INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indy Eleven soccer team announced German goalkeeper Kristian Nicht is their first signee.
“We’re excited to make Kristian our first player signing and believe he will be an important building block as we assemble a team that Indiana will be proud to call its own,” said Indy Eleven general manager Peter Wilt.
Nicht spent the past two seasons with the Rochester Rhinos of the USL Pro, During 2012, he logged 11 shutouts in 23 games.
“It means the world to me to be here with Indy Eleven as the first signing in club history. It’s a very big, very overwhelming thing for me,” Nicht said. “I saw so many great places in my career, but I never imagined I would be here. It’s a business where you can’t really plan anything, so you just have to take everything as it comes, and obviously I’m very happy. I just want to enjoy my time here, be out in the community and support the club in every way I can.”
Indy Eleven begins its inaugural season in April.
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana is the sponsor of the team for 3 years, and will be on the front of the team jersey.
More player announcements are expected in the next three months. Coach Juergen Sommer says he hopes to fill out the team with more international, national and local talent.
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