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Match Preview: Tormenta FC vs. Richmond Kickers

By Bernadette O'Donnell -, 07/27/20, 2:00PM EDT


South Georgia looks to win its first match of the regular season

Photo courtesy of Aaron Cranford // South Georgia Tormenta FC

STATESBORO, Ga. – Using the momentum from Daniel Jackson’s stoppage-time equalizer this past Saturday, South Georgia Tormenta FC looks to secure its first win of the USL League One regular season, hosting the Richmond Kickers on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET in Erk Russell Park.

"I think Saturday was a good momentum boost for us," Jackson said. "The last ten minutes of the game, we really showed what our true identity is, and that goal will motivate us and push us for Tuesday."

The former Richmond Kickers striker will battle against familiar faces on Saturday.

"I know quite a few of the Richmond guys, so this will be a big game for me emotionally, but I'm going to try to keep my head and focus on the task at hand which is three points on Tuesday," Jackson added.

The Kickers opened their season this past Saturday against 2019 USL League One Finalist, Greenville Triumph SC, falling 2-3 with goals from Matt Bolduc and Emiliano Terzaghi.

In 2019, Tormenta FC went 1-1-1 versus Richmond, with Pablo Jara recording two clean sheets and Marco Micaletto and Mikie Rowe each scoring. 

"I expect us to be more in control of this game because we got the nerves out in the last match," TFC Head Coach John Miglarese said. "My hope is we'll see a little more of our brand than there was on Saturday night."


While we will be hosting a limited number of fans at Erk Russell Park to start the season, we highly encourage all fans to support the team from your chosen safe environment.

If you are unable to attend, fans can watch every game of the 2020 League One season from the comfort of your own home via ESPN+ domestically and YouTube internationally. For fans that do not have access to the ESPN family of networks, we teamed up with a number of Watch Party Partners across South Georgia and the Lowcountry of South Carolina, where you can cheer on Tormenta FC.

For live updates, highlights and commentary throughout the match, fans can follow Tormenta FC on Twitter or visit the USL League One Match Center.


Fans wanting to attend the match in person should purchase tickets in advance to secure their seats as capacity will be limited due to government regulations surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. While a limited number of student tickets are expected to be made available for walk-up purchase, walk-up tickets are not guaranteed for the 2020 season.


South Georgia Tormenta FC is excited for competitive action following the approval of USL League One's framework for returning to play in 2020, and the club and its fans should use the following protocols as we prepare to offer soccer activities.

By purchasing your ticket to any Tormenta FC game, you acknowledge the guidelines that are set forth by the club and the State of Georgia. If you choose not to follow these rules, Tormenta FC is not to be held responsible for any personal illness or injury. Please follow the link to view the complete guidelines for match day.


  • Marco Micaletto, who scored Tormenta FC’s first goal of the 2020 USL League One season, is tied for first in the league for chances created with five.

  • Tormenta FC finished sixth in the 2019 USL League One standings with 37 points while the Richmond Kickers finished ninth with 32 points.

  • Mikie Rowe’s goal versus the Kickers on Aug. 31 went on to win USL League One Goal of the Year, earning 62 percent of the fan vote.