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Boys In Blue Advance To Round Of 32 Behind Martinez Goal

April 17, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Indy Eleven News Release


BRIDGEVIEW, Illinois - A fourth-minute goal was all it took for Indy Eleven to earn a 1-0 victory over MLS NEXT Pro side Chicago Fire FC II in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Third Round Wednesday evening at SeatGeek Stadium.

The Boys in Blue had the pressure on early as Jack Blake connected with Douglas Martinez, who found himself behind the Chicago backline inside the 18 for the tally. The goal was the second for Martinez across all competitions this season and the first assist for Blake. Eighty-six minutes of scoreless soccer followed as Indy Eleven was able to advance to the Round of 32 with its first shutout of the season.

Yannik Oettl secured 11 saves for the visitors. Offensively, Indy was led by Martinez, with three shots, and Elliot Collier, with a pair.

The win gave Indy it's first U.S. Open Cup road win and brought the Boys in Blue's all-time U.S. Open Cup record to 5-7-1.

The U.S. Open Cup Round of 32 Draw takes place Thursday at 1 p.m. ET on USSoccer.com. The top eight teams from the 2023 USL Championship season as well as eight MLS teams will join the tournament for the next round.

Remaining U.S. Open Cup Schedule

Round of 32 | Tuesday, May 7 - Wednesday, May 8

Round of 16 | Tuesday, May 21 - Wednesday, May 22

Quarterfinal | Tuesday, July 9 - Wednesday, July 10

Semifinal | Tuesday, Aug. 27 - Wednesday, Aug. 28

Final | Wednesday, Sept. 25

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup | Third Round

Chicago Fire II 0:1 Indy Eleven

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. ET 

SeatGeek Stadium | Bridgeview, Illinois

Scoring Summary

IND - Douglas Martinez (Jack Blake) 4'

Discipline Summary

IND - Benjamin Ofeimu (caution) 31'

IND - Max Schneider (caution) 67'

IND - Adrian Diz Pe (caution) 67'

CHI - Omari Glasgow (caution) 73'

CHI - Lamonth Rochester (caution) 80'

IND - Tyler Gibson (caution) 85'

Indy Eleven line-up (4-3-3): Yannik Oettl, Josh O'Brien (Ethan O'Brien 88'), Adrian Diz Pe, Benjamin Ofeimu, Macca King (Aedan Stanley 27'), Jack Blake (Max Schneider 58'), Tyler Gibson (captain), Laurence Wootton, Ben Mines (Tega Ikoba 58'), Douglas Martinez (Augi Williams 58'), Elliot Collier

Indy Subs: Hunter Sulte, Karsen Henderlong

Chicago Fire FC II line-up: Patrick Los, Lamonth Rochester, Diego Konincks, Jaylen Shannon, Omari Glasgow, David Tchetchao Karo (Giovanni Granda 45'), Javier Casas (Sergio Oregel 45'), David Poreba, Harold Osorio, Christian Koffi, Jason Shokalook (Michael Nesci 78')

Chicago Subs: Romain Blake, Juan Calle, Christopher Cupps, Patryk Stechnij

Indy Eleven Open Cup History

Overall Record: 5W-7L-1D (14 GF/15 GA)

Home Record: 4W-2L-0D (11 GF/8 GA)

Away Record: 1W-5L-1D (3 GF/7 GA)

2014

Third Round | May 28, 2014 | Indy Eleven (NASL) 5 : 2 Dayton Dutch Lions (NPSL)

Fourth Round | June 17, 2014 | Columbus Crew (MLS) 2 : 1 Indy Eleven (NASL) (aet)

2015

Third Round | May 27, 2015 | Indy Eleven (NASL) 0 : 2 Louisville City FC (USL) (aet)

2016

Third Round | June 1, 2016 | Indy Eleven (NASL) 2 : 1 Louisville City FC (USL)

Fourth Round | June 15, 2016 | Chicago Fire (MLS) 1 (4) :(3) 1 Indy Eleven (NASL) (aet)

2017

Second Round | May 17, 2017 | Michigan Bucks (USL PDL) 1 : 0 Indy Eleven (NASL)

2018

Second Round | May 16, 2018 | Mississippi Brilla FC (USL PDL) 1 : 0 Indy Eleven (USLC)

2019

Second Round | May 15, 2019 | Indy Eleven (USLC) 1: 0 Lansing Ignite FC (USL1)

Third Round | May 29, 2019 | Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (USLC) 1 : 0 Indy Eleven (USLC)

2022

Second Round | April 5, 2022 | Indy Eleven (USLC) 0 : 2 St. Louis CITY2 (MLS NEXT Pro)

2023

Second Round | April 5, 2023 | Indy Eleven (USLC) 3 : 1 Michigan Stars FC (NISA) (aet)

Third Round | April 26, 2023 | Columbus Crew (MLS) 1 : 0 Indy Eleven (USLC)

2024

Third Round | April 17, 2024 | Chicago Fire FC II (MLS NEXT Pro) 0:1 Indy Eleven (USLC)

Indy Eleven returns to USL Championship action Saturday when it takes to the road to face Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.


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