Round 2: FC Cincinnati to face a surging Indy Eleven



FC Cincinnati will just be traveling to their closest USL competitor in Indy Eleven for the two team's second matchup this season and FCC's first midweek match of the year. 

Both teams have had quite the ride since the time they met. Their first meeting was on March 31, both team's second game of the year. The game was ultimately determined by an Emery Welshman's lone goal of the season that stunned 17,535 fans and left Indy Eleven with their first USL loss in club history. 

However, since that game, much has changed. Indy Eleven has been surging, winning two straight and then tying Charlotte in their last outing. Indy Eleven has yet to lose since their 1-0 loss to FCC. 

Indy Eleven's Soony Sad, the scorer of both their goals against Nashville City FC, seems to be their most dynamic player, leading the team in scoring. Jack McInerney will be the other player to watch out for as both are tied for the team's most shots on goal at 5. 

As for FCC, their attack has come alive after a rather disappointing start to the season. In FCC's first four games, they scored just three goals, and in their last two, they've combined for five. Hopefully, that's a sign of the players becoming more familiar on the pitch.

However, their attack has received an overwhelming amount of support from their midfield play in the last two games. FCC's midfield has been phenomenal in their last two outings. 

Behind a sturdy midfield led by Kenney Walker, who is currently on a two-game scoring streak, the Orange & Blue should continue to dominate possession. For the season, they've averaged 54.0% of the possession, and maintaining the ball will certainly be a key for FCC on the road. 

FC Cincinnati has been far better on the road too. It's surprising considering FCC easily leads the league in home attendance, but for this road matchup in Indy, it's calming knowing FCC has yet to lose on the road.

Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium

Date and time: May 2, 7:00 pm EST

How to watch: Star 64, ESPN3

Table: FCC 5th, 1.8 points per game. Indy Eleven 7th, 2 points per game.

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