Sunday, June 17, 2018

Indy Eleven vs Toronto FC 2 - 05.13

- Opponent: Toronto FC 2
- Location: Rochester, NY
- Attendance: 1,242
- Final Score: 3-1 W
- Starting XI: Fon Williams, Venegas, Ouimette, Mitchell, Ayoze, Matern, Moses, Guerra, Watson, Saad, Braun
- Substitutions: Starikov 74' (Saad); Ring 76' (Matern); Speas 87' (Braun)
- Unused: Lundgaard, Rusin, Lewis, Steinberger
- Goals: Venegas 23'; Braun 45' (assist Venegas); Braun 49' (assist Watson)
- Bookings: None
- Adage goals: One

No stream. No highlights. No stats. No respect.

The league did manage to do a recap.

Apparently when you average around 500 people per game (not including the 11:00 Wednesday game where I'm convinced TFC2 gave tickets away to schools - attendance = 4,100), USL doesn't care if you play your "home" games 3 hours away in Rochester, NY from time to time. Yet Marina Auto Stadium in Rochester doesn't have any production equipment available and a camera phone stream from the team wouldn't meet the league broadcast standards. It looks like the league stance is that they would rather have upset fans with no stream rather than a poor stream. Given that I started paying for ESPN+ for the sole reason of being able to see the Indy Eleven away games, I feel like USL owes me some money this month. I'm sure they'll be amenable.

One thing to note. Backup GK Ben Lundgaard was available on the bench, in lieu of Jordan Farr, so his thumb surgery must be healed. The team seems to be getting healthier, but Pasher and Ferriera are still the notable missing pieces.

The Game Beckons Game Ball

Another game without McInerney and his replacement, Justin Braun, scored twice. Since I didn't see any of the game, I'll go ahead and give it to Braun for his brace.



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