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3v3 Live on June 10!

Wed, May 24, 2017 4:40 pm

 

On June 10, Indy Eleven will host a 3v3 Live tournament before our match against Jacksonville Armada FC!

Register today and get free 3v3 t-shirts, six Indy Eleven tickets for our game that night, and if you've got the skills to kill the competition, our winners will be recognized during halftime of the match!

For more information, visit 3v3Live.com/Indy11 and we'll see YOU in June! 

Facts & Figures - Week 8

Thu, May 18, 2017 2:29 pm
  • This will be the fifth meeting in NASL play between the two clubs. Miami has lost just once against Indy (2W-1D), though the loss came in the clubs' lone meeting in Indiana (2-1 defeat on Sept. 18, 2016)
  • Indy Eleven is unbeaten in their last 21 home games (15W-6D). However, they have drawn three consecutive games at home, including two straight scoreless draws. It is the first time they have gone scoreless in two straight games at home in NASL play.
  • Indy's Gerardo Torrado ranks in the top 3 in the NASL in pass attempts in the opponent's half per game (38, 1st), completed passes in the opponent's half per game (29, 3rd), pass attempts into the final third (21.3, 2nd) and completed passes into the final third (14.7, 3rd)
  • Since the start of last season, Indy Eleven has the most goals scored (9) and conceded (7) on free kicks
  • Ben Speas is creating 3.4 chances per 90 minutes for Indy Eleven, tied for the best rate of any NASL player who has played at least 200 minutes this season

 

Flexing His Muscle

Justin Braun remains the focal point of Indy Eleven's offense and as one of the most dangerous offensive players in the NASL. He enters the weekend tied for the league lead in goals and is one of three players with multiple goals and assists this season. His six goals+assists are tied for the most in the league.

The 30-year-old forward knows exactly how to use his 6'2", 195-pound frame to be one of the most terrorizing aerial forces in the league today. Over the past two seasons, Braun leads the league in headed goals, headed shots, and headed shots on goal.

Braun can use his aerial ability on more than just shots, as well. He ranks tied for fifth in the league in aerials won and sixth in aerials since the start of last season, one spot below fellow strike partner Eamon Zayed.

TOTW - Daniel Keller named after Week 7 performance

Wed, May 10, 2017 9:56 am

Indy Eleven extended their home unbeaten streak to 21 straight games in Saturday's 0-0 draw with FC Edmonton. For his performance in keeping Indy's second clean sheet of the year, defender Daniel Keller was named to the NASL Team of the Week for Spring Week 7. In shutting down the Eddies, Keller won all three of his tackles and seven of his ten duels, made three clearances, and intercepted a crucial pass to keep the Canadian side off the scoresheet. 

It is the second honor of the year for Keller:
Daniel Keller (Week 1, 7)
Lovel Palmer (Week 6)
Gerardo Torrado (Week 6)
Colin Falvey (Week 5)

Ben Speas (Weeks 1, 2)
Tanner Thompson (Week 1)
Justin Braun (Week 1)

 

See below for the rest of the Team of the Week honorees:

GK: Romuald Peiser (San Francisco Deltas) – The veteran goalkeeper made four saves in San Francisco’s 2-1 road win against North Carolina FC. The shot-stopper’s saves were of the highest quality, including stopping Nazmi Albadawi from point-blank range on a breakaway.

DEF: Daniel Keller (Indy Eleven) – He had a strong game in a 0-0 draw with FC Edmonton, winning all four of his tackles and eight of his 11 duels, to help preserve the clean sheet.

DEF: Dejan Jaković (New York Cosmos) – The Canadian international won all four of his tackles and five of his six of duels. He also had four clearances and five interceptions in the 1-1 draw with Jacksonville Armada FC. 

DEF: Abdoulaye Diakité (FC Edmonton) – Last year’s Young Player of the Year made an incredible 21 clearances and nine interceptions in the draw with Indy. He also won six duels and two tackles.

DEF: Adam Straith (FC Edmonton) – The Canadian international made 12 clearances and two interceptions. He also won three duels in the Eddies taking a point home on the road.

MID: Cristian Portilla (San Francisco Deltas) – The midfielder picked up a pair of assists on quality deliveries from set pieces. He also created five chances and connected on 41 of his 49 passes. He also earned Player of the Week honors.

MID: Zach Steinberger (Jacksonville Armada FC) – He scored on a stunning volley to earn a point and keep Jacksonville unbeaten in the 1-1 draw with the New York Cosmos. He also created two chances and battled in the midfield, winning all four of his tackle attempts and winning seven duels.

MID: Javi Márquez (New York Cosmos) – The veteran midfielder curled his free kick into the bottom right corner to open the scoring for New York in the draw with Jacksonville. He also won three tackles and eight duels.

