Live updates: Riverhounds SC 1, Indy Eleven 0

Riverhound (12-6-4) vs Indy Eleven (6-11-4)

Saturday 6 August | 7 pm

Michael A. Carroll Track and Football Field, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Odds: Hounds -105 / Draw +260 / Indy +240 (FanDuel)
Television: 22 point | flow: ESPN +
Match stats: USL Championship Match Center

Match Updates

37 ′ – Ruby Mertz looked like Albert Dequa was coming through the center, but Dequa had to pull out because he was offside. That chance would have been good

35 ′ – The teams are back in action. At the moment, neither side is able to hold it. Playing faltering in midfield.

29 ′ – Bryam Rebellon is down for Indy, and the Hounds send him to touch. With the temperature at 87 degrees, we’ll pause for a cooling break.

25 ′ – Referee Eric Tattersall allowed teams to play both ways. The tougher referee may have given Cicerone a free kick right outside Eleven’s box after he was pushed down, but Tattersall isn’t interested.

20 ′ – Tejada again with a dangerous ball veered off the line and out of reach of goalkeeper Jhumali Witt. Hounds handle the corner well. Indy woke up. Pittsburgh needs a second sign.

18 ′ – Fortunately for Riverhounds they were still ahead, as Juan Tejada found room for a cross pass from the left side and it fell perfectly to Manuel Arteaga in front of goal. However, Arteaga sky shot, hounds heave a sigh of relief.

13′ – TARGET, RIVERHOUNDS: I’m not sure what the Indy Eleven defense was doing there, but the four Indy defenders just waited for Daniel Rovera to come into the penalty area and give him space from here to Terre Haute. Rovera took his time and found Russell Chaseron wide open for an easy header. Well deserved Pittsburgh goal

9 ′ – Daniel Griffin’s bad giveaway creates the first thing that looks like an Indy Eleven chance. Good job on the back of the Hounds to ensure nothing comes out of it.

5 ′ – The hounds definitely drove the action in the first minutes. The ball didn’t spend much time in the Hounds’ half, and when that happened, Pittsburgh had possession of the ball.

1 ′ – Hey guys, this is Dan Angel giving updates from Carroll Stadium. The Riverhounds will head toward Target West in the first half and they are in the gold group, while the Indy Eleven is dressed in blue. We’re on our way.

Pittsburgh Riverhounds starting lineup:

Starting lineup Indy Eleven

Match preview

The Hounds are hoping to maintain their July momentum in a new month, carrying their six-game unbeaten streak with them to visit Indy Eleven for the team’s second meeting of the year.

The first showdown of the year was on par with the course in the Pittsburgh-Indy competition. The Hounds scored a 1-0 victory over a goal in the 79th minute by Albert Dikwa from the bench, and this was the fourth consecutive meeting between the two teams to finish 1-0, dating back to 2020.

In 10 all-time encounters, the Hounds had a 5-3-2 record, but 9 of those 10 matches were decided by one goal or less. This will only be the second time the Hounds have played at Carroll Stadium on the IUPUI campus after winning 10 in 2021; The team’s first three games in Indy were played at Lucas Oil Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Colts.

The hounds entered the match with a clean injury report. Dane Kelly was back on the court last week after missing the team’s trip to Hartford with a lower body injury, which means Bob Lilley has his full roster to choose from. The Hounds are one player lighter after the release of defender Robby Dambrot, who signed shortly thereafter with Indy and could be eligible for selection despite only arriving in training this week with Eleven.

The two teams’ trendlines couldn’t be more different when entering the game. Whereas, the Hounds’ result would give them their first seven unbeaten games since August 19-September. 19, 2020, Indy are in the midst of a nine-game winning streak during which they have been disqualified five times and only scored multiple goals once. But with Indy now trailing Miami by nine points in the final in the East, the hosts will be just as excited as the Hounds, who need to keep winning to maintain their top-four spot.

Eleven still has dangerous attacking options on top scorers Stefano Pinho, Manuel Artega and playmaker Solomon Ashanti, and giving them coach Mark Lowery’s track record in the first year – most recently at El Paso – may only be a matter of time before half of the squad. Dozen’s in-season collectibles, such as Asante and goalkeeper Sean Lewis, intertwine with the current group and the team moves into the corner.

Preventing that rests with the Hounds’ defense not allowing multiple goals in a game during July 5-0-1, which ended with Jahmali Waite closing him four times in his fourth clean sheet of the year last week against Tulsa. The Hounds mixed in both five-and-a-half looks during this round—chosing the latter against Tulsa—and with a full squad, Lilley would have his share of tactical choices for Indy deployment.

game notes

Exactly one month after their meeting in Pittsburgh, the Hounds travel to Indy to ride their best six-game unbeaten streak, going 5-0-1.

  • The last four encounters between these two teams ended 1-0, with Indy winning twice in 2020 and the Hounds winning their only 2021 game and first meeting of the season.
  • This will be coach Bob Lilly’s 150th game in all competitions with the Riverhounds. He was the all-time champion for the club 79-32-38 overall as he continues his fifth season in charge.
  • hounds striker Albert Decwa continued to build on a career with one goal in the team’s victory over FC Tulsa last week. This was the seventh goal of Dicoa this season.
  • Striker Russell Chaisserone shows the level that made him the team’s top scorer in 2021. Over his last 13 games, he’s scored seven goals and three assists, including the July 23 equalizer against Hartford. He leads the Hounds with nine goals per season.
  • Cicerone, Dikwa and USL, USL top scorers Dane Kelly (seven goals in 2022) are all on track for double-digit goals. It would be the first time since the Hounds’ inaugural season in 1999 that the team had three players with 10 or more goals.
  • Defender Shane Widt scored his second goal in three weeks by taking down the winner in the Hartford game on July 23. Between Wedd and fellow defender Jelani Peters, the Hounds have scored four goals by defenders in the past four weeks.
  • Kenardo Forbes captain of the hounds remains the all-time USL co-captain, setting his record to 53 with a patient preparation on the Wiedt winner in Hartford.
  • Midfielder Danny Griffin has played all but 17 minutes of the regular season since the start of the 2021 regular season, starting every league game during that time. He hasn’t missed a league game since turning professional with the Hounds in 2020, appearing in 71 consecutive USL Championship games.
  • The first-year professional goalkeeper Jhamli Witt in his season tied four saves last Saturday against Tulsa en route to his fourth clean sheet of the season.
  • Recently released Hounds defender Robby Dambrot, who has scored one goal in five games for Pittsburgh, was signed earlier this week by Indy.
  • In 149 games under Lilly, the Hounds allowed just 139 goals, averaging 0.93.

John Kreczynski has covered football and other sports for many years for numerous publications and media. He is also the author of ‘Miracle on the Mon’ – a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, chronicling the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative that led to and centered around a great game that helped provide a spark. for the sake of excellence. John has covered sports for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, and Pittsburgh Sports Report, served as a color commentator for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcast, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for the US Open and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Kreczynski also served as a men’s soccer coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the pioneers to the early seasons and the playoffs (1996-1998); Head coach for Northern Catholic Boys (2007-08), and co-director of Shady Side Boys’ Academy (2009-2014).

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