Eleven to Host Colorado Springs Saturday
Indy Eleven vs Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Saturday, May 20, 2023 – 7:00 p.m. ET
Michael A Carroll Stadium – Indianapolis, Ind.
Local TV: WISH-TV
Streaming Video: ESPN+ (click to subscribe)
Spanish Radio: Exitos Radio 94.3 FM & exitos943.com
In-game updates: @IndyElevenLive Twitter feed
Stats: #INDvCOS MatchCenter at USLChampionship.com
2023 USL Championship Records:
Indy Eleven: 2W-4L-3D (-5 GD), 9 pts; 9th in Eastern Conference
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: 5W-4L-1D (-2 GD), 16 pts; 5th in Western Conference
Community Health Network Sports Medicine Indy Eleven Injury Report:
OUT: DF Robby Dambrot (L knee)
SETTING THE SCENE
The Boys in Blue host back-to-back home matches at The Mike starting with USL Championship Western Conference opponent Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC this Saturday.
Indy is coming off a 3-1 setback at Sacramento Republic FC and is 2-4-3 on the season, while Colorado Springs sits at 5-4-1 having dropped its last outing 2-1vs. Memphis 9-1 FC.
SERIES VS. COLORADO SPRINGS SWITCHBACKS FC
0W-1L-0D (3 GF/4 GA)
6/18/22 Away L, 3-4
ELEVEN ADDS TO ATTACK WITH ROBERTO MOLINA SIGNING
MAY 18, 2023
Indy Eleven announced the signing of forward Roberto Molina. Per club policy, details of the contract will not be released.
Molina spent the 2021 and 2022 seasons with USL Championship side Las Vegas Lights. In 45 appearances, including 30 during his rookie campaign, Molina tallied three goals and seven assists.
The Salvadoran was selected as the 45th overall pick in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft by the Colorado Rapids and has registered five caps with El Salvador’s National Team in International Friendlies and CONCACAF Nations League action. In one season at UC Irvine (2019), Molina appeared in all 19 matches, making 17 starts, and was named to the Big West All-Freshman Team. He was third on the team with nine points, netting three goals and adding three assists.
Indy has also announced the addition of Academy signing Grayson Elmquist. As part of this season’s U19 USL Academy Championship team, Elmquist earned Golden Boot and Golden Ball honors. He will join the Eleven until he reports to Xavier for the 2023 season.
LAST TIME OUT
MAY 13, 2023
SAC 3:1 IND
A hat trick for Sacramento Republic FC’s Russell Cicerone led the home team to a 3-1 victory over Indy Eleven. The loss dropped Indy to 2W-4L-3D on the season, while Sacramento improved to 6W-0L-3D to stay atop the USL Championship’s Western Conference standings.
Cicerone scored his first two within the first 10 minutes of the match, and his final tally came in the 86th-minute to secure the victory.
Following the early goals, it took until the 51st minute for the next strike as Robby Dambrot got on the end of a Cam Lindley corner to cut the lead in half. It was the first goal of the season for the defender and first assist for Lindley. The corner was one of three earned for the Eleven in the match. Indy secured the 52%-49% advantage in possession throughout the match, but was outshot by Sacramento 19-4, including 11-1 on frame. Dambrot led the Eleven with three shots, while Yannik Oettl had seven saves in the net.