By DAN KARELL
In an occasion tabbed as “First on the First” on Tuesday evening in downtown Indianapolis, Indy Eleven made a number of exciting announcements about the future of their club.
The expansion North American Soccer League side which is expected to begin play next April introduced German-born goalkeeper Kristian Nicht as the club’s first ever signing. Also, Indy Eleven released the designs for their uniforms, which feature a red, white, or blue colored kit with checkers on it, in reference to the city’s racing tradition.
In addition, the club announced a three-year sponsorship deal with Honda that sees their logo placed on the front of the jerseys.
Nicht, 31, most recently played with the Rochester Rhinos in USL Pro and was named the USL Pro Goalkeeper of the Year in 2012. Prior to his move to America, Nicht was a starter at Alemannia Aachen between 2004-2007, playing one season in the Bundesliga in 2006/2007 before moving back to Norway and then back to Germany.
The Diadora manufactured jerseys will be up for a fan vote on the Indy Eleven website, with fans choosing from the home kit to be either the blue or red uniform, while the white jersey will be the away uniform.
Here’s a look at the Indy Eleven uniforms, courtesy of IndyEleven.com:
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