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Battle of the Birds!

The two most fun teams in the Upper Midwest finally get a chance to face off

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Yesterday Forward Madison FC and Minneapolis City SC joint announced that the Flamingos will host the Crows in a friendly match on September 7th at Breese Stevens Field in Madison, WI. Both sides have been looked at as having some of the best social media, promotions, and merchandise in the Upper Midwest if not all of soccer in the US.

“This has been a match a few years in the making,” Forward Madison COO & Owner Conor Caloia said. “We look forward to hosting Minneapolis City and putting on a unique event for our great fans at Breese Stevens Field.”

USL League One side Forward Madison FC currently sits with a 4-4-3 (16 points) record in league play so far in 2021, the clubs third season in existence. Madison is currently averaging an attendance of 2,564 in 2021, a season where they have played many matches with a reduced capacity due to COVID-19.

Minneapolis City SC plays in the NPSL’s North Conference along with six other teams from the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The Crows clinched their third straight North Conference title in their match against Duluth FC on June 30th. The Crows final home match of the 2021 season had a crowd of 1,137 fans out to see them at Edor Nelson Field.

“We are grateful and excited to be put to the test against Forward Madison” said Minneapolis City SC Technical Director Adam Pribyl. “We know firsthand the brilliance of Carl Craig. We know the talent on their roster, and their forward-thinking front office, and we know fans have been looking towards this match-up for some time.”

Tickets for the match go on sale Friday, June 16th at Noon CT. Kickoff time for the match is slated for 7 PM.