Madison 56ers PLA

2017 Season

Season Tickets

Download a season ticket order form. We are happy to announce that head coach Jim Launder will be returning for the 2017 season, to be assisted by Cristian Brei.


May 11 Bram and Shari Memorial Game 7:00 PM
May 13 @ Croatian Eagles 5:15 PM
May 27 @ Aurora Borealis 7:00 PM
June 2 vs Croatian Eagles 7:00 PM
June 4 vs Milwaukee Bavarians 6:00 PM
June 10 @ Elgin Pumas 5:00 PM
June 25 vs Cedar Rapids United 6:00 PM
July 1 @ Cedar Rapids United 7:00 PM
July 8 @ Milwaukee Bavarians 6:00 PM
July 15 vs Elgin Pumas 7:00 PM
July 22 vs Aurora Borealis 7:00 PM

Premier League of America

Madison 56ers will again play the 2017 season in the Midwest league: Premier League of America. The league is composed of 12 teams divided into two Conferences:

RWB Adria Chicago
Carpathia FC
Muskeegon Risers
Grand Rapids Ole
Oakland County FC
Toledo Villa FC

Madison 56ers
Cedar Rapids United
Elgin Pumas
Milwaukee Bavarians
Croatian Eagles
Aurora Borealis

Each team will be playing 10 regular season games: home and away against conference teams. Top two teams in each conference qualify for the playoffs to be help in Milwaukee on July 29-30. Our home games will once again be played at the historic Breese Stevens Field.

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 PLA Men's team is the continuation of the NPSL 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 Premier League of America (PLA). The 56ers were one of the founding members of the PLA when it was formed in 2016. It is a Midwest league composed of 12 teams, divided in two conferences: East and West.

The 56ers PLA 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