MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Memphis 901 FC’s five-match unbeaten streak came to a halt Saturday night at AutoZone Park as Indy Eleven took a 3-0 win.
The loss was Memphis’ first since April 30 as the visitors capitalized off strong play from their midfield.
Saturday started with both teams exchanging counter attacks early and often in front of a raucous 6,829 fans in attendance.
Indy forward Thomas Enevoldsen took in a pass and took advantage of a one-on-one situation, scoring the first goal in the 31st minute. Memphis (2-7-4, 10 pts) fought back with several attacks of its own, putting balls into the box. Forward Elliot Collier just narrowly missed converting off a Wes Charpie cross in the 33rd minute.
Still, Memphis entered halftime down just 1-0.
When both clubs returned, Indy would find two goals to close out the match at 3-0. The first came on a deflected Kim Do-Heon free kick from the edge of the box, to put Indy (7-2-3, 24 pts) up 2-0 in the 52nd minute. Six minutes later, forward Dane Kelly found an open Tyler Pasher who scored the final goal of the night.
Memphis now sets its sights on Major League Soccer’s Orlando City SC for Wednesday’s fourth round showdown in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Kickoff for that match is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
Tickets for that match are available at www.memphis901fc.com/tickets.
Memphis 901 FC Starting XI
1 (GK) Jeff Caldwell ; 26 (D) Josh Morton, 15 (D) Jacob Hauser-Ramsey, 8 (D) Marc Burch ©; 22 (D) Wes Charpie, 6 (M) Dan Metzger, 17 (M) Ewan Grandison, 27 (M) Cam Lindley, 11 (F) Lagos Kunga; 28 (F) Jochen Graf, 18 (F) Elliot Collier
Subs: 24 (GK) Scott Levene, 20 (D) Todd Pratzner, 19 (D) Louis Bennett II, 3 (D) Abdi Mohamed, 2 (M) Morgan Hackworth, 13 (F) Oliver White, 9 (F) Luca Uccello
Substitutions: 61’ Morgan Hackworth on…Lagos Kunga off, 61’ Abdi Mohamed on…Wes Charpie off, 75’ Luca Uccello on…Dan Metzger off
Indy Eleven Starting XI
1 (GK) Evan Newton; 5 (D) Mitchell Osmond, 29 (D) Paddy Barrett ©, 20 (D) Karl Ouimette, 3 (D) Macauley King, M (23) Tyler Pasher, 4 (M) Tyler Gibson, 19 (M) Kenney Walker, 25 (M) Kim Do-heon, 17 (F) Dane Kelly, 10 (F) Thomas Enevoldsen
Subs: 0 (GK) Jordan Farr, 2 (D) Lucas Farias, 12 (M) Emerson Nieto, 8 (M) Matt Watson, 18 (F) Alioune Diakhate, 27 (F) Josh Penn
Substitutions: 67’ Matthew Watson on…Kim Do-Heon off, 72’ Jordan Farr on…Evan Newton off, 74’ Alioune Diakhate on…Dane Kelly off
Goals: 31’ Thomas Enevoldsen - Right Foot - Left Side of the Box - Bottom Right Hand Corner - Assist: Kenney Walker, 52’ Kim Do-Heon - Right Foot - Outside the Box - Centre of the Goal, 58’ Tyler Pasher - Right Foot - Centre of the Box - Centre of the Goal - Assist: Dane Kelly