Indy hosts Louisville City for the first of two matchups this season
Indy Eleven vs Louisville City FC
Saturday, May 27, 2023 – 7:00 p.m. ET
Michael A Carroll Stadium – Indianapolis, Ind.
Local TV: WNDY
Streaming Video: ESPN+ (click to subscribe)
Spanish Radio: Exitos Radio 94.3 FM & exitos943.com
In-game updates: @IndyElevenLive Twitter feed
Stats: #INDvLOU MatchCenter at USLChampionship.com
2023 USL Championship Records:
Indy Eleven: 3W-4L-3D (-4 GD), 12 pts; 7th in Eastern Conference
Louisville City FC: 5W-3L-2D (-2 GD), 17 pts; 3rd in Eastern Conference
Community Health Network Sports Medicine Indy Eleven Injury Report:
OUT: DF Robby Dambrot (L knee), Bryam Rebellon (L hamstring), Macauley King
Setting the Scene
The Boys in Blue remain at home Saturday for a USL Championship match-up vs Louisville City FC. The Eleven sits at 3-4-3 on the season after a 1-0 win vs Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC last Saturday. The victory snapped a four-game home winless streak.
SERIES VS. LOUISVILLE CITY
All official competitions: 5W-8L-6D (20 GF/30 GA)
All competitions at home: 4W-5L-1D (9 GF/15 GA)
All competitions away: 1W-3L-5D (11 GF/15 GA)
USL Championship regular season: 4W-7L-6D (18 GF/27 GA)
USLC regular season at home: 3W-4L-1D (7 GF/9 GA)
USLC regular season away: 1W-3L-5D (10 GF/11 GA)
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 20, 2023
IND 1:0 COS
Bryan Rebellon’s early tally would be enough to give Indy Eleven their first home win of the season in USL Championship play. The win moved Indy to 3W-4L-3D on the season, while Colorado fell to 5W-5L-1D..
Rebellon scored the game’s only goal in the 16th minute, on a late run into the box with a ball left from Sebastian Guenzatti. He was injured on the play and would end up being substituted for by Jesus Vaquez in the 19th minute.
Although Colorado would dominate possession for the first-half (61%-39%) they were not able to get a shot past Yannik Oettl, and only managed one shot in the half. Indy had a prime chance to extend their lead in the 2nd half, beginning with four consecutive corner kicks, but were unable to find the back of the net, twice being denied by Colorado goalkeeper Christian Herrera and also had a Guenzatti shot hit the frame and bounce wide.
Despite losing the possession battle 59%-41% and being outshot by Colorado 12-9, Indy was able to hold on for the win. Dambrot led the Eleven with three shots, while Yannik Oettl had seven saves in the net.