ASHWAUBENON, Wis.- Goals by Nick and Anthony Markanich led Green Bay Voyageurs FC (5-4-5) to a 2-1 victory over the Thunder Bay Chill Sunday evening at Capital Credit Union Park.
In the first half, the Voyageurs found themselves down early after a goal by Thunder Bay 21 minutes into the match. Just two minutes later Anthony Markanich leveled the game at one for Green Bay.
In the 34 minute, the Nick Markanich scored to give the Voyageurs the goal advantage heading into half time. Green Bay recorded seven shots in the first half.
In the second half, GBVFC sustained the offensive pressure but was unable to find the back of the net. Green Bay outshot Thunder Bay 12-3 in the match. Goaltender Owen Johnson tallied 3 saves for Green Bay.
Green Bay Voyageurs FC capped in the inaugural season with a 5-4-5 overall record, finishing third in the Heartland Division.
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.