On a rainy night in Westfield at Grand Park the Indy Eleven NPSL managed to knock the Cincinnati Dutch Lions out of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday Night under the lights.
The Eleven would come in with an aggressive attack with Vincent Mitchell’s 17th minute goal which would eventually determine the tie at the end of the evening. The club would witness a 2 hour rain delay in the process starting at the 62nd minute mark which would go on to resume at 9:30 ET.
Starting Lineups: (including subs and formation)
Indy Eleven NPSL:Cody Schweitzer; Jeffrey McClure, Nick Strack, Noah Zorniger, Travis Wannemuehler; Lamine Balde (Koyah Bleah 61’), Colton Tanner, Vincent Mitchell, Lukeman Ahmed-Shaibu (Christian Soto 76’); Thomas Schmitt, Nago Mbengue (Captain) (Jordan Kleyn 83’)
Bench: Johann Bittner, Jose Rodriguez, Michael Galullo, Christian Lomeli (GK)
Indy Eleven NPSL Formation: 4-4-2, L–>R
Cincinnati Dutch Lions: Dane Wilson; Nick Merhaut, Jake Stovall, Christian Hay, Josh Grant (R.J. Best 29’); Chris Dupont, Walker Androit; Brett Elder (Jake Meyer 55’), Jack Clark, Ryan Melink (Martyn Sayer 72’); Austin Smythe
Bench: Scott Lamont, Josh Weinzapfel, Isaiah Chapman, Pedro Diaz Gutierrez (GK)
Cincinnati Dutch Lions Formation: 4-2-3-1
The night saw 5 cautionary yellow cards from both sides of the ball. Yellow cards are listed as follows with the minute they were called:
Indy Eleven – Jeffrey McClure (caution) 31’
Cincinnati – R.J. Best (caution) 41’
Cincinati – Jake Stovall (caution) 72’
Indy Eleven– Thomas Schmitt (caution) 90+
Cincinnati– Nick Merhaut (caution) 90+
Indy Eleven NPSL will continue they’re U.S. Open Cup campaign next Wednesday against FC Cincinnati at the University of Cincinnati Football Stadium.
Indy Eleven NPSL will begin it’s NPSL Midwest Regional Championship defense on May 14th against AFC Cleveland at Rocky River High School at 7PM ET.