Beasley to Be Honored Saturday Night

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U.S. World Cup Veteran DaMarcus Beasley to Be Recognized at Saturday’s Indy Eleven Game

Fort Wayne Native to Serve as “First Kick” Honoree at Sold Out Match at Carroll Stadium;

Media Availability with Four-time World Cup Participant to Be Held at 7:00 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, July 18, 2014) – Indy Eleven Professional Soccer is proud to welcome Indiana’s own DaMarcus Beasley back to the Hoosier State this Saturday, July 19, when the U.S. Men’s National Team veteran will help get Indy Eleven’s NASL Fall Season home slate started by participating in the ceremonial “First Kick” just prior to the 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff against the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

“Since 2001, watching the United States Men’s National Team compete has been made that much more exciting for Hoosiers because DaMarcus Beasley was representing his country and his state with such great skill and pride,” said Indy Eleven President/General Manager Peter Wilt, who was responsible for bringing Beasley to Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire to begin his professional career in 1999.  “On behalf of the organization, I’d like to thank DaMarcus for making it to Carroll Stadium on Saturday to be recognized by Indy Eleven’s passionate fans and witness the growth of the sport in his home state in person.”

Prior to Beasley’s First Kick appearance in front of a sold out crowd of more than 10,000 of his fellow soccer-loving Hoosiers, the only player in United States’ history to see the field at four FIFA World Cups will be made available to members of the media for a group interview session at 7:00 p.m. ET. The availability will take place in the Club Hospitality Tent, now located at the southwest corner of the field level at Carroll Stadium.

Media members seeking credentials for Saturday’s match and/or the pre-game media availability session with Beasley are asked to contact John Koluder in the Indy Eleven Communications Department via email at by Saturday at 12:00 p.m. ET.  Media members with any questions can reach Mr. Koluder by phone at 317-919-0808 (mobile).

Saturday’s contest will mark the sixth sellout at Carroll Stadium in as many contests to begin Indy Eleven’s tenure in North American Soccer League play.  Tickets remain available for the squad’s final eight contests from August through October and can be purchased online at or by phone at 317-685-1100 during regular business hours.


About Indy Eleven Professional Soccer

Indy Eleven has kicked off its inaugural season in the North American Soccer League (NASL), a professional soccer league based in the United States and Canada. The squad contests its home games at Michael A. Carroll Stadium on the campus of IUPUI in downtown Indianapolis. Born Indy Pro Soccer after launching as the 11th member of the North American Soccer League on January 16, 2013, Indy Eleven established its identity 99 days later on the 152nd anniversary of the establishment of the 11th Indiana Regiment during the Civil War on April 25, 1861.

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