Madison 56ers UPSL

2018 Season


All home games to be played at Breese Stevens Stadium

Sat, May 12 @ Milwaukee Croatians 5:15 PM
Sat, May 19 @ Minneapolis FC 5:00 PM
Fri, May 25 vs Milwaukee Croatians 7:30 PM
Sat, June 2 @ Milwaukee Bavarians 7:00 PM
Sat, June 9 vs Granite City 6:00 PM
Sat, June 16 @ Green Bay United 5:00 PM
Sun, June 24 @ Granite City 5:00 PM
Fri, July 13 vs Milwaukee Bavarians 7:30 PM
Sun, July 15 vs Green Bay United 6:00 PM
Sat, July 21 vs Minneapolis FC 6:00 PM


Head Coach: Jim Launder
Assistant Coaches: Marin Gabriel and Krutty John

Henry Aiyenero
Ali Barry
Christopher Brown
Brian Bultman
Alieu Camara
Pademba Camara
Ally Diaby
Erdi Engin
Noah Herkert
Alexander Hernandez
Dejesus Herrera
Matthew Johnson
Samuel Johnson
Samba Kawsu
Dominick Laporte
Bachirou Lo
Victor Lombardino
George Morris
Aaron Negron
Keenan Newallo
Vital Nizigiyimana
Samuel Novak
Jesus Rincon
Austin Salazar
Samuel Tazifua
Keegan Thompson
Caleb Walters

United Premier Soccer League

For the 2018 season, we are proud to announce that we have joined the largest semi-professional soccer league in the country:  United Premier Soccer League. The UPSL has 160 teams divided into 4 Conferences:  West, South, East and Midwest. Our club will compete in the Midwest Conference, which is comprised of 23 teams divided into 4 Divisions. We are placed in the North Division. The top team in each Division will qualify for the Midwest Playoffs on July 28-29. The winner of the Midwest Conference will participate in the National Playoffs that will crown the UPSL National Champion in mid-August. This is a great league to be part of and we are looking forward to the challenge.

Madison 56ers
Croatian Eagles
FC Minneapolis
Granite City FC
Green Bay United
Milwaukee Bavarians

Each team will be playing 10 regular season games: home and away against divisional teams. See our schedule.

Team History

The Madison 56ers Soccer Club was founded in 1956. The club has a rich history with its adult programs, including a Men's National Amateur Championship in 1992.

The 56ers UPSL Men's team is the continuation of the NPSL and PLA team that was founded in 2005. As a member of the NPSL, the club won the Midwest Division 4 times - 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012, which makes the 56ers the most successful club in the Midwest Division of the NPSL. Today, the 56ers compete in the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL).

The 56ers UPSL Men's team plays their home games at Breese Stevens Field, located at 917 East Mifflin Street. It is the oldest playing field in Madison, Wisconsin and has a seating capacity of 5,000 people.

Cristian Brei is the team's General Manager. Cristian is a FIFA licensed players' agent, registered with the U.S. Soccer Federation. Being an agent involved a great extent of traveling throughout the United States, but also to traditional soccer-rich countries such as: Germany, The Netherlands, France, Brazil, Mexico to name just a few. This has allowed Cristian to observe how soccer is run at some of the best clubs in the world, from youth academies all the way to fully professional adult teams, and he is using his experience and knowledge to develop a long-term strategy that will take our team to a higher level.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Cristian at