Thursday, April 10, 2014

2014 NASL: Indy Eleven Preview, Depth Chart & Key Players

2013: No Record - Expansion Team

Head Coach: Juergen Sommer
Key Newcomers: Jose Kleberson M (Philadelphia MLS), Kristian Nicht G (24gp - Rochester), Walter Ramirez M (24gp 2g 2a - San Antonio), Mike Ambersley F (18gp 2g 1a - Tampa Bay), Pedro Mendes F (24gp, 8g, 1a - Atlanta)

Analysis: Indy has gone the more traditional development direction than fellow expansion club Ottawa with only 18 players connected to the roster and only 1/3 them with a pro footballing pedigree. This doesn't mean there isn't some exciting additions, including former Manchester United and Brazilian international Jose Kleberson, Hondurans Walter Ramierez and Erick Norales, veteran keeper Kristian Nicht and forward Pedro Mendes, who I talked about in my list of overlooked players by the MLS. Depth will be the biggest issue for the club going into this season and are currently trialing a number of players who played at local universities.
2014 Prediction: 10th Place

Key Players

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