Here are a couple parting shots from Saturday's Indy 11 match against Edmonton F.C.
Starting with Edmonton's first goal against Indy, which rolled in at about 24 minutes into the game. As the play began to unfold, one could almost hear all the amateur coaches in the audience screaming, "Don't pass back in front of the goal - especially under pressure!" Still, Jaimi Frias and Kristian Nicht have the chemistry and ability to pull off such a maneuver if necessary. But, in this situation, certainly turning to the outside or up the line would have been better angles for safe clearance. Here's the best I could capture the horrific episode from my angle behind the opposite goal:
Edmonton's second goal game less than two minutes later as Kareem Moses cleaned up a deflected corner kick.
Then a free kick from Mike Ambersley deflected off the defense, slipping into the left side of the goal.
Following the game, NUVO caught up with Indy Eleven team captain Kristian Nicht and forward Mike Ambersley.
We also sought some insight from Juergen Sommer on what lessons could be gleaned from the match that the team had so hoped would be its first victory of the season.
Indy fans can plan to watch the re-match at the Eleven's next home match against Edmonton, set for Sept. 13. The Eleven will travel to Alberta to play Edmonton on July 27.