Friday, June 18, 2021 12:28 PM EST
By JIM VERTUNO, AP
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin FC finally gets to stay home to play in front of its own fans. The MLS expansion franchise opened the season with eight consecutive road matches but it now gets a home game Saturday night at its sparkling new Q2 Stadium against San Jose. A sellout crowd of more than 20,000 is expected. There were a few bumps on the road and Austin earned just two wins in its first eight matches. But hard-fought draws at Seattle and Kansas City have Austin confident it can reward the home fans with a win.