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Kleberson signs with expansion Indy Eleven
March 31st, 2014 4PM

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[NASL 2014 COUNTDOWN] Indy Eleven has signed Brazilian 2002 World Cup champion Kleberson for its NASL expansion season. The 34-year-old midfielder, who was signed to a two-year contract, spent the 2013 season with MLS's Philadelphia Union, where he played only 11 games.

Kleberson is expected to make his debut in an Indy uniform on Tuesday night when it will travel to West Lafayette, Ind., to face the Chicago Fire reserves.

“This move to Indy Eleven is not just a great professional opportunity, but a great move for Kleberson the person as well,” said Kleberson.  “It’s a new club, and I have big expectations of myself to put my name into the team’s history. Indianapolis is a great city, and I’ve seen great commitment by the organization to make this club a success.  My first meetings with teammates have been excellent; this is a group of young and experienced players with a lot of talent.  I’m expecting to put all of this together and to enjoy a great future as a part of Indy Eleven.”

Kleberson started on Brazil's 2002 World Cup championship team and was a reserve at the 2010 World Cup. His career took him to Manchester United and Besiktas in Europe. He returned to Brazil in 2007, playing for three clubs before joining the Union as a Designated Player in 2013 on loan from Bahia. He played only 532 minutes with one goal -- a stoppage-time free kick to beat Toronto FC -- and two assists.

Indy Eleven, which opens its inaugural NASL game against the Carolina RailHawks on April 12, at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium, has signed 17 players and will announce the signing of two more players on Wednesday.

-- The Fort Lauderdale Strikers lost to Haiti's Don Bosco, 2-0, in match played in Petion-Ville to inaugurate the newly renovated Parc St. Therese. The match drew a sellout crowd of more than 5,000 fans.

NASL PRESEASON, Results:
March 29 in Atlanta
Atlanta 4 Young Harris College 1
March 29 in Gatineau, Que.
Ottawa 2 Syracuse Univ. 2
March 29 in San Antonio
San Antonio 1 Trinity Univ. (Texas) 0
March 29 in Vancouver, B.C.
Univ. of British Columbia 1 FC Edmonton 1
March 30 in Atlanta
Atlanta 0 Univ. of South Carolina 0
March 30 in Petion-Ville

Don Bosco 2 Ft. Lauderdale 0

NASL PRESEASON, Schedule:
March 31 in Bradenton, Fla.
Tampa Bay vs. Valur
April 1 in Vancouver

Vancouver Whitecaps reserves vs. FC Edmonton
April 1 in West Lafayette, Ind.
Indy Eleven vs. Chicago Fire reserves
April 2 in Sunrise, Fla.
Ottawa vs. Floridians FC
April 4 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Indy Eleven vs. Indiana Univ.
April 5 in Blaine, Minn.
Minnesota Utd. vs. Omaha Mavericks
April 5 in Hempstead, N.Y.
New York vs. Univ. of Virginia
April 5 in San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio vs. Saprissa
April 5 in Sunrise, Fla.
Ottawa vs. FIU
April 6 in Atlanta
Atlanta vs. Carson-Newman College
April 6 in Cary, N.C.
Carolina vs. Old Dominion Univ.


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