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USL League One Announces Return to Play for 2020 Season

By Tormenta FC Staff -, 06/05/20, 3:30PM EDT


Board of Governors voted in favor of a provisional July 18 start date, pending state regulations

STATESBORO, Ga. - South Georgia Tormenta FC is excited to announce that the USL League One Board of Governors voted in favor of a framework for returning to play in 2020, with a provisional start date set for July 18, pending state regulations.

Additional information on competition format, scheduling, broadcast and health protocols will be released in the coming weeks. While preparing to return to play, Tormenta FC will be following all local and state public health guidelines to prioritize the health and safety of its guests in Erk Russell Park.

"We are energized and motivated by the steps taken today by the USL League One Board of Governors," Tormenta FC Co-Owner Darin Van Tassell said. "We have a lot of work to do, including working with our state and local governments to resume play. There are still some unknowns, but this much is clear: Statesboro and South Georgia will be seeing pro soccer shortly. And we could all use the joy of sports in our country a little right now."

To Tormenta FC’s season ticket holders, sponsors and fans, we are grateful for your continued support over the past three months and look forward to being back in Erk Russell Park with you all soon.

"This is great news for our club, our community, and most importantly, our players,” John Miglarese, Vice President of Player Development and Head Coach of the League One team, said. "They have been tremendous over the last several months in their handling of a very difficult situation. I am excited that they will finally get a chance to showcase their ability."

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