FC St. Pauli Youth Product Nico Matern Signs with Indy Eleven
INDIANAPOLIS - Indy Eleven Professional Soccer announces the signing of midfielder Nico Matern to its 2018 roster pending visa, league and federation approval.
"Nico is a very powerful central-midfield player" said Indy Eleven head coach Martin Rennie. "He has an excellent range of passing and he'll be a very important part of our squad."
Matern, 25, spent the 2017-18 Season with Indiana Wesleyan University, helping the Wildcats register a 12W-9D-2L season, totaling three goals and 10 assists in 21 appearances. Overall, Matern's performance with IWU earned him National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) All-Team honors. A native of Buxtehude, Germany, Matern began his career playing in FC St. Pauli's, a second division Bundesliga, youth system. After spending time playing with FC St. Pauli's Under-17 and 19 squads from 2009-2010, Matern began to make his way around to a number of third, fourth and fifth division teams throughout the German soccer pyramid.
Per club policy, terms of player contracts with Indy Eleven will not be released.
• Discuss this story on the United Soccer League Championship message board...
United Soccer League Championship Stories from March 13, 2018
- Roughnecks Reveal Kits and Jersey Sponsor - Tulsa Roughnecks FC
- Bethlehem Steel FC Unveil 2018 Primary Jersey - Bethlehem Steel FC
- LA Galaxy II Sign Defender John Requejo - LA Galaxy II
- What's New at North Carolina Football Club for 2018 - North Carolina FC
- STLFC Renews Local TV Broadcast Partnership with KPLR 11 - Saint Louis FC
- Real Monarchs SLC Move March 31 USL Home Opener to Rio Tinto Stadium - Real Monarchs SLC
- Opening Weekend Brings Marquee Matchups Across League - USL
- Lights FC to Unveil Away Kit, Official Roster at Wednesday Evening's Season Kickoff Party - Las Vegas Lights FC
- Charleston Battery & Blackbaud Continue Philanthropic Partnership - Charleston Battery
- FC St. Pauli Youth Product Nico Matern Signs with Indy Eleven - Indy Eleven
- Hounds Great Rob Vincent Joins Academy Staff - Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
- Roughnecks to Host Live Pop & Vaud Show and Kit Reveal Event Tonight - Tulsa Roughnecks FC
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.
Other Recent Indy Eleven Stories
- Paddy Barrett, Kenney Walker and Tyler Gibson Sign with Indy Eleven
- Former Louisville City FC Forward Ilija Ilic Signs with Indy Eleven
- Midfielder Tyler Pasher Re-Signs with Indy Eleven
- Indy Eleven Announce Initial Roster Moves Ahead of the 2019 USL Season
- Indy Eleven Announce Partnership with West Fork Whiskey Co.