The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce that the Milwaukee Torrent have become full members of the league after playing in a provisional conference last season. The Torrent will again compete in the league’s Midwest Region.
“Congratulations to Andi Davi and the entire Milwaukee Torrent organization as they’ve moved to become full members of the National Premier Soccer League,” NPSL Chairman Joe Barone commented. “We welcome Milwaukee Torrent’s contributions as we continue to grow the NPSL and the game in Wisconsin and the surrounding region.”
The Torrent finished 2016 with a 6-0 record in league play and an overall record of 11-1-2 in all competitions. Captain James Weber led the team with 12 goals and nine assists.
“We couldn’t be more proud of our inaugural season,” Milwaukee Torrent owner Andi Davi added. “It was our first year; we sold over 500 season tickets and won our conference. Every home game was a highlight.”
The Torrent will move to Hart Park, a 4000-seat facility, next season. The location of this venue is close to many bars and restaurants, which Davi hopes will give their fans and guests an even better experience.
“We want to attract more people to our home games. The goal is to have at our games a four digit number in attendance and of course we want to win our conference again.”
Davi gave much credit to the club’s two supporters’ groups, the Flood and the Milwaukee Barons, praising their passion and involvement with the club and the NPSL.
The club aims to have four-figure attendance at every home game in 2017 in addition to winning their conference again. A long-term goal is to have year-round soccer in Milwaukee.
“It’s great to be a member of the NPSL, one of the biggest leagues in the U.S.,” Milwaukee Torrent owner Andi Davi added. “You can compete on a nationwide level inside the league without the need of joining one of the many smaller regional leagues. Being a part of a league that has existed since 2003 makes us proud and shows us that we did things right here in Milwaukee.”