Minnesota United today announced it will take part in a friendly against its USL affiliate club, Forward Madison FC on June 25 at historic Breese Stevens Field. The match will be the first time an MLS team has played in Wisconsin since the Chicago Fire visited Milwaukee in 2005.
According to Forward Madison Managing Director Peter Wilt, the exhibition will be one of the marquee events of the club’s inaugural season.
“This match will be the highlight of the summer for many of our fans,” Wilt said. “The chance to see a Major League Soccer team play in Madison is extremely exciting.”
Thursday’s announcement represents just one facet of the partnership between Forward Madison and Minnesota United that the two clubs announced in December. Madison may also receive players on loan from Minnesota, and the teams will share scouting and technical resources.
“As we continue to build our brand we are thrilled to continue to support soccer in our region,” said MNUFC Sporting Director Manny Lagos. “There are many great soccer communities and part of our duty and is to help expand the reach of soccer in our region. This game is a win-win for everyone. This partnership has a lot of facets to it and this friendly is a great example of sharing our resources and helping expand the reach and growth of soccer across both of our great communities.”
“Minnesota United has been a great partner and we look forward to hosting them in June,” Wilt said. “It will be a good opportunity for our players to test themselves and a real treat for the fans.”
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