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By, 06/12/18, 1:30PM EDT


“Boys in Blue” captain collects Team of the Week honors after scoring first goa

Indy Eleven midfielder Matt Watson has been named to the USL Team of the Week for Week 13 of the 2018 season. The Englishman tallied his first goal for the “Boys in Blue” in the 30th minute in Indy’s 2-0 shutout against Atlanta United 2 last Saturday.  Watson’s start last Saturday was his first since Week 7 against Charlotte Independence.

So far this season, Watson has registered 597 minutes in nine games, six of which were starts. The veteran midfielder boasts impressive defensive abilities having collected 15 interceptions, eight clearances and won over 80 percent of his tackles.
The “Boys in Blue” take to the road this Saturday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m., to take on Toronto FC II. “Indiana’s Team” will return to Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m., to face off against Penn FC in the first of three back to back matches at home. Fans can reserve tickets for as low as $15 at or by calling (317)685-1100.
USL Team of the Week
GK – Kyle Reynish, Fresno FC: Reynish recorded nine saves – tying the single-game high in the 2018 USL regular season – to earn the Foxes a 1-1 draw on the road with Reno 1868 FC.
D – Ken Tribbett, Penn FC: Tribbett scored a pair of goals, recorded five interceptions and won 14 of 21 duels as Penn claimed a 3-2 victory against Toronto FC II on Saturday night.
D – Forrest Lasso, FC Cincinnati: Lasso won 14 of 15 duels and recorded 11 clearances as Cincinnati claimed a 2-0 victory on the road against North Carolina FC.
D – Josh Phillips, Portland Timbers 2: Phillips scored the only goal of the game, won all nine of his duels and recorded three interceptions and eight clearances in a 1-0 victory against Rio Grande Valley FC.
M – Richie Ledezma, Real Monarchs SLC: Ledezma scored the opening goal, his first as a professional, and helped set up the Monarchs’ second in a 2-0 victory against Rio Grande Valley FC on June 4.
M – Joey Calistri, Saint Louis FC: Calistri had two goals and one assist, including a highlight-reel finish, as he led Saint Louis to a 3-0 victory against Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Saturday night.
M – Matt Watson, Indy Eleven: Watson scored an opportunistic opening goal as part of a strong two-way performance that saw him record four tackles, four interceptions and four key passes.
M – Chase Minter, Swope Park Rangers: Minter put in a standout display winning 18 of 23 duels and recording three key passes and six tackles as the Rangers took a 1-0 win on the road against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.
F – David Estrada, Seattle Sounders FC 2: Estrada scored twice in the final seven minutes as S2 rallied for a 2-1 victory against OKC Energy FC on Sunday afternoon.
F – Heviel Cordoves, Richmond Kickers: Cordoves scored the game-winning goal and recorded four key passes as the Kickers took a 2-0 victory against the Charleston Battery on Saturday night.
F – Leon Taylor, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Taylor scored a late equalizer on his debut for the Rowdies to preserve Tampa Bay’s undefeated home record in a 1-1 draw against Nashville SC.
Bench: Andre Rawls (OC), Carlos Rodriguez (SAC), Sakari Carter (SEA), Jared Stroud (NY), Matthew Real (BST), Brian Brown (RNO), Ropapa Mensah (NSH)

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