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  1. Sam
    December 12, 2013

    Nice moves from Indy Eleven! Nabbing Pedro Mendes is definitely a coup: a very versatile, skilled player who’s always dangerous on the field. And a TV deal too!

    I really like what how their going about this. Best of luck to them, and I hope their experience will encourage more cities to think about fielding their own NASL teams.

  2. Strider257
    December 12, 2013

    Pretty encouraging, especially the TV deal. I would not have expected that at all for an NASL side. Should be fun. Really beginning to look forward to opening day! Go Indy!

    • Michael V
      December 12, 2013

      It’s not as uncommon as you may think. Off the top of my head, I know that FC Edmonton, San Antonio, NY Cosmos, and Minnesota United all have local TV deals. Nonetheless, I think it’s great these NASL sides can secure these local deals. It’s only a positive.

  3. dcpohl
    December 12, 2013

    When Alexi Lalas referred to the emerging soccer culture in the United States as an “organic, hipster movement” I kind of chuckled but he was absolutely right. Indianapolis has a large hipster scene that is embracing Indy Eleven and I think season tickets are almost sold out! About six years ago, my then girlfriend and I talked about starting an AO chapter in Indy but found little interest as most soccer fans in Indy (which were few at the time) cared only about European club teams. Of course, AO at the time had comparatively small numbers. Now Indy has an AO chapter and they meet at the English pub I used to bartend at! Most of these new fans of Indy Eleven are just learning about the game but it’s great to see growth!

  4. @AndrewShain
    December 12, 2013

    Such a cool name, seems like they are doing things there right way over there too.

  5. @jannoelle
    December 12, 2013

    We are so excited about Indy Eleven. We have our seats, scarves, and T- shirts. We are also
    Portland Timbers fans and just found out our Indy Eleven team will play them as part of the
    Timbers preseason games in Tuscon, AZ on Feb. 12. We are not rich people, but we are actually thinking of making the trip to have a few people in the stands shouting out for our Eleven in Tuscon!

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