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Forward Madison Falls to Defeat in First League One Game of 2020

July 25, 2020 - United Soccer League One (USL1) - Forward Madison FC News Release

Forward Madison FC vs. North Texas SC
Forward Madison FC vs. North Texas SC
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Forward Madison FC's return to soccer gave more cause for celebration off the field than on it as the Flamingos fell to defeat in their season opener on Saturday, losing 2-1 on the road against reigning USL League One champions North Texas SC.

North Texas got the scoring started in the 11th minute, with forward Benjamin Redzic's shot taking a heavy deflection on its way to bouncing past a stranded Philipp Marceta.

It wasn't long before Forward Madison equalized, scoring in the 30th minute thanks to new striker Wojciech Wojcik, brought in to fill a void at the center forward spot. Fullback Jiro Barriga Toyama made a mazy run through the North Texas defense, finding Paulo Júnior on the wing before the Brazilian crossed into the center and Wojcik tapped home.

But North Texas retook the lead thanks to Ronaldo Damus, League One's top scorer during the 2019 season. Damus split the Flamingo center backs, managing to poke the ball through Marceta's legs for his team's second goal.

Following Saturday's defeat, Forward Madison will return to Wisconsin for its home opener on July 31 against Greenville Triumph SC at Hart Park in Wauwatosa.




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Forward Madison FC vs. North Texas SC
Forward Madison FC vs. North Texas SC

Forward Madison FC vs. North Texas SC
Forward Madison FC vs. North Texas SC

Forward Madison FC vs. North Texas SC
Forward Madison FC vs. North Texas SC


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