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Indy Eleven Announces Acquisition of Portland Timbers' Hunter Sulte on Loan

February 23, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Indy Eleven News Release


INDIANAPOLIS - Indy Eleven today announced the acquisition of goalkeeper Hunter Sulte on loan from MLS-side Portland Timbers. Per club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed, and individual status is pending league and federation approval.

The 6-7, 194-pound keeper was signed as a Homegrown Player for Portland in November 2020, making him the first player from Alaska to sign an MLS Homegrown contract. Sulte made his first MLS appearance in 2021, playing in two matches including a start against FC Dallas on May 1. His debut made him the second youngest goalkeeper in MLS history to play in a league match at 19 years and six days.

During the 2020 USL Championship season, Sulte made eight starts for MLS NEXT Pro-side Timbers2, tallying 31 saves. Sulte join the Timbers Academy in 2016.

Head Coach Sean McAuley and Sulte reunite in Indy, as McAuley served as an assistant coach with the Timbers from 2012-18.

Indy Eleven Roster as of 2-23-24

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

Defenders (8): Danny Barbir, Younes Boudadi, Callum Chapman-Page, Adrian Diz Pe, Macauley King, Logan Neidlinger^, Josh O'Brien, Aedan Stanley

Midfielders (7): Jack Blake, Tyler Gibson, Nikola Ivetic^, Cam Lindley, Aodhan Quinn, Diego Sanchez, Max Schneider

Forwards (7): Benji Chavarria^, Elliot Collier, Sebastian Guenzatti, Karsen Henderlong, Douglas Martinez, Roberto Molina, Augustine Williams

^USL Academy Contract

Indy opens the 2024 slate on a two-match road swing beginning at non-conference foe Oakland Roots SC on March 9 before returning home to host 2023 Western Conference Champion Sacramento Republic FC at Michael A. Carroll Stadium on March 23. 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 tickets@indyeleven.com or give us a call at 317.685.1100.


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