Green Bay Voyageurs FC

Green Bay Voyageurs FC is an American soccer team based in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. Founded in 2018, the team is a member of the USL League Two.[1] The team is owned by Big Top Soccer, who also owns Forward Madison FC of USL League One, and their managing director is Peter Wilt, the former general manager of the Chicago Fire.[2]

Green Bay Voyageurs FC
FoundedOctober 27, 2018 (2018-10-27)
StadiumCapital Credit Union Park
Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin
Capacity3,359
OwnerBig Top Soccer
Managing directorPeter Wilt
Head CoachBrian Kamler
LeagueUSL League Two
20194th, Heartland Division
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website

The team was officially announced in October 2018.[2] The Voyageurs name and colours were announced on February 9, 2019 at Green Bay Distillery.[3] Fans were given the opportunity to suggest a name for the team in October, with Voyageurs being the most-submitted team name.[4][3]

The Voyageurs won their debut game 3-0 over WSA Winnipeg on the morning of June 1, 2019.[5] The game, postponed by rain from the previous day, was the inaugural event held at Capital Credit Union Park.[6]

Players and staff

The Voyageurs announced their first-ever player, Northern Illinois University forward Nick Markanich, in February 2019.[7]

Current roster

As of February 18, 2019.

No. Position Player Nation
Defender Alex Hummel  United States
Forward Nick Markanich  United States

Year-by-year

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
2019 4 USL League Two 4th, Heartland Did not qualify Did not enter

Staff

As of June 18, 2019[8]
Executive
Chief Operating Officer Conor Caloia
President Vern Stenman
General Manager Ben Kurowski
Coaching staff
Head coach Brian Kamler
Assistant coach Tony Pierce

References

  1. "Green Bay To Launch USL League Two Club In 2019". USL League Two. October 27, 2018. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  2. Bollier, Jeff (October 27, 2018). "League soccer to kick it at Capital Credit Union Park beginning in 2019".
  3. "Green Bay's soccer team has a name, crest and colors its maiden voyage". Green Bay Press-Gazette. February 9, 2019.
  4. "Big Top Soccer Announces New Green Bay Soccer Team". wbay.com. October 27, 2018.
  5. Gleffe, Murray (June 1, 2019). "Voyageurs victorious in soccer opener". The Press Times. Green Bay, Wisconsin. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  6. Gleffe, Murray (June 1, 2019). "Violent weather suspends Voyageurs opening night". The Press Times. Green Bay, Wisconsin. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  7. Hansford, Keith (February 4, 2019). "Green Bay USL League Two Announces First Player in Team History".
  8. "Green Bay Voyageurs Staff". Green Bay Voyageurs FC. February 9, 2019.
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