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Match Preview: Indy Eleven vs. FC Edmonton


Following its stunning first-leg win over the defending champions Montreal Impact at Amway Canadian Championship semifinals, FC Edmonton visits Indy Eleven at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carrol Stadium.  This is the first meeting between the two sides and both clubs are looking for their first victory of the season.  Indy is coming off a 3-2 road loss against league-leader Minnesota United FC last week, while Edmonton dropped a 3-1 decision to visiting Fort Lauderdale Strikers.  Indy Eleven is currently unbeaten at home following consecutive draws to open their inaugural season, while FC Edmonton looking for its first NASL win on the road since 2012.

Last Five Games: IND-T T L L        FCE-T L L L             

FCE-Daryl Fordyce (Team of the Week-4)

Stats leaders:
IND-Goals – Erick Norales (2); Assists – Mike Ambersley, A.J. Corrado, Dylan Mares (1)
FCE-Goal– Tomi Ameobi (1); Assist – Ritchie Jones (1)

FCE-Albert Watson

NASL Head-to-Head: First Meeting

Coaches quotes:
“Both us and Edmonton are in need of a win on Saturday because of where we sit on the table. Nothing but three points will do, so fans should see two very hungry teams taking it to each other on the field Saturday night.” – Indy Eleven coach Juergen Sommer

“Very excited for this game. I've heard the excitement and atmosphere in city is fantastic. As a team, we know they're dangerous and have had some good results, but we are going there looking to get some points.” – FC Edmonton coach Colin Miller

Referee: Sorin Stoica
Asst 1: Anthony Vasoli
Asst 2: Miguel Panduro Jr.
4th: Peter Balciunas