NUVO Live: Eleven vs. Strikers

 

Pre-game notes:

- Ft. Lauderdale won previous meeting 3-2 on April 26, first meeting at Michael Carroll Stadium

- Sergio Pena's red card in the 65th minute against Atlanta last week was transferred to Ring, making him ineligible for tonight's game. Pena is available.

- Indy Eleven are still in search of their first victory at home this season (both spring and fall seasons.)

- Newly signed midfielder Jermaine Johnson gets his first start for the Eleven

- Eleven are 2-0-2 (6 pts.) in the fall season, Strikers are 1-1-2 (4 pts.)

Starting lineups:

Eleven: Coach - Juergen Sommer

GK: Kristian Nicht

D: Andrew Stone, Jaime Frias, Chris Estridge, Kyle Hyland

M: Kleberson, Blake Smith, Sergio Pena, Don Smart,

F: Jermaine JohnsonMike Ambersley

GK: Kamil Contofalsky

D: Ivan Guerrero, Rafael Alves, James Marcelin, Darnell King

M: Shawn Chin, Mark Anderson, Manny Gonzalez, Martin Nunez

F: Fafa Picault, Jenison Brito,

Referee Mark Allatin blows his whistle and were underway

1' - Quick corner taken by Kléberson, punched away by Contofalsky

4' - Andrew Stone OFF THE POST after Johnson salvaged a chance from the corner, early pressure from the Eleven

5' - Frias shot from 19 yards out is chested away by Contofalsky

7' - Strikers first chance as Picault shoots high from 25 yards out

10' - Johnson with a solid chance from just outside and right of the 6 yard box, deflected away by Contofalsky

15' - Smart with a swirling ball into the box where Johnson sat for a wide open header, wasn't able to make full contact and is deflected long, staying in play

17' - Ambersley with a great ball into the box that finds a sliding Smart, who makes contact with his hand instead of his foot.

17' - Smart issued a yellow card for his "contact" with Contofalsky

18' - Another chance for the Eleven as Ambersley sees his header stopped right on the line by Contofalsky

21' - Johnson down on the pitch, hobbles off favoring left leg/knee

24' - Smith cuts back just outside the box and sends a ball right to the head of Ambersley, who heads it over the net...another missed opportunity

27' - Free kick for Strikers is headed away by Frias, ensuing corner kick is headed away by Frias aw well

27' - Straight to the counter for the Eleven as Johnson makes a deep run (60 yards) into the 18-yard box and strikes one right into the chest of Contofalsky

30' - Pena with an ambitious shot from 20 yards out goes well wide

33' - Johnson sends a searching ball across the box in the direction of Ambersley but it's cleared out by the Strikers back line

37' - Smart down on the pitch, walks off but is back on immediately

40' - Ambersley a mile and a half offsides, play slowing down in final 10 minutes

41' - Guess not, chance for the Strikers as Picault made a run into the box, took a shot and forced Nicht to make a diving save to his right. Ball stayed in play and Nunez tapped it wide. Corner kick

45' - Smart earning his playing time on the right wing, earns another corner for the Eleven

45' - Smith's corner drops to the head of Ambersely who sends it short and wide, poor effort

45' +1 - Yellow card issued to Johnson for what looked like a rash tackle by Contofalsky, crowd doesn't like it and neither does Johnson.

Whistle blows and that's the half at The Mike, 0-0 after 45

No changes for either team to start the second half

47' - Failed clearance drops to Johnson who fires a missile over the net from 20 yards out

50' - Foul on Estridge, free kick awarded to Strikers in a very dangerous spot - direct middle, 20 yards out

51' - Yellow card issued to Picault, the 3rd forward to receive one tonight

52' - Ensuing free kick is straight into the wall, no harm done

53' - Ambitious from Anderson from 25 out, well wide

55' - Kléberson with his first good look of the game, ball drops to him inside the 18 where he fails at his attempt to curl it past Contofalsky

58' - Straight red issued to Johnson, Eleven will play down a man for the final 30 plus minutes

62' - Strikers first sub of the game: Colin Murphy on for Martin Nunez

64' - Yellow card issued to Pena

65' - Chance for the Eleven, Smith sends a curler into the box, Ambersley gets a head on it but Contofalsky makes the leaping save to his right

66' - Ambersley catches the back line sleeping but send the shot into the side of the net

70' - Picault is shot of a cannon and makes a 70 yard run down the left wing, cuts back in and shoots but it's deflected out for a corner

70' - Yellow card issued to Strikers King

72' - Nicht forced off his line to make a diving attempt at the ball in which he wins against Picault

76' - Nicht down for a lengthy amount of time nursing his hand but stays in the game

77' - Eleven first sub: Dylan Mares for Kléberson

Announced attendance of 10,285

80' - Chance for the Eleven as Ambersley and Smith work the 1-2 but Smith is caught offsides

82' - Eleven sub: Pedro Mendes on for Smart

84' - Strikers sub: Aly Alberto Hassan on for Picault

88' - CHANCE for the Eleven as Pena makes a great turn and fires a bullet just left of the net

90' - 5 minutes of stoppage time added

90'+1 - Yellow card issued to Strikers' Gonzalez

90'+1 - Ensuing free kick is lofted to high and Contofalsky comes off the line to snag it

90'+3 - Pena down on the pitch holding his side

90'+6 - Strikers shot goes wide and that should be it here at the Mike

90'+7 - Another ambitious shot goes well wide for the Strikers

And that's the final whistle, Eleven hold on for the final 39 minutes while a man down and play to a scoreless draw

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