After a strong first half of Austin FC, the team in the second year aims to keep rolling when they visit the Colorado Rapids on Monday.
Austin (9-4-4, 31 points) defeated Charlotte FC 1-0 in June 2-0-1 and shut out twice in a row.
The club is comfortable as a visitor and has reached the top of the league in this category with 5 wins (5-3-1) from home.
"We know what it needs, especially when we're away, like all games, we need a lot of defense and shattering." Said Daniel Pereira, a midfielder. "I think that's why we're so successful on the street these days, so we keep going, try to keep it, and yeah, just keep winning."
Pereira, who scored the only goal against Charlotte FC, is one of the 11 players who scored Austin FC goals through 17 games, consistent with the club's total last season.
Maximilia Noulti is second on the team with five goals, but has only one goal in the last eight games against Montreal on June 18.
Rapids (5-7-4, 19 points) will play their first home game after losing 3-1 to Nashville on May 28th.
The defeat recorded 23 consecutive home wins in Colorado. This began after the club played against Austin FC on April 24, 2021 after the club's only home loss last season. This was their first home game. Last season.
This year, 5-1-2 at home, Colorado hasn't won in the last three contests and has lost four of the last five games.
"Based on the disagreements in the first half of the season, I think one of our goals is to be more consistent in the second half," said Robin Fraser, director of Rapids. "That consistency gives you more results, so it really sits down, works hard, does your job, works for each other. It feels like you're in a good place.
Rapids are ranked near the bottom of the league, scoring only 17 goals in 16 games. Seven of them came from striker Diego Rubio. Diego Rubio is ashamed to rival the career record of 11 sets (26 games) in 2019.
– Field-level media