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FINAL: Riverhounds SC 1, Indy Eleven 1

USL Championship Eastern Conference

Pittsburgh SC 1, Indy Eleven 1

Match Stats: USL Championship Match Center


Match Updates

FULL TIME — PITTSBURGH 1, INDY ELEVEN 1: The red card streak finally ends, but that’s not going to feel very good for the Hounds. They had three points sealed here and could not close the deal.

90 +4′ — If nothing else, the streak will end tonight. These officials aren’t calling a foul in stoppage time unless there’s a power tool involved.

90 +1′ — Showunmi goes just wide on the attack. That was almost a moment of magic from the Hounds, but it goes for just a goal kick.

90′ — Gustavo Rissi is Indy’s final change. We will have five minutes of stoppage time in Indy.

87′ — YELLOW CARD, INDY ELEVEN: Hard standing tackle by Adrian Diz Pe leads to a yellow, and Lilley uses the opportunity to put Burke Fahling into the equation.

81′ — GOAL, INDY ELEVEN: Oh my. Did not see that coming, as Waite dives out of position trying to punch out a cross from Robert Dambrot and the ball bounces right to Jack Blake. Blake’s aim is true, and out of nowhere, Eleven are somehow level.

78′ — YELLOW CARD, PITTSBURGH: Nathan Dossantos with a forearm check against Indy, and that will earn a card. We’re about to close in on the last 10 minutes.

77′ — Eleven looks devoid of ideas. As long as the Hounds hold their shape and don’t make a mistake, they’re walking away with three points tonight.

71′ — Indy Eleven’s xG in the second half, per Indy Eleven PR man John Koluder: 0.06. It’s been a VERY comfortable second half for the Hounds.

67′ — Tola Showunmi and Patrick Hogan on for Pittsburgh. They replace Kizza and Mertz

63′ — Jack Blake and Douglas Martinez come on for Eleven. We’ll see if this affects anything for the Hounds.

60′ — We are on the hour mark. If Indy’s going to bring this match to life, it has to change something. Otherwise, this will be a really comfortable three points for the Hounds.

55′ — This second half has again been bogged down. It looked for a second like Dikwa was about to bring it to life again, but he can’t get a hold on the ball. It ends with a Kizza shot that is easily handled.

HALFTIME, PITTSBURGH 1, INDY 0 — Eleven walks off a bit miffed that the official blows the whistle immediately after its corner rather than allowing them to take a shot on the rebound. It will suit Pittsburgh well. Hounds hold a deserved lead after 45.

45 +2‘ — Terrible giveaway from Eleven thanks to a wet field nearly leads to an open look for Forbes, but rather than pick out the right ball, he tries to take it himself and nothing comes of it.

45‘ — There will be three minutes added on for stoppages.

44‘ — Looked like Dikwa was fouled on the right side of the box, but the official decides to let it go. That was probably Pittsburgh’s best chance for a second before half.

38‘ — That was far too dangerous. Solomon Asante got a great look that appeared to take a deflection before heading toward Jahmali Waite’s gloves. Waite is able to get his hands on it and tip it over the line, so it ends with only a corner. Eleven’s attack is coming to life.

37‘ — Blackstock gets a good look and goes through a defender’s legs at goal, but Oettl is equal to the task. Good effort for the Hounds.

35‘ — Oettl’s holding a really high line. Pittsburgh might want to have a hit from well outside the box; he’s playing out of position far too often tonight. Then again, the Hounds are also going into the sun this half, so that might want to wait.

30′ — Nothing comes of the Eleven corner. Indy’s offense has been rather poor this season; only Detroit has fewer goals among Eastern Conference sides. Hounds have to keep Eleven from discovering an attack.

25′ — YELLOW CARD, INDY ELEVEN: Cameron Lindley likely said something in the wake of Blackstock’s foul, and his name goes into the book as well. This could be turning into a whistle fest. Hounds need to get control and get an attack going.

24′ — YELLOW CARD, PITTSBURGH: Langston Blackstock goes in too hard after the Hounds nearly had a second goal. Before the tackle, Edward Kizza got off a solid pass to Robbie Mertz in the box, but the shot was turned away.

20′ — YELLOW CARD, INDY ELEVEN: Younes Boudadi goes in far too hard near midfield and picks up a deserved yellow. Indy could unravel if things keep progressing; Hounds have to keep up the pressure.

18′ — GOAL, PITTSBURGH: Albert Dikwa is the scorer on a one-on-one situation with Yannik Oettal. Luke Biasi deserves much of the credit for seeing Dikwa and finding him with a beautiful pass. Hounds take the lead 1-0.

13′ — Kenardo Forbes gets the first real attempt on goal of the match. It’s a relatively comfortable save, but at least Pittsburgh puts something on frame.

8′ —Hounds have kept the ball in Eleven’s half well, but they’re yet to do anything with it. Each attack has died out as soon as anyone touches the ball near the box.

5′ — Time snafu has passed and we finally have the time being kept on the boards. We have yet to see anything come to life in this match; both teams seem tentative.

2′ — For the time being, the minute is a guess. The time is not yet being kept on the scoreboard.

Pregame — Hello from Indianapolis, as the Riverhounds try to put an end to a three-match goalless skid away from Pittsburgh. This has a been a friendly place for the Hounds in recent years, as they’ve won their past two visits to the Circle City. They’ve also picked up two red cards in those visits, so they’ll be hoping to get three points tonight without getting a man sent off.

Starting Lineups


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