Sylvestre earned five clean sheets in 17 appearances in 2019.
Forward Madison FC has transferred goalkeeper Brian Sylvestre to USL Championship side The Miami FC, the clubs announced Thursday. Madison will receive an undisclosed fee in exchange for the veteran goalkeeper.
Sylvestre made 46 saves across 17 appearances for the Flamingos in 2019. The 6-5 netminder earned five clean sheets and helped Madison reach the inaugural League One Playoffs in October.
“This was a hard decision for us to make, but at the end of the day it was in the best interest of not only the player, but of our club,” said Forward Madison Head Coach Daryl Shore. “From our end, the monetary value we received represented an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. For Brian, we know he was happy here, but at the same time there’s always something to be said about going home.”
Sylvestre, a native of Hollywood, Florida, will return to his home state to play for the USL Championship’s newest club after an expansive career that carried him across the United States.
“In 2019, it was a pleasure to put on the Forward Madison FC jersey,” Sylvestre said. “Playing in front of a sold-out crowd every home game, hearing The Flock entering Breese Stevens Field with the chants and drums was awesome. This club will always be special to me.”