Match Center

  • CompetitionNASL
  • Attendance10285
  • Date10 May 14
  • VenueMichael A. Carroll Stadium
  • Kick Off06:30 PM EDT
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Indy Eleven
Indy Eleven 1
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FC Edmonton 2
FC Edmonton

M. Ambersley29'

24'D. Fordyce

26'K. Moses

Match Preview: Indy Eleven vs. FC Edmonton

Match Preview: Indy Eleven vs. FC Edmonton

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Webcast: NASLLive.com
TV: IND – MyINDY TV-23

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             

Recognition:
IND- N/A
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)

Suspension:
FCE-Albert Watson

Series:
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

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Indy Eleven 1 FC Edmonton 2

Goals by forward Daryl Fordyce and defender Kareem Moses led FC Edmonton a 2-1 victory over host Indy Eleven at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium on Saturday.

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Goals by forward Daryl Fordyce and defender Kareem Moses led FC Edmonton a 2-1 victory over host Indy Eleven in front of a sold out crowd of 10,285 at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium on Saturday.

“This set up in Indy is fantastic and has to be the benchmark for this league,” said FC Edmonton coach Colin Miller.  “Everyone here at Indy Eleven has been great and it was a pleasure to play here and in front of this crowd.”

Although Indy began the match with a slight majority of possession, it was the visiting Eddies that struck first in the 24th minute when Northern Ireland native Fordyce jumped on a back-pass from an Indy defender to the Indy Eleven’s German goalkeeper Kristian Nicht and intercepted for a finish the give the Eddies the 1-0 lead.

It was less than two minutes later that FC Edmonton doubled their lead off a corner kick. Once the ball was done bouncing around the Indy 18 yard-box, it settled enough for Trinidad & Tobago native Moses to get his foot on it and place it into the top netting. 2-0 for the Eddies.

Indy Eleven got their name on the board in the 30th minute off a free kick when forward Mike Ambersley’s header was deflected off FC Edmonton defender Mallan Roberts pass the goalkeeper John Smits arms for the own goal.

The second half started off with the Eddies on the back foot. With plenty to prove in front of a third consecutive sold out crowd for the Indy Eleven, the home side poured on the pressure after the restart. This pressure resulted in six yellow cards handed out in the final 45 minutes.

There were a number of tense moments for the Eddies, one of which being in the 78th minute due to an Indy Eleven indirect free kick in the 18 yard box, but the final ball was saved by Smits to keep FC Edmonton in the lead.

With five minutes of stoppage time at the end of the match, it took all the Eddies had to hold onto their one goal lead. As the full time whistle blew FC Edmonton walked off the field with their first three points of 2014 and their first win on the road since 2012 and first under Miller.

“We were hanging on for long spells in the second half,” admitted Miller at the end of the match. “These three points were a total team effort and that’s what we’re all about at FC Edmonton.”