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Voyageurs Drop Opening Match in Canada

By Green Bay Voyageurs FC, 06/29/19, 9:30PM CDT

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THUNDER BAY, Ont.- Green Bay Voyageurs FC (2-3-2) offense fired off four total shots, but were unable to muster a goal, falling to the Thunder Bay Chill 2-0 on Saturday evening at Fort Williams Stadium.

After a scoreless first half the Chill offense broke the deadlock with a goal in the 47th minute by Nolan Sherwood. 

Later in the half, the Voyageurs generated chances by Louis Yuill and Alex Welch, but were unable to find the equalizer.

In the 68th minute Marco Kuemmerle scored to put the match out of reach for Thunder Bay. Goalkeeper Dean Cowdroy recorded five saves in net for the Voyageurs.

GBVFC returns to action on Monday (July 1) taking on WSA Winnipeg at 7:00 p.m. at Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex. The Voyageurs will play their next home match on July 4 vs Des Moines Menace. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. at Capital Credit Union Park.

 

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.