Full 2021 Austin FC regular season schedule released with 6 games against Texas rivals

Q2 Stadium in North Austin
Austin FC will host its first game at Q2 Stadium in North Austin on June 19—the club’s eighth game of the regular season. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

Austin FC will host its first game at Q2 Stadium in North Austin on June 19—the club’s eighth game of the regular season. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

Austin FC will start its inaugural season with more than a half-dozen games on the road before it returns to Q2 Stadium.

Major League Soccer on March 24 released the full schedule of its 2021 season, including the full dates and details for the debut season of Austin FC, the league’s newest expansion franchise.

Austin FC will play a 34-game schedule, divided into 17 home games and 17 away games. As previously announced, Austin FC will begin its season away at Los Angeles FC. The upstart team will host its first game at Q2 Stadium in North Austin on June 19—the club’s eighth game of the regular season.

MLS is broken into two conferences, and Austin FC will compete in the league’s Western Conference. In total, Austin FC will compete against 13 other MLS clubs this season.

The only Eastern Conference club Austin FC will face in the 2021 regular season is defending MLS Cup champions Columbus Crew SC. Austin FC owner and chair Anthony Precourt in 2017 announced he was exploring options to relocate the Columbus franchise, which he owned at the time, to Austin. Ultimately, the Columbus franchise was sold to another ownership group, and Precourt was granted Austin as an expansion franchise from MLS.

Austin FC is further scheduled to face interstate rivals FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo FC a combined total of six times this season. The first matches against either team will be held during MLS’ Heineken Rivalry Week in early August, beginning with a tilt against Houston on Aug. 4 at Q2 Stadium.


The MLS season will conclude Nov. 7, when Austin FC travels to the Pacific Northwest to take on the Portland Timbers.

If Austin FC qualifies for the postseason, the MLS Cup Playoffs are scheduled to begin Nov. 19 with the championship MLS Cup match on Dec. 11.

National broadcasts for selected Austin FC games will be aired on FS1, ESPN, Univision and UniMás, according to a March 24 news release from Austin FC.

Individual tickets for 2021 season games at Q2 Stadium will go on sale to fans on the waitlist of Austin FC’s Oak Collective. Unclaimed tickets will then go on sale to the general public, Austin FC stated in its news release. Austin FC has not yet publicly stated if fans will be permitted to attend games in person, but the team stated an announcement will come approximately one month before Austin FC’s home opener in June.

For further details on Austin FC’s full 2021 MLS regular season schedule, including kickoff times and venue information, click here.
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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