How to Watch and Listen to Austin FC in 2021

Here’s your guide to watching Austin FC games in 2021.

The CW Austin/KNVA is the flagship English language television station of Austin FC and will broadcast a majority of ATXFC’s regional games. For any matches the CW Austin station doesn’t carry, KXAN or KBVO will pick them up.

That means all regular season matches in our region will be broadcast over-the-air (OTA) in hi-def to 100% of the TV households in the greater Austin metro viewing area. Not all MLS cities can say that!

How to watch the game on TV

Home matches will be televised on the following OTA channels. (Scroll to the bottom to view the full game-by-game broadcast schedule.)

  • The CW Austin/KNVA: Channel 54.1
  • KXAN: Channel 36
  • KBVO: Channel 27

Cable channels vary for The CW Austin: AT&T (1012), Spectrum (12), DIRECTV (54), Grande (812), and DISH (5184).

Univision is the official Spanish-language broadcast and radio partner and Univision’s local stations – Univision 62 (KAKW) and UniMás Austin (KTFO) – will broadcast every regionally televised match in Spanish. Also, matches can be streamed on the Univision Austin website.

Who are the commentators for Austin FC?

Adrian Healey brings his British accent and impressive soccer broadcasting experience to Texas as the club’s English language play-by-play commentator. A massive front office hire in 2020, Healey’s anchored ESPN’s MLS game coverage for pretty much the last decade, plus he’s been lead announcer for six MLS Cups, among other notable on-air accomplishments.

In March 2021, Adrian welcomed Michael Lahoud, a former MLS and USL player, to the broadcast booth. He’s already dipped his toe in the local TV broadcast scene as an analyst for women’s soccer on the Longhorn Network.

For Spanish language broadcasts, former Liga MX and USL star midfielder Sonny Guadarrama will serve as analyst and Roger Valdivieso as play-by-play announcer.

Where to livestream Austin FC matches

Don’t have a TV, or just prefer to watch it on your phone or laptop? Look no further than Austin FC’s livestreaming options, including its free mobile app, available to download in the iTunes App store and Google Play store.

If you’re located within Austin FC’s broadcast territory, including the Austin and San Antonio metro areas, you can stream English language regional broadcasts via Austin FC’s official mobile app and online at www.austinfc.com.

If you’re not sure you live in the broadcast area, check your zip code here. Fans outside of Austin FC’s broadcast territory can watch regionally televised matches via ESPN+ (with subscription).

Austin FC 2021 TV broadcast schedule

Lucky for Verde fans, eight of the matches will be broadcast nationally on English language TV. All other matches will be broadcast regionally on CW AUSTIN, KXAN, KBVO, UNIVISION, and UNIMAS.

OpponentDate/TimeTV Broadcast
Los Angeles FC4.17 / 5:00pmFOX, FOX Deportes
Colorado Rapids4.24 / 8:00pmKNVA (CW Austin), UniMás Austin, Austin FC App
Minnesota United5.1 / 7:00pmKNVA (CW Austin), UniMás Austin, Austin FC App
Sporting KC5.9 / 6:30pmFS1
LA Galaxy5.15 / 2:30pmUNIVISION (National), Twitter
Nashville SC5.23 / 8:00pmFS1, UniMás Austin
Seattle Sounders5.30 / 8:30pmFS1, Fox Deportes
Sporting KC6.12 / 2:00pmKNVA (CW Austin), Austin FC App
San Jose Earthquakes6.19 / 8:00pmUNIMAS (National), KNVA (CW Austin), Twitter
Minnesota United6.23 / 7:00pmKBVO (MyNetwork), Austin FC App
Columbus Crew6.27 / 7:00pmFS1, Fox Deportes
Portland Timbers7.1 / 8:30pmFS1, Fox Deportes
Los Angeles FC7.7 / 8:00pmKBVO (MyNetwork), Austin FC App
Seattle Sounders7.22 / 8:30pmESPN
Vancouver Whitecaps7.28 / 9:00pmKBVO (MyNetwork), Austin FC App
Colorado Rapids7.31 / 8:00pmKNVA (CW Austin), UniMás Austin, Austin FC App
Houston Dynamo8.4 / 8:00pmKBVO (MyNetwork), Austin FC App
FC Dallas8.7 / 7:30pmKNVA (CW Austin), UniMás Austin, Austin FC App
Real Salt Lake8.14 / 9:00pmKNVA (CW Austin), Austin FC App
Vancouver Whitecaps8.18 / 8:00pmKBVO (MyNetwork), Austin FC App
Portland Timbers8.21 / 8:00pmKNVA (CW Austin), UniMás Austin, Austin FC App
FC Dallas8.29 / 7:00pmFS1
Houston Dynamo9.11 / 7:30pmKBVO (MyNetwork), UniMás Austin, Austin FC App
Los Angeles FC9.15 / 8:00pmKBVO (MyNetwork), Austin FC App
San Jose Earthquakes9.18 / 8:00pmKNVA (CW Austin), UniMás Austin, Austin FC App
LA Galaxy9.26 / TBDESPN
Colorado Rapids9.29 / 8:00pmKBVO (MyNetwork), Austin FC App
Real Salt Lake10.2 / 2:30pmUNIMAS (National)
Minnesota United10.16 / 8:00pmKNVA (CW Austin), UniMás Austin, Austin FC App
San Jose Earthquakes10.20 / 9:30pmKNVA (CW Austin), Austin FC App
Houston Dynamo10.24 / 3:00pmESPN
FC Dallas10.30 / 7:00pmKNVA (CW Austin), UniMás Austin, Austin FC App
Sporting KC11.3 / 8:00pmKNVA (CW Austin), Austin FC App
Portland Timbers11.7 / 5:00pmKNVA (CW Austin), UniMás Austin, Austin FC App

How to listen to Austin FC matches on the radio

If the viewing options don’t work for you, turn your radio dial to ALT 97.5 FM, an iHeartRadio Austin station available across Central Texas. The radio station will broadcast ALL of Austin FC’s MLS regular season and postseason matches.

Adrian Healey and Mike Lahoud will jump from commentating ATXFC’s regional games on TV to doing play-by-play on 97.5 FM radio broadcasts for nationally televised matchups. For regional games, Lincoln Rose will be in the radio booth.

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11 comments

  1. […] While the full MLS season schedule has been released, the regional broadcast schedule hasn’t been announced. Eight of the matches will be broadcast nationally on English language TV, which is great publicity for the new club. Games on televised nationally will be on the CW, KXAN, or KBVO regionally. More about Austin FC’s TV broadcasts can be found in our post How to Watch Austin FC in 2021. […]

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