USL League One - Game 8
Forward Madison FC at North Texas SC
Wednesday, May 22, 2019; 7:00 p.m. CT
Toyota Stadium - Frisco, TX
Forward Madison FC will look for revenge Wednesday night, travelling south to take on North Texas SC. The Flamingos lost their first matchup with North Texas in April, conceding a last-second penalty kick after staving off monsoon weather for 90 minutes in Frisco.
With both teams now well into the USL League One season, the stakes are higher. Forward Madison currently sits in 7th place, just three points out of playoff contention. North Texas, meanwhile, is the only undefeated team remaining in League One, good for 2nd place. If FMFC can pull off the road victory, they’ll not only climb the ladder toward the playoffs, but they’ll also take points off a close competitor.
Forward Madison come into the game with a relatively small injury list, with Minnesota United loanees Carter Manley and Wyatt Omsberg both sidelined. Midfielder Danny Tenorio has returned to regular training following surgery for a meniscus tear he sustained this offseason.
North Texas, meanwhile, will count on the services of League One’s leading goalscorer, 16-year-old Ricardo Pepi. Pepi scored a free kick last weekend in North Texas’ 2-2 draw with Lansing Ignite FC.
Following FMFC’s game in Texas, the team will return home to host German Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin in a major exhibition match on Friday, May 24. The match will feature a weiner dog race at halftime, German currywurst and schnitzel in the concession stands and the Budweiser Clydesdales at Gate One. Tickets are still available at bit.ly/fmfcvhertha.
Forward Madison FC’s inaugural season is here! The team will play its next home game on May 24 vs German Bundesliga team Hertha Berlin. Get tickets to see Forward Madison’s inaugural season at: https://www.forwardmadisonfc.com/tickets.