Indy looking for fourth straight victory
Indy Eleven at Memphis 901 FC
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 – 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT
Autozone Park – Memphis, Tenn.
2023 USL Championship Records
Memphis 901 FC: 10W-6L-7D (3) 37 pts; 4th in Eastern Conference
Indy Eleven: 9W-9L-7D (4), 34 pts; 6th in Eastern Conference
Community Health Network Sports Medicine Indy Eleven Injury Report
SETTING THE SCENE
The Boys in Blue return to action Wednesday when they hit the road for the third game of a three match road trip against Memphis 901 FC.
The Eleven are coming off a 3-2 win over El Paso Locomotive FC and are 3-2-0 in their last five games. With an 9-9-7 record, Indy is sixth in the USLC Eastern Conference. Memphis is 2-2-1 in its last five matches and is coming off a 1-0 win over San Diego. MEM is fourth in the Eastern Conference at 10-6-7.
SERIES VS. MEMPHIS
Saturday marks the eleventh meeting between the two teams, with Memphis holding the 5-3-2 all-time advantage in USL Championship action.
MEM leads: 5-3-2 | GF 15, GA 13
7.29.23 | home | L, 2-1
7.23.22 | home | D, 1-1
5.14.22 | at MEM | L, 2-1
10.30.21 | at MEM | L, 2-0
9.22.21 | at MEM | L, 1-0
2023 USL Championship Regular Season
Indy Eleven 1:2 Memphis 901 FC
Saturday, August 5, 2023 – 7:00 p.m. ET
Michael A. Carroll Stadium – Indianapolis, Indiana
MEM – Lucas Turci (Aaron Molloy) 38’
IND – Aodhan Quinn (Solomon Asante) 57’
MEM – Akeem Ward (Laurent Kissiedou) 81′
LAST TIME OUT
ELP 2:3 IND
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.
USL Championship Regular Season
El Paso Locomotive FC 2:3 Indy Eleven
Saturday, August 19, 2023 – 9:30 p.m. ET
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 – Jack Blake (caution) 47’
ELP – Benny Diaz (caution) 58’
ELP – Bench (caution) 84′
Solomon Asante and Aodhan Quinn became the first two players in USL Championship history to reach both 50 regular season goals and 50 regular season assists. Asante (51G/52A) had three assists in the 4-0 win over Birmingham (8.9) to push himself over the plateau. Quinn (53G/50A) added his 50th assist in the 1-0 win at Miami (8.12).