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Indy Eleven Announces Acquisition of Ofeimu, Mines from Miami FC

April 11, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Indy Eleven News Release

INDIANAPOLIS - Indy Eleven has today announced the acquisition of defender Benjamin Ofeimu and midfielder Ben Mines from The Miami FC. In a corresponding move, Indy has transferred defender Danny Barbir and forward Roberto Molina to Miami. Per club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

Ofeimu joined Miami ahead of the 2022 season and saw action in 40 matches, making 29 starts and logging nearly 2,800 minutes in just over two seasons.

Prior to his time in Miami, Ofeimu appeared in 15 matches for Birmingham Legion FC in 2021 and spent three seasons (2018-20) with Bethlehem Steel FC/Philadelphia Union II, seeing time in 46 matches.

Mines was selected by FC Cincinnati in the 2020 MLS Waiver Draft and went on to serve a pair of loans with USL Championship sides Orange County FC (Aug.-Nov. 2021) and Colorado Springs Switchbacks SC (March-Nov. 2022). During his tenure in Orange County, Mines helped the club to the 2021 USLC title, scoring three goals in 11 matches.

He joined Miami prior to the 2023 season and saw action in 26 matches, making seven starts.

Originally signed by New York Red Bulls II on a USL Academy Contract in 2016, Mines played in 48 matches (18 starts) and tallied two goals and three assists across five seasons of USL and USL Championship action.

Mines signed as a Homegrown Player for the Red Bulls (MLS) in 2018 and made six appearances with the side, scoring two goals and adding one assist.

As part of the transaction, Barbir, who signed with the Boys in Blue ahead of the 2024 season from Oakland Roots SC, and Molina, who came to the Circle City in May 2023, were transferred to Miami.

Indy Eleven Roster as of 4-11-24

Goalkeepers (4): Cayden Crawford^, Yannik Oettl, Hunter Sulte*, Hayden Vostal^

Defenders (9): Younes Boudadi, Callum Chapman-Page, Adrian Diz Pe, Macca King, Maverick McCoy^, Logan Neidlinger^, Josh O'Brien, Benjamin Ofeimu, Aedan Stanley

Midfielders (10): Jack Blake, Tyler Gibson, Nikola Ivetic^, Cam Lindley, Ben Mines, Ethan O'Brien, Aodhan Quinn, Diego Sanchez, Max Schneider, Laurence Wootton*

Forwards (7): Benji Chavarria^, Elliot Collier, Sebastian Guenzatti, Karsen Henderlong, Tega Ikoba*, Douglas Martinez, Augi Williams

^USL Academy Contract | *Player on Loan

Indy returns home Saturday for a 7 p.m. ET match-up with Charleston Battery. The match will stream on ESPN+ and air locally on WNDY. Single-game tickets are available now for all matches via Ticketmaster. Season Ticket Packages can also be purchased, as well as tickets for groups and hospitality areas. For more information on these options click here. For questions, please email [email protected] or give us a call at 317.685.1100.

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