Following a weekend that saw the Voyageurs picking up a pair of victories, including earning the first league points, Green Bay Voyageurs FC looks to build momentum against Forward Madison FC.
The Voyageurs will open their stretch of three matches in four days by hosting Forward Madison FC of USL League One. The Voyageurs return to league play with a trip to Kansas to face off with Kaw Valley FC.
Last weekend, GBVFC opened Capital Credit Union Park with a victory over WSA Winnipeg. The offense was led by a trio Northern Illinois Huskies in Nick Markanich, Anthony Markanich and Alex Welch. Defensively, goaltender Jamison Yoder made four saves in the victory, earning the Voyageurs first clean sheet in club history.
The following day, Ben Prange and Jaden Stevenson sustained the Voyageurs offensive momentum to defeat Minneapolis City SC U23’s 2-1. In goal, Owen Johnson made six saves for the Voyageurs.
Forward Madison FC makes the trip to Green Bay with a 2-2-5 record. The Flamingos are looking to climb back toward playoff contention when the team returns to league play on Friday in Orlando. Forward Madison FC, which shares ownership with the Voyageurs, is playing in its first-ever season and garnered national attention when it unveiled its name and crest. Forward Madison is led offensively by Don Smart with two goals.
Following the mid-week matchup, the Voyageurs will make the 670mi trip south to Kansas for a pair of matches against Heartland conference foe Kaw Valley FC. Kaw Valley currently sits atop the Heartland Division standings with a 4-0-1 record and 13 points.
The Voyageurs return home on June 12 taking on Minneapolis City SC in an exhibition match. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Capital Credit Union Park. Season, group and single game tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling (920) 497-7225, or by visiting www.greenbayvoyageurs.com
About Green Bay Voyageurs FC: Green Bay is a member of USL League Two and will begin play in May 2019 in the Heartland Division of the Central Conference. The team name, colors and crest were developed with input from the public to build a team that truly represents the community. The team will play its home games at the new Capital Credit Union Park. The multi-purpose stadium opens in May at 2231 Holmgren Way, less than a mile from historic Lambeau Field, home of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. It is very accessible throughout Northeastern Wisconsin, less than 30 minutes from the youth soccer hotbed of Appleton, WI and 15 minutes from the ten-field Akzo-Nobel Soccer Complex in Howard, WI. Information about Capital Credit Union Park can be found here.
About USL League Two: USL League Two is a pre-professional league affiliated with USL Championship, USL League One and Major League Soccer (MLS). Opponents in the Heartland Division include WSA Winnipeg, Thunder Bay Chill, Kaw Valley FC, Des Moines Menace and St. Louis Lions. The proven developmental leader in North American soccer's evolving tiered structure, USL League Two (formerly the PDL) features more than 70 franchises in four conferences throughout the United States and Canada, including 18 clubs that are owned and operated by a professional club, or that hold a partnership with a professional club. League Two has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world, with more than 70 percent of all selections in the MLS SuperDraft since 2010 having PDL experience, including over 80 percent of selections in the 2019 SuperDraft.