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Facts & Figures - Week 8

A look at some of the Opta Facts ahead of #INDvMIA
May 18, 2017
  • 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.

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