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Game Preview: Forward Madison hosts overseas exhibition battle

By Miriam Jaber, 07/19/21, 6:15PM CDT


Flamingos host Mexican soccer club, Atl├ętico Morelia, at Breese Stevens Field

Exhibition Match - Game 1
Forward Madison FC v. Club Atlético Morelia
Tuesday, June 20th, 2021; 7:00 p.m. CT
Breese Stevens Field- Madison WI. 

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Forward Madison FC pauses regular season play, to compete in a thrilling international exhibition match on Tuesday against Club Atlético Morelia of La Liga Expansion MX. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. CT 

Last Friday, the Flamingos drew their match 1-1 against first place team, Union Omaha. Co-captain Connor Tobin scored the equalizer, and his second goal of the season, with a header in the 67th minute. Friday’s draw moves Forward Madison up to 7th place with 17 points in USL League One Standings. 

Looking ahead to Tuesday, this will be Forward Madison’s first exhibition match of the 2021 season and its third-ever international exhibition. In 2019, the Flamingos hosted Hertha BSC of Germany and Los Leones Negros of Mexico. 

Tuesday’s match will also feature some new faces as Forward Madison includes a mix of trialists and players on loan from the Chicago Fire in the game lineups. 

Turning to our competitors, Atlético Morelia was founded in 1950 and played in the Liga MX, Mexico’s top-flight football league, for 39 years before switching to La Liga de Expansión MX in 2020. In 2000, the team won the Invierno championship. 

Last season, Atletico Morelia finished fourth in La Liga de Expansion MX. Tuesday’s friendly will serve as a pre-season game for Altético before its first regular-season game against Mineros de Zacatecas on July 29. 

Following Tuesday’s game Forward Madison continues its fight for the playoffs, hosting Fort Lauderdale CF on Saturday, July 24 at Breese Stevens Field. 

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