MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Madison Pro Soccer has named the team's first head coach of the USL D3 professional soccer team.
Daryl Shore, a veteran Major League Soccer coach, will serve as the teams first head coach and technical director.
Shore has 25 years of coaching experience including three lower division head coach positions over six seasons as well as 15 seasons as an assistant coach in Major League Soccer with the Chicago Fire and Real Salt Lake. He also served as Interim Head Coach of Real Salt Lake in 2017.
“I am honored to have been chosen as the first Head Coach and Technical Director for Madison Pro Soccer,” Shore said. “To be able to work with an outstanding ownership group and to be reunited with Peter as we build a team and a culture that the city of Madison will be proud of is an opportunity that couldn’t be passed on, and I am looking forward to getting started.”
Shore coached teams have qualified for the playoffs in 17 of his 23 professional seasons, including nine of his ten seasons in Chicago. With the Fire, Shore earned three US Open Cup Championships, the 2003 MLS Supporters Shield and twice was an MLS Cup finalist.
Madison Pro Soccer is a charter member of USL League One launching in the spring of 2019. Club name, colors and crest are being developed with input from the public to build a club that truly represents the community.
The club will play its home games at Breese Stevens Field
Open and invitation tryouts for Madison Pro Soccer will be announced soon.