STATESBORO, Ga. – South Georgia Tormenta FC has announced forward Taylor Golden to its 2023 USL W League roster and attacking line, pending league and federation approval. Golden attended the team’s open trial in early January and aims to turn professional following her time with Tormenta FC. The 18-year-old does not currently attend any collegiate institution.
“Taylor possesses a unique combination of size, speed, quickness, and power. She can also strike the ball with power and accuracy with either foot and will prove very difficult to defend at this level. I am confident that she will get in behind the opposition and be a lethal goalscorer for us centrally or from wide positions. She brings another dangerous goalscorer to Statesboro. I look forward to watching her play at Tormenta Stadium this summer.”Jim Robbins, Tormenta FC USL W League Head Coach
Robbins was able to watch Golden play and lead a number of the trialists. Golden was able to stand out by helping her teammates perform to the best of their abilities.
“Tormenta became home for me as soon as I sat down with Head Coach Jim Robbins and his coaching staff at tryouts. The environment was extremely professional, and they were very knowledgeable and knew the type of players they were searching for. They conveyed a lot of interest, and that was the most important thing to me. I felt accepted for who I was as a player; that also meant I was being shown trust, loyalty and respect. I’m hoping to grow this season and continue Tormenta’s success rate with professional contracts.”Taylor Golden, Tormenta FC Forward
In 2022, Golden featured for W League side Tampa Bay United, where she saw action in three games, scoring her lone goal of the season in Tampa Bay’s 3-0 win at Florida Elite Soccer Academy.
In June of 2021, Tormenta FC was named a founding member of the USL W League, an elite pre-professional pathway for women looking to build their careers both on and off the pitch. Tormenta FC won its first-ever USL W League title in 2022 after defeating the Minnesota Aurora in front of 6,500 fans in Eagan, Minnesota.
Tormenta FC provides opportunities to local and national players to develop and start their professional careers in Statesboro, Georgia. In just one year, Tormenta FC’s USL W League team has produced six professional players with Sydney Martinez joining Jenae Packard, Emily Burke, Kelly Giddes, Abigail Wolf and Jodi Medina as the latest player to sign a contract in Europe.
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