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Indy Eleven Gameday & Match Preview
Indy Eleven at Louisville City FC - #LOUvIND | #LIPAFC
Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 7:30 P.M. EST
Louisville Slugger Stadium – Louisville, Kentucky

Watch/Listen Live:
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* Streaming Video:  ESPN+

** PLAYOFFS | ROUND ONE
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Indy Eleven face Louisville City FC in the first round of the USL Playoffs on
October 20 at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville.

The knockout fixture will be the fourth meeting between the rivals in 2018. Each
team finished with a 1W-1L-1D record after the conclusion of the three-game
Louisville-Indianapolis Proximity Association Football Contest series on October 13,
which finished with a 1-0 Louisville City victory in the 2018 USL regular season
finale. Indy’s loss sees the “Boys in Blue” finish seventh in the Eastern
Conference. The defeat also resulted in the repeat fixture between Louisville and
Indianapolis in the playoffs. Louisville now enters the playoffs on a six game win
streak after defeating “Indiana’s Team”.

Penalties have been the deciding factor in the first three meetings. Indy won the
first match, 1-0, on an Ayoze penalty. The second fixture, each side miss a penalty
kick opportunity as the match finished a 2-2 draw. The third and most recent fixture
was a 1-0 victory for Louisville because of a converted penalty kick by Louisville
City Forward Cameron Lancaster. Had each side converted their penalty chances in the
second fixture, four of the eight possible goals in the series would’ve been from
the spot.



** INDY ELEVEN PLAYER TO WATCH | GK OWAIN FON WILLIAMS
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In three meetings with Louisville City FC in 2018, Indy Eleven Goalkeeper Owain Fon
Williams has recorded 13 saves and one clean sheet, one of which was a penalty save
that came in the 2-2 draw on August 5.

In his most recent 90 minutes against the Kentucky side, he managed eight saves in a
fixture that saw him face nine shots on target. The eight-save performance brings
his saves per game average against Louisville to 4.3 saves per game.



** LOUISVILLE CITY FC PLAYER TO WATCH | FW ILIJA ILIC
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When 2018 Golden Boot winner Cameron Lancaster struggles to find the back of the
net, striking partner Ilija Ilic has picked up some of the slack. Ilic is the second
highest goal scorer on Louisville City’s roster. He’s found the back of the net 11
times during the 2018 campaign.

The 27-year-old is also the joint assist leader for Louisville City. He’s tied with
Midfielder Oscar Jimenez at 10 assists each. The Serbian’s ability to not only
score, but to create goals for his teammates makes him a dangerous matchup in the
first-round playoff matchup. It will be up to Indy’s backline to slow down the
creative forward.


** MATCHUP TO MARK | INDY ELEVEN OFFENSE VS. LOUISVILLE CITY DEFENSE
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The phrase “defense wins championships” reverberates through locker rooms after
leaving the mouth of a coach during the pre-game pep talk. Louisville City will need
its defense to remain sturdy if they are to lift the championship come the end of
the playoffs. The Kentucky based side went undefeated in their last six fixtures,
allowing three goals and kept three clean sheets on their way to claiming the last
18 points of the season. They enter the first round of the playoffs coming off one
of those shut out performances, which came against Indy Eleven.

The “Boys in Blue” enter the first round having scored five goals in their last five
matches. Despite the one goal-per-game average, “Indiana’s Team” was shut out in two
of those matches and won only one. Indy will need forwards Jack McInerney and Eugene
Starikov to perform well during the playoffs, as they did during 2018. The striking
pair combined for 16 of Indy’s 45 goals during the 2018 regular season.

Additionally, keep an eye out for Forward Soony Saad and Midfielder Dylan Mares, who
both scored multiple goals at the start of their respective 2018 seasons with Indy.

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