Matthew Roou | #21
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birthplace: Germantown, Wisconsin
Acquired: 07/31/20 (USL Academy Contract)
Previous Club: Shattuck-Saint Mary’s (USSDA)
Before Indy Eleven: Roou comes to the Eleven having plied his trade in Minnesota for Shattuck-Saint Mary’s, most recently with their U19 squad. The young forward received a USNYT call up last fall for his efforts on the pitch, joining 50+ other youngsters for a U16 camp in California. In the 2018-19 season, while playing for SSM’s U16 squad, Roou notched 14 goals in 20 appearances.
Before attending Shattuck-Saint Mary’s, Roou played for Bavarians SC, based out of Milwaukee, not far from his home in Germantown. He is set to graduate from high school next year (‘21) and will attend the University of Notre Dame.
They Said It ...
Matthew Roou: "I am very excited for this opportunity to play with this great group of players and coaches and I hope to continue to learn and develop my game."
Coach Rennie on Roou: “Matthew’s a very talented attacking player, a number 10 type of player. Creative, can score goals, and I believe he’ll benefit plenty by being in our environment and learning from our players. He comes from a very well-run program at Shattuck-Saint Mary's in Minnesota, and is committed to college at Notre Dame, so he's another high-caliber of prospect for us to bring in and we're excited to have the opportunity to work with him."
Has yet to appear in Championship play this season