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Letter to Fans from COO/Owner Conor Caloia

By Conor Caloia, 10/26/20, 10:09AM CDT

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"We are confident, with your continued support, better days are ahead for Forward Madison FC."


"We would like to thank Daryl for his effort in getting this Club off the ground and leading us to the 2019 USL League One Playoffs. He is a true professional and we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors." -Conor Caloia

Dear Forward Madison Fans,

I want to start by thanking you for your continued support during a trying 2020 season that will undoubtedly be unlike any other in the history of Forward Madison FC. I want to recognize the players and coaches for taking these challenges head on and putting forth their best efforts as they traveled to the Wisconsin Dells daily for practice and ventured to Wauwatosa for “home matches” at Hart Park. Furthermore, I want to recognize their strict adherence to the USL League One COVID-19 protocols. 

I am writing to inform you that as of this morning, FMFC has mutually agreed to part ways with Technical Director and Head Coach, Daryl Shore. Daryl’s contract was up after the end of the 2020 season. We would like to thank Daryl for his effort in getting this Club off the ground and leading us to the 2019 USL League One Playoffs. He is a true professional and we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.

As of this morning, we have launched an international search to find the new leader of our Club. We are seeking a diverse pool of candidates and plan to move methodically, but swiftly. Like any major decision Forward Madison makes, our supporters will have a place in the process. We are committed to hiring a candidate that understands and embraces the passion of our fans.

While our Club faced challenges to undertake a 2020 season that was unique in the USL system, the results of the 2020 season fell short of the expectations of our ownership, our staff and our fans. We have accomplished so much together as a Forward Madison community in the first two seasons. However, we have yet to bring a USL League One championship to our great fans in Madison and beyond. We are committed to delivering a product on the field that matches the passion of our amazing fan base.

We appreciate you sticking with us over these past two years in Madison and Milwaukee, in the snow and the sun and in the wins and the losses. In two years we have been amazingly fortunate to have built a soccer community together that has become known across the soccer world. Part of our ethos is being a leader in our field and holding ourselves to a high standard. The process of getting our on-field product up to the standard we all expect starts now. We are confident, with your continued support, better days are ahead for Forward Madison FC.

Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to following up on our search in the near future.

Forward!

Conor

Conor Caloia
Chief Operating Officer/ Owner
conor@bigtopse.com

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