If one were to unknowingly pass a group of Indy Eleven’s international players on the street they couldn’t be blamed for suspecting Guy Ritchie was filming his latest European gangster flick in Indianapolis. They would be wrong, of course, but a cast of characters that could pass as players in a Ritchie film are settling into their lives in Central Indiana.
Irishman Colin Falvey leads the line as the stout, take-no-shit hard man.
The mercurial Eamon Zayed features as the mysterious traveler.
Scotsman Nicki Paterson plays the stylish brother-in-arms.
Nemanja Vuković takes a turn as the intimidating Eastern European enforcer.
Gorka Larrea adds flavor to the mix as the Spanish wild card.
The international players on this 2016 version of the Eleven are a stark contrast to those that previously populated the team’s roster. Across the 2014 and 2015 campaigns Indy filled 11 of their 14 international slots with Hispanic and Latino players originating primarily from Central America, Brazil and Jamaica.