Two minutes after Daniel Pereira took the place in the second half, Austin scored a goal and started a three-game road trip on Thursday night, beating Charlotte FC 1-0.
Pereira's goal came in the 62nd minute.
Austin FC (9-4-4, 31 points) scored 2-0-1 in the June MLS game, winning two shut-out wins that month.
Goalkeeper Brad Stever has made two saves in his recent win.
The ball fell to the net after Pereira fired a shot from outside the top of the box and bounced off the bottom of the crossbar. Nick Lima was credited with aid.
The goal ended Pereira's busy stretch. Pereira entered the match in the 60th minute and was asked to foul before changing his right foot attempt. This was the second goal of this season and career for 21-year-old midfielder Pereira.
Charlotte FC (6-10-2, 20 points) is 0-2-1 in the last 3 games. Only 2 out of 9 shots achieved the goal.
After missing a match last weekend due to a health and safety protocol, Christian Carina is back and has made a save for Charlotte FC.
After 10 Charlotte FC players visited Montreal for a match, the roster was nearing full power for this encounter. But it wasn't a problem as the team was shut out for the first time in eight games.
Charlotte FC had a longer ownership time in the first half, but Austin FC tended to be more aggressive. Eight of the nine fouls called were rated by Austin FC.
By the end of the game, Austin FC whistled 13 fouls, including 3 in the last 10 minutes.
This is a clash between the two latest MLS teams, and Charlotte FC is in the opening season. Charlotte FC fell to 6-3-0 in a home match.
– Field-level media