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INDY ELEVEN DEFENDER AYOZE NAMED TO USL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM OF THE WEEK FOR WEEK 4

By IndyEleven.com, 04/02/19, 1:40PM EDT

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Standout season debut earned Ayoze a spot on USL Championship’s best XI of Week 4

Indy Eleven defender Ayoze Garcia has been named to the USL Championship’s Team of the Week for his Week 4 performance. The Spaniard made his presence known in his season debut in Indy’s 1-0 win against Hartford Athletic at home on Saturday, March 30. Ayoze completed nearly 84 percent of his passes, four of which created key scoring opportunities for his teammates.

The 33-year-old was a staple in the Eleven defensive lineup last season. He scored four goals and created eight assists in his first year with Indy, earning him a spot on the 2018 USL Championship’s All-League Second Team.

Before joining Indy, Ayoze appeared in 119 regular season matches for New York Cosmos. He scored a total of eight goals and had 14 assists during his Cosmos career. He was a NASL Golden Ball nominee and featured in the NASL Best XI.

 

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USL Championship Team of the Week

GK – Abraham Rodriguez, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: The 16-year-old made 11 saves on his professional debut to help the Switchbacks claim a 2-2 draw on the road with Phoenix Rising FC.

D – Tomas Hilliard-Arce, LA Galaxy II: The center back scored twice, including a late game-winner, as Los Dos ended the Portland Timbers 2’s undefeated start to the season with a 3-2 victory.

D – Ayoze, Indy Eleven: The Spaniard made a strong season debut with four key passes as he completed 41 of 49 passes and made 10 recoveries in the Eleven’s 1-0 victory against Hartford.

D – Gabe Robinson, Las Vegas Lights FC: Robinson recorded 10 clearances and went 7 of 7 in duels to help Las Vegas record a shutout victory against Real Monarchs SLC.

M – Eryk Williamson, Portland Timbers 2: Williamson recorded a pair of assists, completed 33 of 37 passes and made eight recoveries in T2’s clash with the LA Galaxy II.

M – Xavier Baez, Austin Bold FC: Baez completed 38 of 43 passes, notched three key passes and made nine recoveries to help lead Bold FC to its first victory in club history against San Antonio FC.

M – Emil Cuello, LA Galaxy II: Cuello recorded two assists and nine key passes overall to help the LA Galaxy II claim a 3-2 victory and end Portland’s undefeated start to the season.

M – Fabian Bastidas, Tulsa Roughnecks FC: Bastidas completed 34 of 40 passes and scored what proved to be the game-winning goal as the Roughnecks moved to the top of the Western Conference.

F – Edson Partida, El Paso Locomotive FC: Partida notched both goals after coming on as a second-half substitute to lead Locomotive FC to its first victory in club history by defeating Orange County SC.

F – Brian Wright, Birmingham Legion FC: Wright had a late game-winning goal and notched an assist as Legion FC took its first win in club history by defeating Louisville City FC 3-2 on the road.

F – Omar Gordon, OKC Energy FC: Gordon scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to add to his earlier assist and complete Energy FC’s three-goal comeback in a 3-3 draw against Reno 1868 FC.

Bench: Thomas Olsen (LV), Lewis Hilton (STL), Eric Avila (BHM), Giovanni Calixtro (POR), Jon Bakero (PHX), Jared Stroud (NY), Tommy McCabe (NC)

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