#22 | Defender
Robby Dambrot | #22
Weight: 172 lbs.
Birthplace: Akron, OH
Previous club: Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (USLC)
Indy Eleven continued its 2022 midseason roster additions with the August 2nd signing of defender Robby Dambrot. The Akron, Ohio-native made his IXI debut against his former Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC side at Carroll Stadium on Aug. 6, and followed that with his first start for Indiana’s Team at Hartford Athletic on Aug. 13, earning the penalty kick that led to Ayoze’s finish from the spot in first half stoppage time.
Prior to signing with the Boys in Blue, Dambrot joined the ranks of the USL Championship with Loudoun United FC late in the 2019 campaign and collected 38 appearances, two goals, and two assists mostly from positions on the backline for both Loudoun and Pittsburgh. After missing the truncated 2020 season, Dambrot was one of five Loudoun players to see over 2,000 minutes of action after becoming a full-time starter for the D.C. United-affiliated squad in 2021. Dambrot signed with the Riverhounds this past January and scored once in his five appearances (three starts) during the ongoing 2022 campaign.
Prior to turning professional in the summer of 2019, Dambrot was a collegiate standout first from 2013-17 at his hometown school of the University of Akron, which he helped to the 2015 Men’s College Cup Semifinals. He finished his college career in 2018 with the University of Pittsburgh, where as a graduate transfer he was a member of the first Panthers squad to win a match in the always-competitive ACC Tournament. Dambrot also gained experience in the NPSL with AFC Cleveland (2014-15) and Virginia Beach City (2019).
They Said It …
Dambrot upon joining Indiana’s Team: “It’s exciting to be here with Indy Eleven. Mark [Lowry] is a great coach, and early on it’s easy to see he has brought together a great group of guys. We still have a lot to play for, so I’m excited to try and be a part of this club’s run to the playoffs and what we can do after that.”
Indy Eleven Head Coach Mark Lowry: “Robby Dambrot gives us a valuable bit of depth at a few different positions and is a player whose energy fits in very well with how we want to play. He is familiar with the Championship – and the Eastern Conference in particular – and is someone who we know can help lift the level of our squad every day.”