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Ayoze Garcia

#7 - AYOZE (GARCIA)

Position: DF
Height: 5’7”
Weight: 151 lbs.
DOB: 11/22/1985
Birthplace: Puerto de la Cruz, Spain
Acquired: 02/06/18
Previous club: New York Cosmos (NASL)
Pronunciation: EYE-yo-zay

With Indy Eleven: After earning a USL Championship All-League Second Team accolade in his first season with Indy Eleven in 2018, Ayoze continued his all-around stellar play with Indiana’s Team in 2019. Ayoze notched three goals and a team co-leading five assists in 31 starts en route to playing the third most minutes (2,839) among his teammates. The wily veteran was at his best when setting up his teammates, finishing fifth in the league on chances created (87). The steady left-sided maestro joined Tyler Pasher as the squad’s only three-time USL Team of the Week honorees (Weeks 4, 11 & 28). In his first year with Indiana’s Team, Ayoze was just as effective, scoring four times and assisting on eight goals across 29 appearances (28 starts) in helping the Eleven to the USL postseason.

Before Indy Eleven: Ayoze began his youth career with CD Tenerife B in his native Spain, where he made 50 appearances and scored eight goals before being promoted to the senior squad in 2003. His seven-year career with Tenerife saw the Spaniard score 19 goals in 162 appearances. In 2010, Ayoze moved to another Spanish club, Sporting Gijon, before coming stateside in 2013 to join the then-NASL’s New York Cosmos, where he made 121 appearances, scored eight goals and helped the squad to three Soccer Bowl championships (2013, 2015 & 2016)

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