PIT-IND TIED 1-1 IN FIRST MEETING OF SEASON
Indy Eleven vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 – 7:00 p.m. ET
Highmark Stadium – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2023 USL Championship Records
Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC: 10W-3L-8D (11), 38pts; 1st in Eastern Conference
Indy Eleven: 5W-7L-7D (-1), 22 pts; 9th in Eastern Conference
Community Health Network Sports Medicine Indy Eleven Injury Report
OUT: DF B. Rebellon (L adductor), DF J. Vazquez (leg)
SETTING THE SCENE
The Boys in Blue return to action Wednesday for a midweek match-up at USL Championship Eastern Conference leader Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC. This is the second of two matches between the clubs this season, with the teams tying 1-1 in Indianapolis on April 29.
The Eleven are coming off a 0-0 draw with Tampa Bay and are 1-1-3 in their last five games. With a 5-7-7 record, Indy is ninth in the USLC Eastern Conference.
Pittsburgh is 2-1-2 in its last five matches and is coming off a 3-1 loss to Charleston Battery. Pittsburgh leads the Eastern Conference at 10-3-8.
SERIES VS. PITTSBURGH
Saturday marks the 12th meeting between the two teams, with Pittsburgh holding the 5-3-3 all-time advantage in USL Championship action. The is the second meeting of two this season.
PIT leads: 5-3-3
GF 9, GA 14
4.29.23 | home | D, 1-1
8.6.22 | home | L, 2-0
7.6.22 | at PIT | L, 1-0
6.15.21 | home | L, 1-0
8.15.20 | home | W, 1-0
USL Championship Regular Season
Indy Eleven 1:1 Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Michael A. Carroll Stadium – Indianapolis, Ind.
PIT – Albert Dikwa (Luke Biasi) 18’
IND – Jack Blake (unassisted) 81’
LAST TIME OUT
IND 0:0 TBR
JULY 22, 2023
Indy Eleven played to a 0-0 draw with the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Saturday night at Carroll Stadium.
A scoreless first half was dominated by the Eleven, earning 62% of the possession and registering the 9-2 advantage in shots and 2-0 lead in shots on target. Sebastian Velasquez, Aodhan Quinn and Sebastian Guenzatti each had two apiece for Indy.
The final stats saw Indy hold a 58%-42% edge in possession after a much more equal second frame. Tampa Bay finished with 13 shots to the Eleven’s 11, and a 4-2 advantage in shots on target.
Quinn led the Indy attack with three shots, while Velasquez and Guenzatti accounted for the Eleven’s shots on goal. Defensively, Mechack Jerome led Indy with six clearances, Macauley King cleared a ball off the line to keep the game level and Yannik Oettl had three saves.
Quinn became the USL Championship’s leader in regular-season minutes played at 20,096, while Douglas Martinez played in his 100th career USLC regular-season match.
TBR – Jake Areman (caution) 12’
TBR – Forrest Lasso (caution) 16’
IND – Sebastian Velasquez (caution) 27’
20,000 AND COUNTING…
Aodhan Quinn reached the 20,000-minute mark in USL Championship regular season action with his 90 minutes played against Charleston on July 12, and went on to become the USLC’s leader in regular-season minutes played at 20,096 after 90 against Tampa Bay on July 22.
20,000+ minutes | 20,096 | 1st
Appearances | 242 | T7
Approaching… 50 assists | 49 | 3rd
Quinn has 51 goals after a pair of PKs against San Diego Loyal SC (7.1.23) and one against Charleston (7.12). He is the 24th player in USL Championship history to hit 50 goals.
Quinn has recorded 24 penalty kick goals in 27 attempts in his career in the league, the most of any individual player on record in league history.