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Forward Madison FC Adds Midfielder from NPSL Champ Miami

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Forward Madison FC has signed midfielder Jeff Michaud to its squad for the 2019 season, the team announced in a press release Thursday, fresh off his participation in the NPSL championship-winning campaign of Miami FC, where he scored in both the semifinal and final matches.
Michaud has also represented the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Wilmington Hammerheads during his professional career. In college, he played for Central Florida and Eastern Florida State.
“Jeff is a hard working, two-way midfielder who has a knack for scoring important goals,” Head Coach Darryl Shore said in a statement. “What we like about him are his defending qualities and his ability to get forward from deeper spots on the field.”

In particular, Michaud has developed a habit of finding the back of the net during the U.S. Open Cup, the oldest soccer tournament in the United States. Forward Madison will enter the Open Cup’s 106th edition next season with a man who has scored six goals in the competition, including one against Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake.

“I’m the type of player that shows up in big games,” Michaud said in a statement. “When it’s all-or-nothing, I think I tend to perform very well.”

Shore coached Michaud earlier this year in Miami, and he was present as Michaud scored in both the NPSL semi-final and championship games.

“We are excited to add Jeff to our team and are looking forward to what he will bring to our team both on and off of the field,” Shore said.

“I’d like to continue right where I left off with Daryl,” Michaud said. “I’m really looking forward to getting out there.”

Michaud’s signing will be confirmed pending league and federation approval.