You can always count on Sweet Lou Brown to put things into perspective when needed.
I lead with this because for all intents and purposes, Austin FC needs to win three straight matches to even have a chance at sneaking into the playoffs. Step one has been accomplished with the 3-0 beatdown of Wayne Rooney’s men on Wednesday.
Yes, there are scenarios where a draw this weekend will still have Austin FC on life support, but the most direct path to the MLS Cup Playoffs is the following:
- Win vs LAFC
- San Jose draw or loss vs FC Dallas this weekend
If those two results happen, it will set up a winner take all Decision Day match between Austin and San Jose. And considering the last few months, I think that’s the best we could have hoped for.
With this in mind, the weekly MLS Cheering Guide is meant to tell you who to cheer for every match day so that it best benefits Austin FC. This week, we only care about one other match in the entire league.
Forgive me Verde family for I am about to sin. But for this week only, in the best interest of Austin FC: