TAMPA/INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, May 9, 2023) – For the second consecutive week, Indy Eleven placed a player on the USL Championship Team of the Week, with defender Younes Boudadi earning Week 9 accolades.
In the Eleven’s 2-1 comeback win at Loudoun United FC on Saturday, the defender registered an assist on Sebastian Guenzatti’s equalizer, his first of the 2023 season. Boudadi completed 56 of 65 passes, won nine of 12 overall duels and two of three tackles, while also notching nine recoveries in the match.
This is the first honor of 2023 for Boudadi, who joins four Boys in Blue on the league’s recognition list.
2023 Weekly Honors
GK Yannik Oettl (Week 1)
MF Bryam Rebellon (Week 3)
D Adrian Diz Pe (Week 3 – bench)
F Solomon Asante (Week 7 – bench)
D Adrian Diz Pe (Week 8)
D Younes Boudadi (Week 9)
USL Championship Team of the Week – Week 9
GK – Trey Muse, Charleston Battery
D – Younes Boudadi, Indy Eleven
D – Derek Dodson, Charleston Battery
D – Eder Borelli, El Paso Locomotive FC
M – Florian Valot, Miami FC
M – Petar Petrovic, El Paso Locomotive FC
M – Charlie Dennis, Tampa Bay Rowdies
M – Ryan Spaulding, Tampa Bay Rowdies
F – Albert Dikwa, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
F – Samuel Adeniran, San Antonio FC
F – JJ Williams, Tampa Bay Rowdies
Bench: Bill Hamid (MEM), Harry Swartz (NM), AJ Paterson (CHS), Taylor Davila (RGV), Enzo Martinez (BHM), Laurent Kissiedou (MEM), Christian Volesky (MB)
Juan Tejada scored the match-winner to defeat Loudoun in the 82nd minute off an assist from Douglas Martinez. It was the second consecutive game the Eleven scored late, with Jack Blake registering an 81st-minute goal to earn a 1-1 decision against Pittsburgh on April 29. The victory snapped a four-match winless streak in USL Championship play for Indy to bring the club to 2-3-3 on the young season.
Next up, the Boys in Blue stop at Western Conference leader Sacramento Republic FC (5-0-3) Saturday at 10 p.m. ET (live on ESPN+). The Eleven returns home Saturday, May 20, against Colorado Springs for Military Appreciation Night. A portion of each ticket purchased via this link will directly support HVAF of Indiana. Indy Eleven will match each ticket purchased via the Military Giveback Link, ensuring that a veteran/military member will have the opportunity to attend and be recognized.
Single-game tickets for all home games at IUPUI Carroll Stadium along with prorated Season Ticket Memberships, specially-priced group tickets and an increased portfolio of hospitality options are available for purchase via indyeleven.com/tickets or by calling 317-685-1100 during regular business hours (Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.).