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Yea, though they walk through the Valley of Menomonee… They’re calling it the Milwaukee Cup March, and it’s the latest visibility push by a grassroots movement to bring professional outdoor soccer to Milwaukee. Organized by the Milwaukee Soccer Development Group, the march’s immediate premise is simple. Gather at the Twisted Fisherman 5 p.m. Wednesday, have a […]

Yea, though they walk through the Valley of Menomonee…

They’re calling it the Milwaukee Cup March, and it’s the latest visibility push by a grassroots movement to bring professional outdoor soccer to Milwaukee.

Organized by the Milwaukee Soccer Development Group, the march’s immediate premise is simple. Gather at the Twisted Fisherman 5 p.m. Wednesday, have a few drinks and snacks while listening to some soccer-savvy speakers, then walk to watch Marquette play UW-Milwaukee at MU’s Valley Fields. And, in the tradition of soccer fandom, sing a few chants while there.

The underlying goals? “To unite the community,” says MSDG founder James Moran, “support local soccer, and to prove Milwaukee deserves a professional outdoor soccer team.”

They’re still quite a ways from that, which may cast this as a march forged of baby steps. But Moran says he expects at least 200 people to help take them.

Scheduled speakers include former Marquette soccer player Hector Navarro and Nicolino Di Benedetto of SiriusXM’s “Beyond the Pitch.” They’ll take the mic at 6 p.m., and the march starts at 6:30, arriving in time for the game’s 7 p.m. kickoff.

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