Indy Eleven look to capture their first three points at home against the traveling
Nashville SC. Sitting at seventh in the table, “Indiana’s Team” will be attempting
to hand fifth-placed Nashville their second loss of the season. The “Boys in Blue”
seek redemption at home after falling 0-1 at the hands of FC Cincinnati in the home
opener.

Despite the struggles in Game One at home, “Indiana’s Team” has played superbly on
the road bringing three more points back to Indianapolis last week after defeating
North Carolina FC 1-0. Team of the Week Award recipient Tyler Pasher converted the
only goal of the game in the 15th minute. Justin Braun, who made his first start of
the season against NCFC, played Pasher through on a long ground pass. Pasher took a
precise first touch into the NCFC box and calmly placed the ball into the bottom
right corner of the net. The match nearly ended in a draw after Indy Eleven conceded
a penalty in the 91st minute, but a save by Welshman Owain Fon Williams in the 93rd
minute denied Kyle Bekker’s potentially equalizing penalty and secured three points.

Nashville SC accomplished in Week Four what Indy Eleven attempts to complete in Week
Five after recording their first home victory of the season defeating Charlotte
Independence 2-0. Goals from newly-signed forward Alan Winn and substitute Ropapa
Mensah respectively sealed the victory for the home team. The victory improves
Nashville’s record to 2-1-1 on the season thus far. Defense has been the staple
through the last four games. Nashville’s backline has totaled three clean sheets and
has conceded two goals in four games.

Indy Eleven look to their home supporters to power the “Boys in Blue” to their first
home victory at Lucas Oil Stadium and aim to spoil Matt Pickens current run of three
clean sheets in the last three games.

“It’s been something we’ve been focusing on all week and working hard towards that,”
said Indy Eleven head coach Martin Rennie. “We just want to get on a run of winning.
We’ve already got a couple wins on the road, so now we want to make sure we do well
and focus on getting a win at home.”