Match Center

  • CompetitionNASL
  • Attendance3080
  • Date12 Jul 14
  • VenueWakeMed Soccer Park
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Carolina RailHawks
Carolina RailHawks 1
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Indy Eleven 2
Indy Eleven

E. Martínez24'

65'B. Spencer

87'D. Smart

Match Preview: Carolina Railhawks vs Indy Eleven

Match Preview: Carolina Railhawks vs Indy Eleven

CAR vs INDY

Webcast: NASLLive.com

TV: ESPN3, CAR-WRAL2                  Radio: CAR-99.9HD-3 The Ticket

 

After reaching the U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals for a second consecutive year, Carolina RailHawks will look to continue their momentum into the Fall Campaign when they put their 18-home game unbeaten streak on the line against Indy Eleven at WakeMed Soccer Park live on ESPN3.   This will be the first visit to the Triangle for Indy Eleven, however both sides have met before this past Spring. In their last meeting, a record crowd of 11,048 at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium witness the host Indy Eleven played to a 1-1 draw against the RailHawks on April 12.  Forward Mike Ambersley gave Indy Eleven the lead just before halftime, however Carolina’s striker Zack Schilawski scored the equalizer in the second half.

 

Last Five Games:  CAR-L W T W L                                                 IND – L L T L T                                                    

                                               

Recognition:

CAR-N/A

IND-Mike Ambersley (Spring, Team of the Week-9)

 

Stats leaders:

CAR-Goals – Zack Schilawski (3); Assists – Cesar Elizondo, Zack Schilawski, Ty Shipalane (2)

IND-Goals – Mike Ambersley (5); Assists – A.J. Corrado (2)

 

Suspension:

IND-Feijro Okiomah

 

Series:

NASL Head-to-Head: (1 meeting): Indy Eleven/RailHawks 0 wins, 1 tie, 0 losses—1 GF/1 GA (0 GD)

At RailHawks: First Meeting

Last Spring Season: (1 meeting): Indy Eleven/RailHawks 0 wins, 1 tie, 0 losses—1 GF/1 GA (0 GD)

Last Meeting: April 12, 2014 at Michael A. Carroll Stadium — Indy Eleven 1-1 Rowdies

 

Coaches quotes:

“The Fall Season will be more of a marathon than the nine-game Spring Season, but it will still be important to start strong.  It’s a fresh start for everyone and it will be great to kick off the Fall Season in front of our home crowd.” – RailHawks coach Colin Clarke

 

“We're excited and hungry to get back on the field and start the Fall Season with a good result. Doing that against a solid Carolina team in a tough environment will be a challenge, but one that we're looking forward to.  The Fall Season gives us the chance to start fresh while using the experience we gained during the spring.” – Indy Eleven coach Juergen Sommer

 

Referee: Chris Penso

Asst 1: Mark Buda / Asst 2: Matthew Kreitzer

4th: Matthew Jozaitis

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Carolina RailHawks 1 Indy Eleven 2

Carolina RailHawks 1 Indy Eleven 2

CARvIND

The Carolina RailHawks NASL's 18 regular season home match-winning streak was snapped as they fell to first-time NASL winner Indy Eleven by a score of 2-1 in the Fall Season Opener.

Carolina’s Enzo Martinez scored the first goal of the match in the 24th minute to give the Hawks and early lead. But a red card to Austen King in the 57th minute hurt the RailHawks as Indy scored their two goals up a man.

Indy’s Ben Spencer tied the match for Indy in the 65th minute after re-gathering the ball that was deflected off a RailHawks defender to knot the match.

In the waning moments of the game, Indy substitute Don Smart followed suit, and scored after being fed, in open space by Dylan Mares, and put Indy ahead in the 87th minute.

 "To come away from home and get a result, really proud of the work our guys put in in tonight," said Indy Eleven coach Juergen Sommer. "Also Collins' team as well, first class team. A lot of fun for our group, great way for us to start the fall for our organization and our fans"