Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:10 pm
Men’s outdoor soccer club the Milwaukee Torrent will enter its fourth-ever season with some new competition and a new head coach.
The Torrent announced today it has teamed up with 10 other soccer clubs from around the U.S. to form a new league in affiliation with the National Premier Soccer League, which is a fourth tier league made up of 98 American teams.
The Torrent launched in 2015 with a men’s team, and earlier this year, it created a women’s team that is considered to be the highest level of women’s soccer that exists in the state, according to its website. Both teams play home games at Hart Park in Wauwatosa, with seasons running from May to July.
As part of the new league, which has not yet been named, the Torrent’s men’s team joins the New York Cosmos, Miami United FC, Chattanooga FC, Detroit City FC, ASC San Diego, Cal FC, California United Strikers FC, FC Arizona, Miami FC, and Oakland Roots.
The 11 founding clubs will compete in the NPSL Founders Cup tournament, taking place from August to November. Standard league play will commence in spring of 2020, running through fall. More information about the Founders Cup will be announced early next year.
“It is an honor to be a part of this new league with all professional players and be among such strong and dynamic soccer clubs,” said Andreas Davi, owner of the Milwaukee Torrent. “We are thrilled to create a new experience for our fans, players, and community.”
Davi this season will pass on his other role of head coach to former Milwaukee Wave player and coach Carlos Córdoba. Davi will remain owner and plans to grow the team by partnering with other clubs, sponsors and community organization, the team said.
“We are happy to install Cacho Córdoba as our new head coach,” he said. “To continue growing the Milwaukee Torrent as an organization, it was important to bring on someone with Carlos’ extensive coaching experience. He will bring so much to the Milwaukee Torrent, both on and off the field.”
Córdoba also served as head coach of the former Milwaukee Rampage, and has coached at the major league level for teams in Miami and Dallas.