Indy Eleven 2, Nashville SC 0 (06.26.18)

June 26, 2018 — First Tennessee Park (Nashville, Tenn.)

Scoring Summary

IND – Karl Ouimette (Ayoze Garcia) 16′
IND – Justin Braun (Ayoze Garcia) 35′

Discipline Summary

IND – Yellow Card – Ayoze Garcia (90′)

Lineups

Nashville

Indy

Matt Pickens Owain Fon Williams
London Woodberry (Taylor Washington 60′) Kevin Venegas
Ryan James Ayoze Garcia
Bradley Bourgeois Carlyle Mitchell
Liam Doyle Karl Ouimette
Michael Reed Nico Matern
Matt LaGrassa (Ropapa Mensah 68′) Seth Moses
Bolu Akinyode Matthew Watson
Ismaila Jome (Alan Winn 45′) Juan Guerra (Zach Steinberger 90’+2)
Brandon Allen Jack McInerney (Brad Ring 80′)
Lebo Moloto Justin Braun (Benjamin Speas 74′)

Nashville’s home unbeaten run ends in loss to Indy Eleven

(NashvilleSC.com, 06.26.18)

NASHVILLE — Indy Eleven has Nashville SC’s number. On Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park, two first half goals by the visitors broke Nashville’s unbeaten streak in the USL and perfect record at its home field with a 2-0 win.

90 in a nutshell

A corner led to the first Indy goal in the 16th minute as defender Karl Ouimette was able to head in the cross from Ayoze to put Nashville behind for the first time at home. Indy doubled its lead in the 35th minute as Justin Braun was able to beat Nashville keeper Matt Pickens low.

Nashville dominated the ball for much of the second half, but was unable to find the net as Indy’s defense hunkered in to prevent getting beat. The strategy worked as Indy recorded its seventh shutout of the season.

Quotables

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith

“I think the story of the evening, really, for us was that after dominating pretty much between the penalty boxes, we weren’t clinical enough or incisive enough in their box. They got numbers behind the ball and did a pretty decent job, something that we’ve done pretty well in the past. So we had a bit of a taste of our own medicine there. They were clinical enough in our penalty box to take away a good victory.”

Key Stat

Eight corners. Despite getting eight corner kicks, Nashville was unable to find the net.

Standings Update

Nashville drops to sixth in the East with the loss.

Up Next

The home stand will continue on Saturday night for Nashville SC as Atlanta United 2 will come to town for the first time. Kickoff at 7:30 p.m.