FC Cincinnati down Indy XI in front of record setting crowd
The hot start for FC Cincinnati continued on Saturday night as the boys in Orange & Blue outlasted Indy XI in Indianapolis to pull out a 1-0 victory.
FCC spoiled what the Indy fans were hoping to be a successful night as it was their home opener, first game in Lucas Oil stadium, and their first game in the USL.
The night was not all bad for those fans though, as they saw their attendance record shattered. A crowd of 17,543 watched what promises to be a fun local rivalry moving into the future.
The match began with Indy on the front foot, hitting the post on a chance very early on. As the match moved on, Cincinnati found their groove and eventually took the lead through a headed goal by Emery Welshman in the 26th minute (Assisted by Emmanuel Ledesma).
Things got a bit nervy towards the end of the first half as FCC goalkeeper Evan Newton collided with Jack McInerney which resulted in a penalty to Indianapolis. Newton more than made up for his mistake though when he dove to the left to brilliantly save the penalty (also taken by McInerney) and then saved a follow up shot.
This ended up being a huge moment as chances were few and far bewteen for both squads in the second half.
Cincinnati kept their second clean sheet of the season and are taking 6 points back home to Cincinnati where they will face Louisville City on April 7th.