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Match Previews - 5.18.2023

By Staff, 05/18/23, 12:15PM EDT


Hailstorm hope to end 'Mingos' unbeaten streak

Forward Madison FC vs. Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC

Venue: Breese Stevens Field; Madison, Wis.
Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET
Weather: Partly cloudy, 74°
Hashtag: #MADvNCO
Series (First Meeting): 2-0-1, MAD (2022)

A Forward Madison FC (2-0-4, 6th) win or draw against Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC (2-1-2, 9th) on Thursday evening will position the 'Mingos within one match of matching the all-time League One record of eight unbeaten matches to start a season. Northern Colorado, though, will look to defeat Madison for the first time in club history.

The duo, just two of three clubs in the league with one or fewer losses, is both coming off of big Week 9 victories; Madison shutout first-place North Carolina FC, and Northern Colorado defeated One Knoxville SC on the road. A Madison win would bump the 'Mingos up four spots to second place, while a Northern Colorado victory would see the Hailstorm rise five spots to fourth place.


MAD - Isidro MartínezMartínez enjoyed the third two-goal-contribution match of his career, scoring the match-winning goal in the 14th minute and assisting Osmond’s goal in the 68th minute to be named to the Team of the Week.

NCO - Trevor Amann: The Westminster, Colo. native has continued his hot start to his second professional season, registering a goal and an assist in the Hailstorm’s 2-1 victory in Knoxville and earning a spot on the Team of the Week.


MAD: M - Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu (out, injury)

NCO: F - Irvin Parra (questionable, personal)

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