Austin FC announces 2023 preseason schedule

The Verde boys are back!

Austin FC has seven weeks of preseason to prepare for the club’s 2023 MLS season—set to kick off against St. Louis CITY SC on Feb. 25.

Players reported to St. David’s Performance Center on Friday, Jan. 6 for physicals. The team’s first full day of training will be held on Monday, Jan. 9.

This will the first camp for new Austin FC players Gyasi Zardes, Matt Bersano, Sofiane Djeffal, and Alfonso Ocampo-Chávez. (There’s no timetable for Leo Vaisanen‘s arrival as the club is still waiting for his P-1 Visa and ITC.)

Like last year, Austin FC will play in at least four preseason matches. None of the matches are scheduled at Q2 Stadium this year, but there’s still availability in the calendar to add a fifth game the week of Feb. 13.

2023 Austin FC Preseason Games

DateOpponentLocation
Saturday, Jan. 21Philadelphia UnionIMG Academy (Bradenton, FL)
Friday, Jan. 27FC CincinnatiWalter C. Campbell Park (Clearwater, FL)
Saturday, Feb. 4El Paso Locomotive FCSt. David’s Performance Center (Austin, TX)
Saturday, Feb. 11Louisville City FCSt. David’s Performance Center (Austin, TX)
Wednesday, Feb. 15Republic FC*Q2 Stadium (Austin, TX)
*Unconfirmed from sources

Update: A fifth preseason match will happen. USL side Sacramento Republic FC visits Austin FC on February 15 at Q2 Stadium, according to sources. We expect the club to allow fans in for this friendly.

After a week of training at St. David’s PC, ATX will travel to Florida from Jan. 16-27, facing two opponents—Philadelphia Union and  FC Cincinnati. Training will resume in Austin, where the club will host USL sides El Paso Locomotive and Louisville City.  

Sorry Verde fans, preseason matches here in Austin will be closed to the public—unless you can find a good vantage point. 😉

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How can you not get hyped watching Sebastian Driussi, Alex Ring, Maxi Urutti, and the guys reunite for Season 3?

Cover Photo Credit: Austin FC Instagram

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