Stalwart Playmaking Presence’s 51 Assists in Regular Season & Playoffs Rank Second in League History
Indy Eleven continued to make over its midfield in impressive fashion with today’s transfer acquisition of veteran playmaker Aodhan Quinn from Phoenix Rising FC. Per club policy, details of the deal that brings Quinn to the Circle City will not be released, and the contract will be finalized pending league and federation approval.
Quinn is quite simply one of the most productive players in USL Championship history, as he enters his tenth season on the circuit ranked on or near the league’s top ten career charts with 48 assists (3rd); 210 starts (3rd); 223 games played (11th); and 18,416 minutes played (4th) to go along with an impressive 45 goals (26th). When combined with his goal and four assists tallied during 11 USL Championship Playoffs appearances spread across six postseasons, Quinn’s resulting 51 overall assists place second in league annals, while his 220 starts (3rd); 19,415 minutes played (4th), and 234 games played (11th) also rank among the best in league history.
“I am ecstatic to be joining Indy Eleven and am ready to play in front of all the fans, especially the Brickyard Battalion,” said Quinn. “The club has made great signings this year while bringing back key players from last year. I’m excited to work with Coach [Mark] Lowry and his staff, and believe this club has everything it needs to be successful.”
The 30-year-old native of San Diego has accrued those stats across stints with some of the league’s top performing sides, including Orlando City SC (2014), Louisville City FC (2015-16), FC Cincinnati (2017), Orange County SC (2018-20), and Phoenix Rising FC (2021-22). Following a standout three seasons with the University of Akron Zips from 2011-13, Quinn was selected in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by the Philadelphia Union, but ultimately began his professional career by signing with the then USL-outfit Orlando City.
“We are very happy to have Aodhan join our group,” said Lowry. “The midfield is such an important part to how we want to play in terms of controlling games, and that’s something that we didn’t do as well as we wanted last season. It is exciting to have Aodhan joining Cam Lindley and Jack Blake as new additions into the midfield, and we cannot wait to get them on the training pitch to start building our identity.”
Quinn joins the Boys in Blue on the heels of two solid seasons with Phoenix, where he contributed 15 goals, 18 assists, and a league-best 167 key passes while playing in 62 contests (31 each season). He landed his second USL Championship First Team selection of his career following a 2021 campaign that saw him notch six goals, 11 assists, and 84 key passes – with the latter two figures ranking second across the league. Quinn crossed paths with his new Eleven teammate Solomon Asante that season, and the
Quinn’s initial USL First Team accolade followed his first campaign with Orange County in 2018, when he again finished second in the league with 15 assists to go along with 12 goals and a league-high 103 chances created, figures that also landed him on the three-person shortlist for that season’s USL Championship Most Valuable Player award.
The durable midfielder has crossed the 2,500 minutes played mark in five of the last six full USL Championship seasons – which does not include the 2020 campaign that saw Quinn play all 1,440 minutes of Orange County’s COVID shortened schedule.
Today’s news continues the announcements that will build the foundation of the 2023 roster for Indiana’s Team heading into February’s official preseason camp. The roster as it currently stands is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Yannik Oettl, Tim Trilk
Defenders: Younes Boudadi, A.J. Cochran, Robby Dambrot, Mechack Jerome, Gustavo Rissi, Ecris Revolorio, Jesus Vazquez
Midfielders: Jack Blake, Cam Lindley, Aodhan Quinn, Bryam Rebellon, Diego Sanchez, Alann Torres
Forwards: Solomon Asante, Jonas Fjeldberg, Sebastian Guenzatti, Juan Tejada