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Blake, Stanley Earn USL Team of the Week Honors

March 19, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Indy Eleven News Release

TAMPA/INDIANAPOLIS - For the second straight week, Indy Eleven placed a pair of players on the USL Championship Team of the Week, league officials announced Tuesday. Jack Blake, who earned week one accolades following the Boys in Blue's season opener, was joined by Aedan Stanley in the league's top eleven.

Blake has scored two goals in as many outings this season, including a 26th-minute penalty kick to give Indy the initial lead in a 2-1 win over Memphis 901 FC Saturday. Blake's two goals tie him for the second most in the USL Championship early in the season, while his six total shots share the league lead. The midfielder added four tackles, a clearance and an interception on Saturday, and won 10 duels, bringing his season total to a USL-best 21.

In addition to Blake's second Team of the Week nod, he picked up a bench selection for the Boys in Blue in 2023. This is the first back-to-back selection for the Eleven since Younes Boudadi was selected in weeks 25 (bench) and 26 of the 2023 regular season.

Stanley notched his first assist of 2024 on the match winner to Douglas Martinez on Saturday. The cross gave him 16 on the season, tying him for sixth in the USL. He added five clearances, five duels won and five recoveries, while also creating a team-high three chances.

This is Stanley's first USL honor with Indy.

Coach: Frank Yallop, Monterey Bay F.C.

Bench: Antony Siaha (MB), Ryan Doghman (OC), Jack Gurr (SAC), Memo Diaz (OAK), Aaron Molloy (CHS), Pacifique Niyongabire (TBR), Milo Yosef (TUL)

Indy returns to action Saturday for its 2024 home opener against Sacramento Republic FC. Kick is slated for 7 p.m. ET and can be seen locally on WISH-TV and on ESPN+.

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