The Pittsburgh Dynamo hosted Indiana O-40 for a night game at Schenley Park. The game started as a fairly even affair, with Indiana trying to possess in the attacking end, and Dynamo playing long balls over the midfield. This style put a lot of pressure on Indiana sweeper Francisco Alarcon, but he responded brilliantly, and completely short-circuited Dynamo’s direct attack. After about 30 minutes, Indiana started to control the play, but the score remained 0-0, largely due to the Dynamo keeper, who was playing as a “sweeper-keeper,” frequently coming well out of his area to play the ball. Since the ball runs quickly on the worn artificial turf at Schenley Park, this tactic was very effective. However, about 10 minutes into the second half, the Dynamo keeper and Indiana forward Mike Hartle collided. The concussed and bloody keeper had to leave the game, and his replacement (though he played solidly) primarily stayed on his line. The change proved decisive, and initiated a wholesale attack on the Dynamo goal. Unfortunately, while the Indiana attackers rained down shot after shot, they were unable to find the back of the net. The pressure and frustration had an effect on both teams, and play became increasingly chippy, with frequent stoppages for fouls. Finally, with only a few minutes to go, Chad Hojnoski was fouled on an attacking corner kick, and the penalty kick was given. Todd Myers made no mistake, firing a perfect shot into the high-left corner, and Indiana finally had the lead. The game ended 1-0, maintaining Indiana in first place with a record of 4 wins and 2 ties. The O-40 team hosts Harmarville on June 14 to complete the spring season.