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Indy Eleven to Broadcast Weekly Radio Show on ESPN 1070

“Soccer, whether it’s an inferiority complex or whatever, has never had the traditional media platforms,” says team president Peter Wilt. “To finally have one like that in Indiana is unique.”

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Hot-Button Issues: Paying To Play

Virtually no city official wants to lose a pro franchise on his or her watch—especially with a bid to host another Super Bowl in 2018 still in play.

Juergen Sommer
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Indy: America's Newest Soccer Town?

Inside the cavernous Lucas Oil Stadium, amid a sea of 40,000 chanting fans watching the venue’s first soccer match, two different contests were unfolding.

From left: Brigadier General J. Stewart Goodwin, Wilt, Ozdemir, Mayor Ballard, and Murray Clark of Indiana Soccer (Photo courtesy Indy Eleven/
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Kickstarter Q&A: Peter Wilt, Indy Eleven President

The inside story on forming the team and how the city landed the chance to host a marquee international event on August 1—plus, why pro soccer may actually succeed here this time.

Jamar Beasley (Photo courtesy Chicago Fire)
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Missed Goals: Indiana Soccer Teams That Folded

Indiana Blast (1997–2004): They had the best record in the D3 Pro League in 1998, and Jamar Beasley, once of the MLS Chicago Fire, played in 21 games in 2003. But a revolving door of head coaches hampered the Indy club’s success.