Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Indy Eleven vs Morelia - International Exhibition

- Opponent: Monarcas Morelia
- Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
- Attendance: 6,450
- Final Score: 0-0
- Starting XI: Nicht, Frias, Norales, Janicki, Franco, Ring, Pineda, Stojkov, Melgares, Brown, Wojcik
- Substitutions: Cardona 45' (Nicht), Miller 45' (Norales), McKinney 45' (Franco), Keller 45' (Ring), Smart 45' (Pineda), Mares 45' (Stojkov), Lacroix 45' (Wojcik), Hyland 59' (Frias)
- Unused: Dawson
- Goals: None
- Bookings: Miller 82' (Yellow)
- Adage goals: None

I was unable to attend Indy Eleven's first international "friendly" due to family commitments, and it looks like I missed a good one from the highlight video.  From the video, it looks like it was well attended and an up-and-down affair with both teams getting good chances.  It's hard to tell how the game will translate to Sunday's upcoming match against the Cosmos with so many guys seeing playing time (poor Jon Dawson, the lone unused sub). Not being at the game I don't know for sure, but from the video it looks like the guys were truly enjoying the game. When guys are playing loose and with joy, and a couple wins in a row will help that, it makes playing a lot more fun.


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