Tormenta FC's 2017 Season Schedule is out!
Date: April 5, 2017
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Tormenta FC vs. Charleston Battery in Pre-Season Friendly
May 10, 2017 8:00 p.m.
1301 E Victory Drive, Savannah, GA
The Greater Savannah Sports Council, Charleston Battery and Tormenta FC have announced an exhibition soccer match to be played in Savannah, Georgia. Tormenta FC and Charleston Battery will go head-to-head on May 10th, 2017.
The clubs will play for the first time at Optimist Field in Daffin Park. The friendly is part of the newly affiliation agreement and kicks off the 2017 season for Tormenta FC, which begins on May 13th.
This event will see Tormenta FC play its first pre-season friendly match since their arrival to the PDL in 2016. “Playing against such a historical and successful club like Charleston Battery is such an honor for our club, fans and community. We look forward to the match and the continued relationship together.” said Tormenta FC President and Owner, Darin Van Tassell.
“The match against Tormenta is exciting for us,” said Battery Chief Operating Officer Mike Kelleher. “Savannah has a great soccer following that deserves the opportunity to see the game played at the highest level in person. We’re looking forward to going down there and playing in front of a different fan base. I’m sure some of our fans here in Charleston will make the trip as well.”
Savannah-native, Nico Rittmeyer looks to get minutes on the field against his former club, Tormenta FC. The Charleston Battery star played with the Tormenta FC PDL team during our inaugural season, scoring three goals and creating plenty more goal-scoring opportunities. Rittmeyer was on trial with Charleston Battery since the beginning of the year and was signed to the USL side in late March!
Tickets for the match in May are on sale now and can be purchased at charlestonbattery.com or tormentafc.com. Or contact David Ball at 912-682-7862. Daffin Park holds 2,000 people; 1,200 seats and 800 standing room only. Tickets for the seated area are $15, standing room only tickets are $10.
Players and coaches from both clubs will run a joint clinic for a limited number of kids prior to kickoff at 8:00pm. The clinic, which will run from 5:30-7:30, costs $55 and includes a seated ticket to the match and exclusive Nike t-shirt commemorating the game.
March 22, 2017
Nico Rittmeyer, a stand out forward for Tormenta FC during the 2016 PDL season, signed a professional contract with USL side Charleston Battery! Rittmeyer has been on trial with the USL side for over a month, and was signed on March 21st. This sees the first Tormenta FC PDL player to come through the ranks, and then sign a professional contract!
In February, Tormenta FC and Charleston Battery agreed to become official affiliation clubs with one another. Rittmeyer’s contract with the Battery is the first major contribution between clubs since the affiliation.
During trial with the Battery, the former College of Charleston and UNC player saw himself competing in friendlies against MLS sides Columbus Crew and Atlanta United FC. The Savannah, Georgia native also saw himself up against 2016 MLS Cup Champions, Seattle Sounders. After much anticipation, the Battery signed the Tormenta FC PDL player to an official contract! Only four other players were signed by Charleston Battery, along with Rittmeyer.
Tormenta FC thrives on providing players accessible opportunities to be recognized by professional soccer teams in the U.S. and abroad. This “Path to Pro” mindset originates from the league that Tormenta FC falls under, the Premier Development League. The PDL excels in creating recognition for players that choose to compete in the summer league, and Tormenta FC is no different. Nico’s signing epitomizes the PDL’s club mission statement of….
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Tormenta FC players will ride in parade, sign autographs, take photos on Saturday
Members of Statesboro-based minor league soccer team, Tormenta FC, will ride in the Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival Parade on Saturday and then sign autographs and pose for photos at the festival grounds in Hagan.
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