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Ouimette Earns First TotW Nod in 2020

By Indy Eleven Communications, 08/04/20, 3:00PM EDT

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Defender Karl Ouimette Named to USL Championship Team of the Week for Week 6

Quebec Native Earns First TotW Placement in 2020, Second Since Joining Squad in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, August 4, 2020) – The USL Championship announced the Team of the Week Presented by Cleer Audio for Week 6 of the 2020 regular season on Tuesday, which included the first placement of the 2020 campaign for Indy Eleven defender Karl Ouimette.

The native of Repentigny, Quebec, stood out in Indy Eleven’s 4-1 win over Hartford Athletic last Wednesday at Lucas Oil Stadium, contributing assists on long balls out of the back on Indy’s final two tallies of the evening by midfielders Drew Conner (81’) and Matt Watson (87’). The center back had plenty to do on the defensive side of the ball as well, winning all three of his tackles and recording five clearances in a match that would serve as the final result in Indy’s regular season home undefeated (28-game) and winning (11-game) streaks.

Ouimette is the sixth different player named to the Team of the Week in as many weeks of action this season, joining Tyler Pasher (Weeks 1, 3, 4 & 5), Carl Haworth (Week 1), Ayoze (Week 3), Neveal Hackshaw (Week 3), and Evan Newton (Week 3).

Ouimette has started 67 of the team’s 79 regular and postseason contests since joining Indy Eleven in 2018, the season in which he made his only other USL Championship TotW placement as a member of Indiana’s Team (Week 29). Click here to read Ouimette’s full player bio.

USL Championship Team of the Week Presented by Cleer Audio – Week 6

GK – Brooks Thompson, Sporting Kansas City II: The 18-year-old Indiana native recorded his first professional shutout as SKC II ended Indy Eleven’s 28-game regular season home undefeated streak at Lucas Oil Stadium.

D – D.J. Taylor, North Carolina FC: Taylor provided the assist on NCFC’s game-winning goal, completed 47 of 54 passes overall and won 3 of 4 duels defensively as North Carolina claimed its first win of 2020 against Birmingham Legion FC.

D – Karl Ouimette, Indy Eleven: Ouimette recorded a pair of assists and completed 54 of 63 passes overall in the Eleven’s 4-1 win against Hartford Athletic, while also recording five clearances and winning 3 of 3 tackles.

D – Taylor Peay, Real Monarchs SLC: Peay scored the stoppage-time winner for the Monarchs against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, capping a game that saw him record five clearances, two interceptions and five recoveries at Weidner Field.

M – Chris Wehan, New Mexico United: Wehan scored in his fourth consecutive game since the season resumed, and also recorded an assist as New Mexico took a 3-0 victory on the road against OKC Energy FC.

M – Danny Barrera, Hartford Athletic: Barrera reached 30 regular season assists for his career as he led the Athletic to a 4-1 victory against Loudoun United FC on Sunday night with a goal and two assists at Dillon Stadium.

M – Kenardo Forbes, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC: Forbes notched his sixth and seventh assists of the season to become the Championship’s all-time regular season leader with 38 for his career in the Hounds’ 4-0 victory against the Philadelphia Union II.

M – Christiano Francois, Reno 1868 FC: Francois notched a pair of goals in a standout display against the Portland Timbers 2, and then provided the assist on Brent Richards’ game-winner against Las Vegas Lights FC in a two-win week for Reno.

F – Luis Solignac, San Antonio FC: Solignac notched a pair of goals to help SAFC continue its undefeated start to the season with a 4-2 victory against Austin Bold FC on Saturday night.

F – Amadou Macky Diop, Atlanta United 2: Diop scored a pair of goals to lift Atlanta to its first victory of the season as it defeated Miami FC 4-3 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.

F – Rufat Dadashov, Phoenix Rising FC: The Azerbaijani international notched a goal and assist and recorded three key passes as Rising FC returned to the win column in a 3-1 victory against El Paso Locomotive FC.

Bench: Eric Dick (PHX), Harrison Heath (MIA), Jordan Doherty (TBR), Noah Powder (SLC), Keanu Marsh-Brown (MEM), Ariel Martinez (TUL), Sebastian Guenzatti (TBR)

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