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Match Preview: Tormenta FC vs. FC Tucson

By Tormenta FC Staff - news@tormentafc.com, 10/06/20, 12:00PM EDT

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Club looks to end 2020 season with strong home performances


Photo courtesy of Aaron Cranford // South Georgia Tormenta FC

STATESBORO, Ga. - South Georgia Tormenta FC is excited to come back home and host FC Tucson in Erk Russell Park on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. ET. With just two home matches left and four matches in total, Tormenta FC looks to kick off its final stretch of the 2020 season with strong performances at home to give all Tormenta FC fans something to look forward to next season.

“We’re really relishing this opportunity to come home in front of our fans and give the crowd something to get energized by and give them a preview of what they can expect from home next season,” TFC Head Coach Ian Cameron said.

Wednesday will be the first and last time the club meets FC Tucson this season after going 2-0-1 against the Arizona side in 2019. Tormenta FC dominated Tucson 3-1 in Erk Russell Park, as well as 2-0 on the road last season.

Former Tormenta FC forward Charlie Dennis will be a player to watch Wednesday night as he spent three seasons with the club and will be right at home in Erk Russell Park. Dennis notched three goals for Tormenta FC and four assists in 2019. This season, the English forward has helped FC Tucson with four assists and 23 chances created.

Devyn Jambga will also battle familiar faces as he plays his former team. Jambga scored five goals for FC Tucson in 2019 and looks for his first goal in blue and magenta of 2020.

The club will work alongside the American Red Cross tomorrow at the match to raise money for local disaster relief. A portion of each general admission ticket versus FC Tucson will go back to supporting local disaster relief efforts in Bulloch County.

“Any organization that comes and gives relief in crisis moments to society is majorly important, so an opportunity like this is a privilege to work with them,” Cameron said. “The Red Cross is a great organization that does amazing work in our community and nationwide, so we’re honored to partner with them, and we really look forward to that relationship moving forward.”

HOW TO WATCH/FOLLOW

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.

TICKET INFORMATION

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.

A portion of each ticket for Tormenta FC’s home match versus FC Tucson on Wednesday, Oct. 7, will go back to the regional Red Cross to support local Disaster Relief efforts.

GAME DAY GUIDELINES

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.

MATCH FACTS

  • Last Match: Oct. 3’s important match in the race for a spot in the USL League One Final saw Tormenta FC bested by Union Omaha 0-3.

  • Tormenta FC faces FC Tucson for the first time this season after going 2-0-1with them in 2019.

  • Both Tormenta FC and FC Tucson have recorded 49 shots on target this season.

  • Tormenta FC will see former forward Charlie Dennis who spent three seasons with the club and will be right at home in Erk Russell Park.

  • Tormenta forward Devyn Jambga will also see familiar faces as he plays his former team.

FROM THE COACH AND RED CROSS

TFC HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST MATCH:

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