Minnesota United has signed goalkeeper Kristian Nicht, who most recently played for the North American Soccer League’s Indy Eleven after an extensive European career. Terms were not disclosed.
Nicht, 33, a native of Germany, grew up playing in the academy of his hometown team FC Carl Zeiss Jena. He played professionally for teams in Germany starting in 2002. He played in Norway in 2008 for one year, then returned to Germany before moving to the U.S.
Nicht signed for the Rochester Rhinos of USL in 2012. He set a North American record by starting the season with six consecutive clean sheets.
Nicht became Indy Eleven’s first signing before the team’s NASL debut in 2014. He also had a brief stint with Montreal of Major League Soccer (MLS).
“Minnesota is an especially really good club and organization—it’s a really good team from what I can tell and I’m excited to be a part of it and that we could make the move happen,” Nicht said. “I bring a lot of experience with me, I’ve played almost 300 games in my professional career.”
Nicht joins United for preseason training as it prepares for the Simple Invitational in Portland later this month and the 2016 NASL Season which begins in April.