Indy Eleven announces the signing of defender Cory
Miller, with the defender eligible to face Miami FC this weekend. Per club policy,
details of the contract will not be released.

Miller, who returns to Indy Eleven having featured over 40 times for the club since
his arrival in 2014, is a welcome return to the squad after suffering a
season-ending injury in October 2016. After extensive rehabilitation and training,
the defender returns to the field and will wear No. 16. Miller’s return brings the
Indy Eleven roster to a total of 22 players.

“It means a lot to return to playing for Indy Eleven. I’ve been working hard for the
last ten months to get back in shape and get back on this team so I’m excited to be
back for my fourth year,” said Miller. “I’m so excited to play in front of our fans
again! I’ve been getting messages for the last six months about when I would be back
so my first home game is going to be extremely special and I’m pumped to be back,
that’s for sure.”

A native of Zionsville, Indiana, Miller graduated from Zionsville High School in
2006 and starred at NAIA side Olivet Nazarene University in Chicago, IL from
2006-09. He would go on to be the university’s first-ever professional player after
signing on with the Carolina Railhawks (North Carolina FC) in 2011. After a stint
with USL PRO League’s Los Angeles Blues during the 2012-13 seasons, Miller was then
signed for “Indiana’s Team” on August 28, 2014, and played a big role down the
stretch in starting the team’s final nine contests of the inaugural campaign.

Speaking on the addition, Indy Eleven head coach Tim Hankinson wasted no time in
applauding the defender for his recovery and efforts.

“Cory has great athleticism and pace. He can run with anybody and he’s a very
physical player; he enjoys that part of the game. For me, this would start the
process of being the comeback player of the year,” said Hankinson. “It’s extremely
important to have options in selection. Right now, we have six defenders with our
starting back four, and I think the depth and experience of the squad will help as
guys can step into any situation. We’re well covered now.”

In a related roster note, defender Anthony Manning (concussion protocol) will be
placed on medical leave for the foreseeable future on the recommendation of the Indy
Eleven medical staff.

Additionally, Indy Eleven President Jeff Belskus announced Wednesday that Indy
Eleven has agreed to mutually part ways with defender Lovel Palmer, ending his
year-and-a-half stay with the NASL club. Per club policy, details of his contract
will not be released.

“Lovel Palmer played an important role in our run to the 2016 Spring Season
Championship and ultimately to the Championship Final,” Indy Eleven head coach Tim
Hankinson said. “We appreciate his efforts and contributions to the team during his
tenure and wish him well moving forward.”

Palmer leaves following 38 regular season appearances where he registered one goal
and one assist in over 2,500 minutes. The Jamaican's departure with Indy Eleven is
effective immediately.

Indy Eleven travels south to face NASL Spring Season Champion Miami FC this Saturday
(7:30 PM ET; beIN Sports).