Indy Eleven Professional Soccer announces the signing of defender Carlyle Mitchell and forward Nathan Lewis to its 2018 roster pending federation approval. Both Mitchell and Lewis arrive in Indianapolis from Trinidadian side Central FC.
“I’m very excited to work with Carlyle, again,” Indy Eleven head coach Martin Rennie said. “He was the second best in the K-League when I coached him in Korea. He’ll be an excellent defender that will bring a great goal threat on offensive set plays.”
“Nathan Lewis is a fast, dangerous winger, who is rated as one of the most exciting prospects in Trinidad & Tobago at the moment,” Coach Rennie said. “We're very happy that he has chosen to join Indy Eleven.”
30-year-old Mitchell returns to a Coach Rennie’s squad after previously lining up under the Scotsman during stints with Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps and Korean second division side Seoul E-Land. Additionally, Mitchell has played for former North American Soccer League’s FC Edmonton on loan. Mitchell started his senior career playing for Trinidad & Tobago Pro League team Joe Public FC. Prior to joining the “Boys in Blue”, Mitchell spent a short spell with Trinidad & Tobago club Central FC. Furthermore, Mitchell has made 35 appearances for the Trinidad & Tobago National Team, scoring three goals in all featured competitions.
Lewis has made several call-ups to the senior Trinidad & Tobago National Team, including roster appearances in 2018 World Cup qualifying matches against Panama, Grenada, United States and Costa Rica. In addition to World Cup qualifying opportunities, Lewis has also featured in CONCACAF Champions League lineups for Trinidad & Tobago. Aside from national team call-ups, the 27-year-old forward has found his feet in Trinidadian clubs Morvant Caledonia United, San Juan Jabloteh and most recently, Central FC.
Per club policy, terms of player contracts with Indy Eleven will not be released.