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March 30, 2024 – United Soccer League One (USL1)
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The Flamingos started en fuego, maintaining most of the possession. Derek Gebhard received the match’s first yellow card in the 10th minute of the match. Forward Madison FC striker, Christian Chaney, had to be subbed off in the 12th minute.

In the 24th minute, there were some technical difficulties. Forward Madison FC notched the first goal of the match in the 26th minute through Derek Gebhard. John Murphy Jr. followed up the scoring in the 42nd with a shot into the bottom corner from just beyond the 18-yard box. Devin Boyce ended the first half strong for the Flamingos scoring his second goal of the season to put Forward Madison FC up 3-0 going into the break.

Fuego found themselves down to 10 men after a late challenge saw Carrera-Garcia receive a red card in the 61st minute. Forward Madison sustained their possession throughout the second half to see out their 3-0 victory over Central Valley Fuego FC.

Goal Summary

1-0 MAD – Gebhard (26′)

2-0 MAD – Murphy Jr. (42′)

3-0 MAD – Boyce (45+4′)

Disciplinary Summary

Yellow, MAD – Gebhard. (10′)

Yellow, CV – John-Brown. (17′)

Yellow, CV – Vasquez. (20′)

Yellow, CV – Dabo. (40′)

Yellow, CV – Chilaka. (44′)

Yellow, CV – Mendiola. (54′)

Yellow, CV – Carrera-Garcia. (56′)

Red, CV – Carrera-Garcia. (61′)

Post Match Reaction

“I was very happy with the performance and effort tonight after another really difficult travel day,” said Head Coach Matt Glaeser. “Really proud of the group’s resilience, it’s a positive result to build on.”

“It was a great response after the last game,” said forward Derek Gebhard. “I’m proud of the boys and happy to be able to help the team get a win. It was a good team win and good way to end this month on the road.”

“I’m happy we got the first three points of the season and proud of the resilience of the boys after a few tough road trips in a row,” said midfielder John Murphy Jr. “All our focus now is on winning the Open Cup match in Chicago and honestly, we can’t wait to get in front of the fans for the Home Opener on April 13th.”

Mingo of the Match

Derek Gebhard

Next Match

The Flamingos will play in the second round of the US Open Cup on Wednesday, April 3rd against MLS Next Pro squad, Chicago Fire II. Catch the game on USLsoccer.com/watch or head to the Forward Club for the FMFC Watch Party. Doors open at 6pm CT with kickoff at 7pm, and beverages will be available to purchase. RSVP here.

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