Green Bay Voyageurs FC
Green Bay Voyageurs FC logo.png
FoundedOctober 27, 2018; 3 years ago (2018-10-27)
StadiumCapital Credit Union Park
Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin
Capacity3,359
OwnerBig Top Soccer
COOConor Caloia
Head CoachBrian Kamler
LeagueUSL League Two
20215th, Heartland Division
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website
colors
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Green Bay Voyageurs FC were an American soccer team based in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. Founded in 2018, the team was a member of the USL League Two.[1] The team was 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]

History

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 club's logo was designed by Matthew Wolff.[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]

On April 12, 2021, the Voyageurs announced a partnership with Forward Madison to develop and identify players on the Voyageurs's roster that could go pro with the Flamingos.[7]

On January 25, 2022, the team suspended operations for the 2022 season.[8][9]

Players and staff

The Voyageurs announced their first-ever player, Northern Illinois University forward Nick Markanich, in February 2019.[10]

Current roster

As of February 18, 2019.

No. Position Player Nation

Year-by-year

Year Division League Regular Season (W–L–T) Playoffs Open Cup
2019 4 USL League Two 4th, Heartland (5–4–5) Did not qualify Did not enter
2020 4 USL League Two Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021 4 USL League Two 5th, Heartland (2–7–2) Did not qualify Did not qualify

Staff

As of January 31, 2020[11]
Executive
Chief Operating Officer Conor Caloia
President Vern Stenman
Coaching staff
Head coach Brian Kamler
Assistant coach Tony Pierce

References

  1. ^ "Green Bay To Launch USL League Two Club In 2019" (Press release). USL League Two. October 27, 2018. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Bollier, Jeff (October 27, 2018). "League soccer to kick it at Capital Credit Union Park beginning in 2019". Green Bay Press-Gazette.
  3. ^ a b c Bollier, Jeff (February 9, 2019). "Green Bay's soccer team has a name, crest and colors its maiden voyage". Green Bay Press-Gazette.
  4. ^ Anderson, Kati (October 27, 2018). "Big Top Soccer Announces New Green Bay Soccer Team". WBAY-TV.
  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. ^ "Green Bay Voyageurs, Forward Madison Form Player Development Partnership". USL League Two. April 12, 2021. Retrieved May 29, 2021.
  8. ^ Hurley, Scott (January 25, 2022). "Green Bay Voyageurs suspend operations". FOX 11 News Green Bay. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  9. ^ "Green Bay Voyageurs Suspend Operations for 2022". Green Bay Voyageurs. January 25, 2022. Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  10. ^ Hansford, Keith (February 4, 2019). "Green Bay USL League Two Announces First Player in Team History". Forward Madison FC. Archived from the original on February 14, 2019.
  11. ^ "Green Bay Voyageurs Staff". Green Bay Voyageurs FC. February 9, 2019.