Driussi helps Austin earn 2-2 draw with Earthquakes

Sebastián Driussi scored late in the second half to help Austin FC rally for a 2-2 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

Jackson Yueill gave San Jose (4-3-3) a 1-0 lead when he took a pass from Carlos Akapo and scored in the 21st minute.

Emiliano Rigoni scored in the 40th minute — with an assist from Rodney Redes — to pull Austin (2-4-3) even at halftime.

San Jose regained the lead on a goal by Jeremy Ebobisse in the 75th minute. Cristian Espinoza and Carlos Gruezo had assists on Ebobisse’s fifth goal of the season.

Driussi again pulled San Jose even just three minutes later when he scored unassisted for his first goal since scoring in the season opener.

AUSTIN, TX - APRIL 29: Austin FC forward Sebastián Driussi (10) and San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Jamiro Monteiro (35) collide during the MLS match between Austin FC and San Jose Earthquakes on April 29, 2023 at Q2 Stadium in Austin, TX. (Photo by


Austin had a 16-11 advantage in shots and a 4-3 edge in shots on target.

Brad Stuver had one save for Austin. JT Marcinkowski saved two shots for San Jose.

The Earthquakes improve to 2-0-4 all-time in the series. San Jose has outscored Austin 11-2 in the second half of play.

Austin falls to 0-3-3 in its last six matches. The club had been shut out in its last three.

Austin travels to play the Portland Timbers on Saturday. San Jose returns home to host Los Angeles FC on Saturday.