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 (aka local) 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
- KXAN: Channel 36
- KBVO: Channel 27
Cable channels will vary. On AT&T, Spectrum, and Grande, you can find the CW Austin on channel 12 (SD).
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.
Adrian has yet to hire a sideline reporter to complete the English language broadcast team for regional games.
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, or UNIMAS.
|Los Angeles FC||4.17 / 5:00pm||FOX, FOX Deportes|
|Colorado Rapids||4.24 / 8:00pm||KNVA (CW Austin)|
|Minnesota United||5.1 / 7:00pm||KNVA (CW Austin)|
|Sporting KC||5.9 / 6:30pm||FS1|
|LA Galaxy||5.15 / 6:30pm||UNIVISION (National)|
|Nashville SC||5.23 / 8:00pm||FS1|
|Seattle Sounders||5.29 / 3:00pm||KXAN (NBC)|
|San Jose Earthquakes||6.19 / 8:00pm||UNIMAS (National)|
|Minnesota United||6.23 / 7:00pm||KBVO (MyNetwork)|
|Columbus Crew||6.27 / 7:00pm||FS1|
|Portland Timbers||7.3 / 8:00pm||KNVA (CW Austin)|
|Los Angeles FC||7.7 / 8:00pm||KBVO (MyNetwork)|
|Sporting KC||7.17 / 7:30pm||KNVA (CW Austin)|
|Seattle Sounders||7.22 / 8:30pm||ESPN|
|Vancouver Whitecaps||7.28 / 9:00pm||KBVO (MyNetwork)|
|Colorado Rapids||7.31 / 8:00pm||KNVA (CW Austin)|
|Houston Dynamo||8.4 / 8:00pm||KBVO (MyNetwork)|
|FC Dallas||8.7 / 7:30pm||KNVA (CW Austin)|
|Real Salt Lake||8.14 / 9:00pm||KNVA (CW Austin)|
|Vancouver Whitecaps||8.18 / 8:00pm||KBVO (MyNetwork)|
|Portland Timbers||8.21 / 8:00pm||KNVA (CW Austin)|
|FC Dallas||8.29 / 7:00pm||FS1|
|Houston Dynamo||9.11 / 7:30pm||KBVO (MyNetwork)|
|Los Angeles FC||9.15 / 8:00pm||KBVO (MyNetwork)|
|San Jose Earthquakes||9.18 / 8:00pm||KNVA (CW Austin)|
|LA Galaxy||9.26 / TBD||ESPN|
|Colorado Rapids||9.29 / 8:00pm||KBVO (MyNetwork)|
|Real Salt Lake||10.2 / 2:30pm||UNIMAS (National)|
|Minnesota United||10.16 / 8:00pm||KNVA (CW Austin)|
|San Jose Earthquakes||10.20 / 9:30pm||KNVA (CW Austin)|
|Houston Dynamo||10.24 / 3:00pm||ESPN|
|FC Dallas||10.30 / 7:00pm||KNVA (CW Austin)|
|Sporting KC||11.3 / 8:00pm||KNVA (CW Austin)|
|Portland Timbers||11.7 / 5:00pm||KNVA (CW Austin)|
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 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.