It’s an Open Cup miracle, match rating results published before Saturday! Enjoy as you anxiously await tonight’s matchup versus Chicago Fire.
- With a rating of 9.72, hat-trick hero Eamon Zayed almost scored a perfect match. Zayed earned a “10” from 14 of 18 voters. The striker has a flair for the dramatic, doesn’t he?
- Zayed’s 9.72 was just shy of goalkeeper Jon Busch’s 9.75 rating earned in the match against Fort Lauderdale. Both performances were truly great so there is no need to debate which is better. Let’s just appreciate them both for what they were, two of the best, if not the two best performances by any man who has ever worn Indy’s checkered jersey.
- Forward Justin Braun, 8.61, and defender Nemanja Vukovic, 8.44, posted their best ratings of the season. Vukovic assisted on two goals, served a number of beautiful balls into the box and led many transitions from defense to offense. Braun notched a timely goal before halftime and posed a scoring threat all evening.
- Coach Tim Hankinson and the Eleven as a team also posted their best ratings of the season. Hankinson’s 9.61 bests his previous high of 8.35 earned against New York. The Eleven rated a 9.56, surpassing the 8.29 they collectively earned against Minnesota.
I’m working on an end of season summary of the match rating results, fortunately I started a few weeks ago so it shouldn’t be too much more work. I’m excited about how it’s coming along. Look for it in the next week.