“Their hunger and humility to go out and do it. That’s the sign of a good team,” said Austin FC head coach Josh Wolff after his team’s 3-1 come-from-behind victory over the Houston Dynamo FC.
Houston’s Adalberto Carrasquilla split the legs of Austin goalkeeper Brad Stuver to give the Dynamo the lead in the 11th minute of play.
Houston’s advance melted away four minutes later as Diego Fangudez’s free kick arched over the wall of defenders and curled into the upper right-hand corner of the goal. Wolff acknowledge later that it was a kick that Fanguedez often practices.
Austin powered to the lead after bringing on fresh legs for the second half. Sebastian Driussi won a 50-50 ball outside the box to set-up Maxi Urruti for Austin second goal.
The Verde and Black’s final score came on a head by club captain Alex Ring, set-up on an Ethan Finlay crossing pass.
“The second half was much more of what we wanted. For that, we got three goals. I wish we had gotten more,” said Wolff The chances were there.”
The chances Wolff referred to were a first half header by Driussi to the right of the goal that went wide, and second half chances by Ruben Gabrielsen, Urruti and Rodney Redes.
“We’re happy with the way things are moving along, but we need to stay hungry. There are somethings we need to get better at, based on tonight. And we’ll freshen up,” said Wolff.