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Know your opponent: Indy Eleven

Toronto FC II are back in action this Saturday as they travel to Rochester to host USL newbies Indy Eleven. To get you set here is everything you need to know about Indy.

2018 Season

Indy Eleven are in their first season in the USL after transferring from the NASL. Indy has not gotten off to the start they would have hoped for.

Indy is 5-4-3 on the year and currently sit outside the playoff picture with 18 points, just one behind the eighth and final playoff spot. They boast an even 0 goal differential on the season.

Current Form

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Win vs. Atlanta United 2 (2-0)

Draw vs. Charleston Battery (3-3)

Loss at NYRB II (4-1)           

Loss vs. Bethlehem Steel (2-1)

Draw at Pittsburgh (0-0)

All-time record

This will be the first-ever meeting between the two clubs.

Key Players

Two players have stood out for Indy this year: Soony Saad and Ayoze Garcia. Saad is in his first season with Indy after spending parts of the last seven years with Sporting Kansas City. Saad is American born but represents Lebanon internationally. This year the forward has four goals and two assists.

Ayoze Garcia has been lining up at left back for Indy in his first season with the side. Ayoze comes to Indy after a long tenure with the New York Cosmos in the NASL. The Spaniard has contributed four goals and two assists in 10 games to sit tied for the team lead in both categories with Saad.

Canadian Content

Two Canadians are currently suiting up for Indy: defenders Karl Ouimette and Tyler Pasher. Ouimette is in his first season with Indy after coming over from the now-defunct San Francisco Deltas. The 25-year-old has been capped 18 times for Canada and spent time with both the Montreal Impact and the New York Red Bulls in MLS. The native of Repentigny, Quebec has made 11 appearances this year.

Pasher is a former TFC Academy player who left in 2012 to start his career in Finland. Pasher bounced around North America on his way to Indy. The defender has made six appearances this season scoring once.

The match is being played in Rochester, New York at Marina Auto Stadium but it will not be streamed. You can get tickets here

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