INDY ELEVEN FORWARD SOONY SAAD COLLECTS WEEK 5 PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS

Indy Eleven midfielder Soony Saad has been voted the USL Player of the Week for Week 5 of the 2018 season. Saad scored both goals, including a 35-yard blast that landed at No. 5 on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10 on Saturday night, in the Eleven’s 2-1 victory against Nashville SC at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Saad now stands as Indy Eleven’s top goal scorer with forward Jack McInerney and Tyler Pasher tied in second with one goal each.  Additionally, Saad has completed 100 percent of his tackles during the 303 minutes he’s been on the pitch this season.

Saad received 50 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Orange County SC goalkeeper Andre Rawls finished second with 32 percent, while the New York Red Bulls II’s Stefano Bonomo and Real Monarchs SLC’s Masta Kacher finished tied for third.

In 2011, Saad signed his first professional contract with MLS’ Sporting Kansas City after a successful collegiate career at Michigan University. During his first four years with SKC, Saad scored eight goals in 58 appearances. Additionally, Saad collected a MLS Cup in 2013, as well as Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup honors in 2012. In 2016, Saad signed for Thai League 1 side Police Tero FC, where he scored nine goals in 28 appearances. Saad made his return to SKC last season, making a total of 12 appearances and tallying a single assist.

Outside of club play, Saad has represented the United States Under-17, Under-20 Men’s National Team and well as the Lebanese Senior Men’s National Team on several occasions.

Indy Eleven return to action on the road in Week 7 when they take on Charlotte Independence on Saturday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. Days later, the “Boys in Blue” return home to welcome back FC Cincinnati on Wednesday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. and Louisville City FC on Saturday, May 5, at 12:00 p.m. Tickets are available for both home fixtures at www.IndyEleven.com or by calling (317)685-1100.

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