The Crew traveled westbound on I-70 Saturday afternoon to take on trialists for NASL expansion side Indy Eleven in a friendly scrimmage. The Black & Gold were victors in the private scrimmage, earning a 4-1 victory. Ethan Finlay, Drew Beckie, Ben Speas and Ryan Finley all tallied in the win. The two sides will meet again in Columbus on Friday in another closed-door friendly.
Due to confidentiality purposes as they build their roster for 2014, the names of the Indy Eleven trialists have been witheld.
Columbus Crew 4 – Indy Eleven 1
November 2, 2013
Westfield Soccer Park, Westfield, IN
Dan Withrow; Shawn Sloan, Eric Gehrig ©, Drew Beckie, Kyle Hyland; Ethan Finlay, Konrad Warzcyha, Kevan George, Ben Speas; Ryan Finley, Luckner Horat^ (Tony Tchani, 46’)
Substitutes not used: Matt Lampson, Chad Barson, Bernardo Anor
^ Indicates guest player
CLB - Ethan Finlay (unassisted) 10'
CLB - Drew Beckie (Ben Speas) 38'
CLB - Ben Speas (Ryan Finley) 58'
CLB - Ryan Finley (Ethan Finlay, Dan Withrow) 73'
IND - (Player name unavailable) 78'