MID: Jemal Johnson (Jacksonville Armada FC) – He sent in the cross that Zach Steinberger volleyed home for the equalizer. He also connected on 30 of his 32 passes and created three chances.

MID: Jackson (San Francisco Deltas) – Entering the contest against North Carolina FC as a substitute, he had the decisive touch, finishing off Cristian Portilla’s free kick for the game-winning goal.

FWD: Jaime Chávez (Miami FC) – The forward came on as a sub and changed the game for Miami. His shot led to the rebound that led to Vincenzo Rennella’s goal before scoring the game-winner from his knees on a header in the 2-1 win over Puerto Rico FC.

Social Life - #INDvFCE

Mon, May 8, 2017 3:02 pm

WRITERS CORNER

Indy Star sports correspondent Kevin Johnston pens his recap of Indy’s fight against Edmonton 

Bloody Shambles’s Jordan Kalt provides his review of Indy’s scoreless draw with player reactions

Nipun Chopra took to Soc Takes’ Periscope for a live post-match rundown 

Catch up on the conversation over at r/IndyEleven’s Match Thread and Post-Match Thread

 

"IN THE FACE(BOOK)"

Can’t beat that Circle City sunset!

 

Not a cloud in the sky

 

"A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD US…"

 

The #FightForThree continues, but we’ll get there!

 

 

 

Home is where the Eleven is

 

 

 

Saving energy for a full 90 minute performance is crucial

 

 

 

There’s no day like Game Day

 

 

 

“Buschy” providing a save we can’t stop watching

 

 

 

"IN AN INSTA-NT"

#IndyForEveryone

 

 

#IndyForEveryone

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A touching tribute from the fans to the late-BYB photographer Larry Mason

 

 

Forever with us. #IndyForever

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Until next time...

Palmer, Torrado selected for TOTW Spring Week 6

Wed, May 3, 2017 10:01 am

Indy Eleven traveled to league leaders Jacksonville Armada FC on Saturday and earned an important point in a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the "Boys in Blue" unbeaten on the year heading into this weekend's rematch of The 2016 Championship Semifinal against FC Edmonton. Many players stood out for their performances over the weekend, but Indy Eleven defender Lovel Palmer and midfielder Gerardo Torrado have been selected to the Team of the Week for Spring Season Week 6.

It is the first honor of the year for the pair:

Lovel Palmer (Week 6)
Gerardo Torrado (Week 6)

Colin Falvey (Week 5)

Ben Speas (Weeks 1, 2)
Daniel Keller (Week 1)
Tanner Thompson (Week 1)
Justin Braun (Week 1)

Follow below for the top performers in Week 6: 

GK: Brian Sylvestre (North Carolina FC) – The young shot-stopper kept a clean sheet on the road against Puerto Rico FC in the 1-0 win. He made five saves to help the club earn all three points.

DEF: Mason Trafford (Miami FC) – He won three of his four duels and made three clearances and two interceptions in Miami’s 2-0 win over FC Edmonton. The center back helped the club build from the back and maintain the tempo, completing 73 of his 79 passes.

DEF: Lovel Palmer (Indy Eleven) – He was kept busy on Indy’s back line in the 1-1 draw with Jacksonville Armada FC, making six clearances and four interceptions. He also won four duels.

DEF: Steven Miller (North Carolina FC) – The defender provided the decisive touch in North Carolina’s win, heading home from close range after a cross from Lance Laing. He also made four clearances and two interceptions to contribute to the clean sheet.

MID: Jack Blake (Jacksonville Armada FC) – He had the assist on Jacksonville’s tying goal with a perfectly-weighted free kick. He created two chances overall and won four duels in the midfield.

MID: Javi Márquez (New York Cosmos) – He pulled the strings for New York and picked up an assist on the winning goal in the 1-0 victory over the San Francisco Deltas. He created three chances overall.  

MID: Gerardo Torrado (Indy Eleven) – The former Mexican international was rock solid in midfield for the Boys in Blue. He won all four of his tackles and seven of his nine duels, while also making two interceptions and one clearance.

MID: Dylan Mares (Miami FC) – The midfielder created four chances and added an assist in Miami’s victory. He also battled in the midfield, winning five duels and two tackles.

FWD: Emmanuel Ledesma (New York Cosmos) – Making his Cosmos debut, he scored the lone goal of the game, doing so with a sublime effort, to give New York a win on the road.

FWD: Jonathan Glenn (Jacksonville Armada FC) – The forward scored his first goal in the NASL, helping Jacksonville remain unbeaten and atop the Spring Season Standings.

FWD: Kwadwo Poku (Miami FC) – The Ghanaian international created six chances in the contest and scored the opening goal for Miami in the win. he was named Player of the Week as well.

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