite their diverse backgrounds, these teams have managed to create intriguing matchups in a short time.

The Sounders have dominated Austin since the latter joined MLS in 2021. Out of six matches, the Sounders have won three times, while Austin has only won once. Both teams have had difficulty scoring in these games, with Seattle averaging 1.3 goals per game and Austin only 0.7. However, these tight games have sometimes been settled by spectacular plays.

Two draws and matches often decided by a single goal highlight the closeness of this young rivalry. Notably, Austin's only win came at Seattle's Lumen Field in May 2023. Seattle was leading the Western Conference at that point of the season, while Austin was in 13th place. The visitors scored first with Ethan Finlay in the 36th minute. Gyasi Zardes doubled the lead in the 57th minute. Fredy Montero pulled one back for the Rave Green in the 79th minute.

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