By DAN KARELL
On the eleventh of December, North American Soccer League club Indy Eleven made two big announcements ahead of their inaugural season.
On Wednesday evening, Indy Eleven announced the signings of four new players, taking their total roster to eight ahead of the 2014 NASL season. Among the signings were former Columbus Crew midfielder Kyle Hyland and Atlanta Silverbacks forward Pedro Mendes. Forward Don Smart and defender Chris Way rounded out the day’s signings.
“The addition of these four players encapsulates the vision of how we want to build the Indy Eleven roster,” club president Peter Wilt said in a statement. “This quartet adds a little bit of everything – international players with attacking flair, experience within American soccer circles, and talents with local ties that proved their worth through the trial process.”
In addition, Indy Eleven revealed that they’ve partnered with MyIndy-TV to broadcast every home game of the 2014 season and select road matches as well. MyIndy-TV is a sister channel of WISH-TV, the CBS affiliate in Indianapolis.
“We are very excited to bring this level of professional soccer into central Indiana homes,” Jeff White, president and general manager of MyINDY-TV and WISH-TV said in a statement. “We look forward to providing viewers a front row seat to all Indy Eleven home games and select away games, during their inaugural 2014 season. MyINDY-TV and WISH-TV have a tradition and the experience in producing some of our communities’ elite events such as Butler Basketball, the 500 Festival Mini Marathon and Parade and the annual Circle City Classic Parade. This Indy Eleven partnership continues our commitment to producing the highest caliber local sports and event programming for our viewers. We look forward to a successful season together.”
Indy Eleven said that a detailed broadcast schedule will be released in a few weeks, once the 2014 NASL schedule is published.
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