STATESBORO, Ga. – South Georgia Tormenta FC has announced Matheus Cassini as its first new player signing ahead of the 2023 USL League One season, pending league and federation approval. The 26-year-old attacking midfielder from Brazil joins South Georgia on a two-year contract.
“Matheus is a player our staff enjoyed watching last season and he posed problems when trying to analyze how to contain him. With the firepower we have in our front line, we believe Matheus can have a very strong campaign creating and scoring goals. We’re excited to welcome him and his family into our community, and the fans will enjoy the flair he brings to the game.”Ian Cameron, Tormenta FC Head Coach
Cassini joins Tormenta FC following one year with League One side Forward Madison. With 26 games played, Cassini proved to be one of the offensive engines to get the Madison side going. In 2022, the creative midfielder produced five goals and five assists for Madison, making him one of the top producers on offense.
“I am very happy to be part of Tormenta Nation. Tormenta features players with a lot of quality and is a club with a lot of structure. I will do my best for this team and fans.”Matheus Cassini, Tormenta FC Midfielder
Before moving to the United States in 2021, Cassini spent time with Botev Vratsa of the efbet Liga, the first-tier of Bulgarian soccer. At the youth level in his native Brazil, Cassini featured for the historic Corinthians. Cassini also featured for prestigious clubs in his career, including Palermo, Fluminense and Ponte Preta.
Tormenta FC opens up its 2023 USL League One season on the road against North Carolina FC on Friday, March 17, from WakeMed Soccer Park. The team then kicks off its home opener against the Charlotte Independence on Saturday, March 25, from Optim Sports Medicine Field at Tormenta Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia.
Fans should stay tuned for more player updates in the coming weeks. Additionally, Tormenta FC fans can secure their seats at the new Tormenta Stadium ahead of 2023, with Season Tickets now available for purchase.
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- Name: Matheus Cassini
- Pronunciation: Muh-tay-us Cuh-see-knee
- Position: Midfielder
- Number: 10
- Height: 5’8
- Weight: 150 lbs.
- Birthdate: February 15, 1996 (Age: 26)
- Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil
- Citizenship: Brazil
- Previous Club: Forward Madison FC
- Instagram: @mathcassini
- Twitter: @mathcassini