Austin FC is an American professional soccer club based in Austin, Texas. The club competes in Major League Soccer (MLS) as a member of the Western Conference. Founded in 2018, the club began play in the 2021 season. Their home stadium is Q2 Stadium in north Austin. Austin played their first MLS match against LAFC at Banc of California Stadium on April 17, 2021, losing 0–2. In 2022, the team started the season with an MLS record 10 goals in their first two matches. On July 16, they won the Division 1 Copa Tejas, the first trophy in franchise history. They won their first MLS playoff game at home over Real Salt Lake on October 16, 2022, prevailing 3–1 in a penalty shootout after a 2–2 score following extra time. Austin advanced to the Western Conference Final after defeating FC Dallas, which they lost to LAFC 3-0. Based on their 2022 finish, They qualified for the 2023 CONCACAF Champions League, their first continental competition. Their first match will be in the Round of 16 against Violette AC from Haiti. Austin FC will also compete in their first regional competition at the 2023 Leagues Cup.