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MLS Preview: Austin FC (2-1-0) at Houston Dynamo FC (0-2-0)

Austin FC has won four its five matches against Houston, including the least three in a row. Austin FC’s four wins over the Houston Dynamo FC are its most against any opponent in MLS play while its three straight wins equals the team’s longest winning streak against any opponent (3 vs Sporting Kansas City).

The Houston Dynamo FC have lost its first two matches of a season for the first time in the club’s MLS history. The Dynamo have collected at least two points from their first three matches in all but one season, taking just one point from their three games in 2009.

Austin FC has won consecutive MLS matches after losing its season opener to St. Louis City SC. This is Austin FC’s first set of consecutive MLS wins since a run of four straight victories in June-July last season, a run that included a 3-1 win over the Houston Dynamo FC.

Hector Herrera has completed an average of 68 passes per 90 minutes through two appearances this season, third-most in MLS among players to lay at least 120 minutes.

Owen Wolff recorded a goal and an assist in Austin FC’s 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday. His assist on Jon Gallagher’s ninth-minute goal was the final pass of a 19-pass build-up, the longest passing sequence on a goal in Austin Fc’s MLS history and the longest in the league in 2023.

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