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Guenzatti scores 73rd career goal, Stanley registers league-leading seventh assist as Indy’s unbeaten streak extends to ten

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June 1, 2024 – United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Indy Eleven news story

PITTSBURGH – Indy Eleven took on the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC on Saturday and came away with a 2-1 win to move to 7-4-2 on the season. The loss drops Pittsburgh to 3-5-4.

With the win, the Boys in Blue are now undefeated in ten consecutive matches in all competitions, including six club victories in USL Championship matches. The last loss for Indy came on April 13 against Charleston Battery, which sits just five points ahead of third-place Indy in the Eastern Conference standings.

Josh O’Brien opened the scoring in the 23rd minute to score his first score as a Boy in Blue. The assist came from USL Championship assist leader Aedan Stanley, giving him his seventh of the season and ninth in all competitions. Stanley’s total not only leads the league, but also moves him into a tie for fourth on Indy’s all-time USLC regular season list. He joins teammates Cam Lindley (3rd, 8) and Younes Boudadi (4th, 7) on the list.

The lead was doubled by Sebastian Guenzatti in the 46th minute when he scored his third goal of the season off an assist from Augi Williams. The goal is the 73rd goal of the USL Championship regular season for Guenzatti, which puts him in sole possession of sixth place on the all-time list. It’s also his 14th in an Indy Eleven jersey, which ranks him number three on Indy’s list.

Pittsburgh got one back in the game from Danny Griffin in the 57th minute.

Hunter Sulte recorded a season-high five saves in the game.

The Boys in Blue scored in 13 consecutive USLC games to open the 2024 season, bringing their total to 25 goals. The streak is the longest to open a USLC campaign and is the longest streak overall within the same USLC season for the club, surpassing a 12-game streak in 2022.

Indy remains on the road to take on Birmingham Legion FC on Sunday, June 9. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET with action streaming on ESPN+ and available on SIRIUSXM FC Channel 157. Indy returns home to host San Antonio FC on June 15. Tickets for all matches are available via Ticketmaster. For more information about all ticket options, click here. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call us at 317.685.1100.

USL Championship Regular Season

Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC 1:2 Indy Eleven

Saturday, June 1, 2024 – 7:00 PM ET

Highmark Stadium – Pittsburgh

2024 USL Championship Records

Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC: 3-5-4 (-3), 13 points

Indy Eleven: 7-4-2 (4), 23 points

Score overview

IND – Josh O’Brien (Aedan Stanley) 23′

IND – Sebastian Guenzatti (Augi Williams) 46′

PIT – Danny Griffin (Langston Blackstock) 57′

Discipline summary

IND – Josh O’Brien (note) 39′

IND – Aedan Stanley (note) 51′

IND – Ben Mines (note) 59′

PIT – Bank (note) 83′

IND – Elliot Collier (note) 90+2′

PIT – Babacar Diene (note) 90+3′

Indy Eleven line-up (4-3-3): Hunter Sulte, Aedan Stanley, Adrian Diz Pe, Josh O’Brien (Callum Chapman-Page 61′), Benjamin Ofeimu, Jack Blake (Elliot Collier 68′), Cam Lindley (captain) (Laurence Wootton 68′), Ben Mines, Sebastian Guenzatti (Tyler Gibson 61′), Augi Williams, Douglas Martinez (Max Schneider 84′)

Indy Subs: Yannik Oettl, Karsen Henderlong

Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC line-up: Eric Dick, Dani Rovira (Bradley Sample 71′), Andul Illal Osumanu, Patrick Hogan, Sean Suber (Pablo Linzoain 90+1), Kenardo Forbes, Robbie Mertz, Edward Kizza (Emmanuel Johnson 77′) , Danny Griffin, Langston Blackstock (Junir Etou 71′), Kazaiah Sterling (Babacar Diene 77′)

Pittsburgh subtitles: Pierre Cayet, Gabriel Perrotta, Jackson Walti

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