Green Bay Voyageurs FC will take a break from USL League Two play this weekend, hosting Minneapolis City SC U23 on Wednesday (June 12) and the WPASL All-Stars on Saturday (June 15).
GBVFC returns home after earning four points in the trip to Kansas this past weekend. On Friday evening the Voyageurs ended Kaw Valley FC’s undefeated stretch, defeating the cranes 2-1. Goaltender Jamison Yoder’s 77th minute penalty kick save proved to be the difference maker in the win. The following night, Alex Welch scored for the Voyageurs in the 1-1 draw with KVFC.
Welch continued to be the leader of the Voyageurs offense, netting goals in both contests. The Wales native leads the Heartland Division in goals. As a unit, the Voyageurs sit third in the Heartland Division with seven points, despite playing the fewest games among division foes.
With the four points, the Voyageurs maintained fifth in the Central Conference power rankings. Head coach Brian Kamler said the road trip was successful but maintains the focus on the week ahead. “Picking up four points at Kaw Valley was a great result for our club. They are a very organized team with the way they play and are a very good team.” Noted Kamler. “I thought we had a good weekend and we will continue the cliche of taking one game at a time and keep trying to improve as we move along this summer."
This week, the Voyageurs will face off with two opponents outside of USL League Two in Minneapolis City SC and the WPASL All-Stars. In the first meeting against MCSC, Ben Prange and Jaden Stevenson tallied goals for GBVFC in the 2-1 victory. On Saturday, the Voyageurs will play their final exhibition match of the season against the WPASL All-Stars. The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League began play in 2019 and is based in six communities in Western Wisconsin.
Next week GBVFC returns to league play hosting Kaw Valley FC for a pair at Capital Credit Union Park. Matches are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 and Saturday, June 22.
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.