After inaugural season, Peter Wilt leaves Forward Madison FC

Peter Wilt, managing director of Forward Madison FC, is leaving Madison’s first pro soccer team to transition to a new role as managing director for the United Soccer League, according to media reports.

In a statement, Wilt said: “I am proud of the work we accomplished together in building the foundation for the hallmark club in this new league. We assembled great teams of people on and off the field, built an excellent culture, and developed tremendous community engagement. I step down from this role knowing it is in good hands with leaders who have great experience operating many sports teams successfully."

In its 2019 inaugural season, the Flamingos averaged nearly 4,300 attendees at Breese Stevens Field — tops in the league — and finished in fourth place after losing to North Texas SC on Oct. 12. North Texas went on to become USL League One champions.