Chapman-Page nets first for Indy to help secure victory
EL PASO, Texas (Saturday, August 19, 2023) – Indy Eleven defeated El Paso Locomotive FC on the road Saturday night, 3-2, in comeback fashion.
With the win, Indy has secured its most wins on the road in USL Championship action with seven, surpassing the six-win total in 2019. The Eleven are now 9-9-7, while El Paso falls to 9-10-5. The victory kept El Paso winless in 10 straight matches and gave the Boys in Blue its third three-match unbeaten streak in USLC action this season, which includes three straight victories for the first time.
El Paso took the lead in the 21st minute when a Marc Navarro cross found Eric Calvillo open on the back post for a header back across the net. The teams were knotted at seven shots apiece with one on target after the first 45, but the El Paso captain secured the difference maker in the frame.
The teams quickly traded strikes in the second half with Indy grabbing the equalizer from Sebastian Guenzatti in the 53rd minute. The forward’s seventh goal of the season, off an assist from Jack Blake, was quickly erased as El Passo’s Navarro scored in the 55th minute to retake the lead. The goal was 66th of Guenzatti’s USLC career, moving him up to a tie for eighth all-time.
Two unanswered came next for the Boys in Blue after Callum Chapman-Page scored his first for the Eleven off an assist from Adrian Diz Pe and Douglas Martinez nabbed his third of the season, compliments of a long ball from Younes Boudadi, to secure the match winner.
Indy held the 16-11 advantage in shots, including 7-2 on frame, and won the possession battle 58%-42%.
Next up, the Boys in Blue travel Memphis 901 FC Wednesday for the final match of a three-game road swing. Action starts at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on ESPN+. Indy returns to Carroll Stadium Aug. 26 against Loudoun United FC. Single-game tickets for all home games at IUPUI Carroll Stadium and specially-priced group tickets and an increased portfolio of hospitality options are available for purchase now via indyeleven.com/tickets or by calling 317-685-1100 during regular business hours (Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.).
USL Championship Regular Season
El Paso Locomotive FC 2:3 Indy Eleven
Saturday, August 19, 2023
Southwest University Park – El Paso, Texas
2023 USL Championship Records
El Paso Locomotive FC: 9W-10L-5D (-9) 32 pts
Indy Eleven: 9W-9L-7D (4), 34 pts
ELP – Eric Calvillo (Marc Navarro) 21’
IND – Sebastian Guenzatti (Jack Blake) 53’
ELP – Marc Navarro (Petar Petrovic) 55’
IND – Callum Chapman-Page (Adrian Diz Pe) 64’
IND – Douglas Martinez (Younes Boudadi) 71’
ELP – Ricardo Zacarias (caution) 32’
ELP – Eric Calvillo (caution) 45+3’
IND – Callum Chapman-Page (caution) 45+3′
IND – Jack Blake (caution) 47’
ELP – Benny Diaz (caution) 58’
ELP – Bench (caution) 84′
Indy Eleven line-up (4-4-2): Tim Trilk, Robby Dambrot (Bryam Rebellon 93’), Callum Chapman-Page, Adrian Diz Pe, Younes Boudadi, Jack Blake (Douglas Martinez 66’), Aodhan Quinn, Cam Lindley, Solomon Asante (Stefano Pinho 85’), Sebastian Velasquez (Harrison Robledo 66’), Sebastian Guenzatti (captain) (Mechack Jerome 93’)
Indy Subs: Cayden Crawford, Ben Reveno
El Paso Locomotive FC lineup: Benny Diaz, Miles Lyons, Jose Carrillo, Erik McCue, Marc Navarro, Eric Calvillo (Louis Herrera 58’), Liam Rose, Petar Petrovic, Ricardo Zacarias (Emmanuel Sonupe 75’), Denys Kostyshyn (Nick Hinds 75’), Josue Gomez (Christopher Garcia 86’)
El Paso Subs: Diego Abarca, Javier Garcia, Luis Moreno