Match Center

  • CompetitionNASL
  • Attendance10567
  • Date13 Sep 14
  • VenueMichael A. Carroll Stadium
Indy Eleven
Indy Eleven 1
FC Edmonton 1
FC Edmonton

V. Pineda16'

25'N. Hlavaty

Match Preview: Indy Eleven vs. FC Edmonton

Match Preview: Indy Eleven vs. FC Edmonton





Indy Eleven will be searching for its first NASL victory at home when it welcomes FC Edmonton at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium.  Indy is coming off its third road victory of the Fall Campaign after defeating the Atlanta Silverbacks, 2-1, last week, while Edmonton, who is four points from the last berth to The Championship, lost 3-0 to the host San Antonio Scorpions.  This is the third meeting between the two sides with each one winning on the road this year.  The previous encounter took place at Clarke Stadium and had a late goal from midfielder Kléberson give Indy Eleven a 1-0 win over the Eddies on July 27.


Last Five Games:  IND – L L L T W           FCE – L W W W L



IND-Jermaine Johnson, Fejiro Okiomah (Team of the Week-9)



Stats leaders:

IND-Goals – Kléberson (8); Assists – Mike Ambersley (3)

FCE-Goals – Daryl Fordyce (6); Assists – Lance Laing (5)



NASL Head-to-Head: (2 meetings): Edmonton/Indy 1 win, 0 ties, 1 loss – 2 GF/2 GA (0 GD)

At Indy: (1 meeting): Edmonton 1 win, 0 ties, 0 losses – 2 GF/1 GA (+1 GD)

This Year: (2 meetings): Edmonton/Indy 1 win, 0 ties, 1 loss – 2 GF/2 GA (0 GD)

Last Meeting: July 27, 2014 at Clarke Stadium — Edmonton 0-1 Indy



FCE-Eddie Edward, Cristian Raudales


Coaches quotes:

“Last Saturday was perhaps our most complete performance of the season on both sides of the ball, and that's very encouraging. We simply have to build on that effort and execution against FC Edmonton this weekend, and if we can do that out of the gate like we did against Atlanta I like our chances. I'm sure Edmonton thinks they owe us on for us escaping there with a win in July so we'll be ready to match their intensity.” – Indy Eleven coach Juergen Sommer

“I’ve watched Indy play twice since our San Antonio game and I recognize that they are doing very well and most importantly, getting results. We played well against them at home recently and got nothing to show for it. I know this will be a difficult game for us, but it is one we are really looking forward to.” – FC Edmonton coach Colin Miller


Referee: Marcos DeOliveira

Asst 1: Joshua Brooks

Asst 2: Andrew Bigelow

4th: Aaron Hernandez



Indy Eleven 1 FC Edmonton 1

The 11th consecutive sellout crowd at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium were on hand this Saturday evening as Indy Eleven and visiting FC Edmonton played to a 1-1.


The 11th consecutive sellout crowd at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium were on hand this Saturday evening as Indy Eleven and visiting FC Edmonton played to a 1-1.

A crowd of 10,567 saw midfielder Victor Pineda score his first professional goal in the 16th minute for Indy Eleven, however Edmonton’s midfielder Neil Hlavaty had his third tally of the season off a free kick to level the match 1-1.

FC Edmonton started the game strong, taking control of the ball for the first 10 minutes. On the 16th minute Indy Eleven goalkeeper Kristian Nicht made an amazing save off a backheel shot by Neil Hlavaty in what turned out to be a crucial play for the Hoosier State side. After the save, the home team engineered a deathly counter attack that was finished off by Pineda, giving Indy Eleven the game’s first goal for just the fifth time in 20 contests.

After the first goal, the game opened up and became an up-and-down intense for the remainder of the half. It was in the 25th minute that Edmonton was awarded a free kick 27 yards from goal, and they capitalized on the set piece opportunity. Hlavaty scored a magnificent goal, sending the ball to Nicht’s right and just inside the left post to even things up at 1-1.

The Canadian side regained their confidence with the goal, and in the 37th minute saw captain Albert Watson hit the left post after a series of rebounds off a corner kick. Indy Eleven responded with another great counter by midfielder Blake Smith, who put up a dangerous cross for Pineda, but Edmonton’s goalkeeper John Smits had no trouble handling the header.

Indy started the second half strong, showing a sense of urgency to please the tireless home crowd. In a great display of skill, forward Jermaine Johnson left multiple defenders behind as he sprinted down the left side, only to be stopped by Smits when he finally shot for goal.

Edmonton would launch an aggressive attack, and in the 65th minute Hlavaty missed a great chance of putting his team ahead by shooting weakly after being sprung behind the Eleven backline. The rest of the game lacked the rhythm of the first half, as three yellow cards slowed the pace of the game during the last 20 minutes.

The game’s last chance quality chance came after Kléberson fouled Milton Blanco just outside the box.  Hlavaty fired a vicious shot on frame again, but Nicht made a brilliant save at his left post, saving a point for his team.

"I thought in the first half we were very bright, some real strong performances," said  Indy Eleven coach Juergen Sommer.  "We were solid throughout, game in the second half became a bit more defensive, teams were sitting back, just kind of waiting till late we thought we'd put some fresh legs in at the end and change up the look a little bit."

FC Edmonton coach, Colin Miller also commented after the game: "We came here to get three points and I thought it was overall an exciting game we were missing five starters so the guys that stepped in I'm very pleased with. It could prove to be a very valuable point for us."