The Indy Eleven announced their first player acquisition of the new year on January 24th. Indy Eleven agreed to terms of a deal with Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United FC to bring forward Andrew Carleton to Indianapolis for the 2020 season.
“Acquiring one of the most talented young Americans playing domestically speaks volumes to the caliber of squad we plan to field in 2020,” said Indy Eleven Head Coach Martin Rennie. “Andrew’s attacking mindset, ability to score in different ways and vision make him a handful to deal with in the final third. We saw firsthand towards the end of last season that he can perform quite well at this level, and we’ll expect him to be a steady contributor for us this season.”
Carleton, 19, comes to Indy after three seasons in the Atlanta United organization. When asked about his thoughts on the move, Carleton had nothing but good things to say. Carleton stated, “I am super excited to be in Indy and to get the season started up…” Adding further, “I just want to go out there and work hard, enjoy my soccer, and win some games with a great group of guys.”
Indianapolis will welcome the offensive firepower with open arms. With the season starting in early March, Carleton will have little time to get acclimated. Let’s hope he gets in a groove and finds the net often for the Eleven.