Starting this season, Forward Madison FC and Green Bay Voyageurs FC are launching a player development-focused affiliation, the clubs announced on Monday, and will begin formally working together to identify potential talent from Green Bay’s USL League Two roster that could go pro with the Flamingos.
While Forward Madison and the Green Bay Voyageurs operate independently, the new affiliation marks the first time they will formally work together to develop players across the state of Wisconsin.
“I believe this relationship is important because it’ll provide a pathway for those college players who wish to move on to the pro game,” Forward Madison Head Coach Carl Craig said in a statement. “It can also be beneficial to Forward Madison as we cast our net upon a wider pool of potential players. It’s something that will give us an additional set of eyes on what’s going on in the college game.”
“The partnership with Forward Madison is important because it allows players the vision of a path to eventually play professional soccer after college,” added Green Bay Voyageurs Head Coach Brian Kamler. “We will be in communication with Carl and his staff on players we feel should be on their radar.”
Forward Madison will kick off a 14-game home schedule on May 15 against North Carolina FC.