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Match Preview: Rhode Island FC vs. Indy Eleven: July 5, 2024

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After maintaining an unbeaten record in its last three matches, Rhode Island FC will look to continue its red-hot run of form on Friday as it welcomes Eastern Conference foe Indy Eleven to Beirne Stadium in search of a club-record third-straight win. The Ocean State club enters Friday’s contest on the heels of its first home win in club history, a 3-0 rout of El Paso Locomotive FC. While the historic win sealed the club’s first back-to-back win streak, RIFC now faces a tough test in an Indy side that has won eight of its last nine matches. Ahead of Friday’s contest, here is everything you need to know.


Date | Friday, July 5

Kickoff | 7:30 PM ET

Location | Beirne Stadium, Smithfield RI

Broadcast | ESPN+

Radio | 790 The Score (790 AM)

Social | @rhodeislandfc (X, Instagram, Facebook)

Match Hashtag | #RIvIND



GOALKEEPERS (3): 0-Hunter Sulte, 1-Yannik Oettl, 46-Cayden Crawford

DEFENDERS (9): 2-Josh O’Brien, 3-Aedan Stanley, 5-Callum Chapman-Page, 15-Adrián Diz Pe, 25-Jai Dindiyal, 30-Benjamin Ofeimu, 37-Logan Neidlinger, 44-Macca King, 55-Maverick McCoy

MIDFIELDERS (9): 6-Cam Lindley, 8-Jack Blake, 12-Diego Sanchez, 14-Aodan Quinn, 16-Laurence Wootton, 20-Ben Mines, 22-Tyler Gibson, 34-Max Schneider, 39-Nikola Ivetic

FORWARDS (8): 7-Karsen Henderlong, 9-Augi Williams, 10-Romario Williams, 13-Sebastian Guenzattti, 17-Tega Ikoba, 18-Elliot Collier, 32-Benji Chavarria, 42-Douglas Martinez

A Winning Formula

Indy Eleven’s 9W-5L-2D record has the club sitting in third place in the Eastern Conference Standings while the team’s nine wins are tied for third-most in the USL Championship. After going winless in five of its first six matches, most of Indy’s success can be attributed to its recent run of form. The Boys in Blue have earned eight wins in the last nine matches after a club-record eight-match winning run was halted in a tight 1-0 loss to Orange County SC on June 22. The loss marked the first time all season the Indiana club had been shutout in a match, and its first USL Championship loss in over two months, dating back to a high-scoring 4-2 loss against Charleston Battery. Despite the loss, Indy is one of only two teams to take four wins out of its last five matches. Now, following an 11-day break, the Eastern Conference side will look to rebound and continue its impressive recent run against RIFC.

Blake Leads the Way

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