FC Cincinnati begin the 2022 season Saturday night at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas for a battle with Austin FC. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. ET.

Let’s break down this matchup, by the numbers.


The amount of players on FC Cincinnati’s roster who have seen minutes against Austin FC entering the first meeting all-time between FCC and ATX. Two newcomers to the Orange and Blue and their former clubs (John Nelson, FC Dallas and Dominique Badji, Colorado Rapids) have faced Austin. But neither Nelson nor Badji saw action when their former teams faced off against Austin in 2021.


The amount of goals Austin’s co-leading goal scorers, Cecilio Domínguez and Diego Fagundez, scored for Austin in 2021. The midfield duo made a combined 67 appearances last season, with Domínguez appearing in all 34 games.


The number of wins Austin FC recorded in 2021 at Q2 Stadium. In the club’s final five home games last season, the squad went 4-1-0 and scored nine goals in those games, including wins over MLS Cup Playoff teams Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake.


The number of goals Austin FC scored last season at home. ATX’s home goals-per-game in 2021 was 1.59, good enough for 15th and middle-of-the-pack in MLS. A deeper dive puts those numbers into context, however. Austin scored just eight goals away from home, bringing their total to 35 goals scored last season, lowest in MLS despite scoring 27 of those goals at Q2 Stadium. Additionally, Austin was held scoreless in five of their first six games at home.


Who will become the first FC Cincinnati player to make 60 career appearances for FCC? Nick Hagglund and Allan Cruz both sit at 59 appearances for FCC across all competitions.

By the numbers is presented by CTI