New IN pro soccer team sporting Civil War inspired name, uniform - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

New IN pro soccer team sporting Civil War inspired name, uniforms

Indianapolis' new professional soccer team is honoring the state's Civil War history with its name.

Team owner Ersal Ozdemir announced Thursday that the team will be known as the Indy Eleven and wear red, white and navy blue.

The Indianapolis Business Journal and WRTV report the name pays tribute to Indiana's 11th Regiment in the Civil War. The regiment was led by Indiana native Col. Lew Wallace, who later wrote "Ben Hur."

The team's crest features the Victory statue that adorns Monument Circle.

The Indy Eleven will compete in the North American Soccer League beginning in April 2014. The league is the top feeder league to Major League Soccer.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Yamaguchi's heroics win game for Otters

    Yamaguchi's heroics win game for Otters

    Saturday, June 24 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-06-25 03:42:33 GMT
    (Source:Evansville Otters)(Source:Evansville Otters)

    The Evansville Otters looked to extend their winning streak to five opening up their three game series against the Miners at Bosse. Copyright 2017 WFIE. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    The Evansville Otters looked to extend their winning streak to five opening up their three game series against the Miners at Bosse. Copyright 2017 WFIE. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • Man gets crying LeBron James tattoo on leg

    Man gets crying LeBron James tattoo on leg

    Saturday, June 24 2017 1:52 AM EDT2017-06-24 05:52:39 GMT
    Saturday, June 24 2017 2:24 AM EDT2017-06-24 06:24:29 GMT

    The man is a big fan of Michael Jordan, so he decided on the tattoo after constantly hearing James being compared to Jordan.

    More >>

    The man is a big fan of Michael Jordan, so he decided on the tattoo after constantly hearing James being compared to Jordan.

    More >>
  • 3 USI Athletes Earn Academic All-America Honors

    3 USI Athletes Earn Academic All-America Honors

    Friday, June 23 2017 6:45 PM EDT2017-06-23 22:45:26 GMT
    (USI)(USI)

    The University of Southern Indiana landed three student-athletes on the CoSIDA Academic All-All-America Men's and Women's Cross Country/Track & Field teams Thursday.

    More >>

    The University of Southern Indiana landed three student-athletes on the CoSIDA Academic All-All-America Men's and Women's Cross Country/Track & Field teams Thursday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly