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Match Forecast: Tormenta FC 2 vs. North Carolina Fusion U23

By Tormenta FC Staff - news@tormentafc.com, 07/22/21, 3:15PM EDT

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TFC 2 Looks For Second Consecutive Conference Title


Photo Courtesy of Brian Evans // South Georgia Tormenta FC

STATESBORO, Ga. – The USL League Two Southern Conference title comes down to South Georgia Tormenta FC 2 and North Carolina Fusion U23 this Friday, July 23 as the two sides battle at Erk Russell Park, kicking off at 8 p.m. ET. 

For the Eastern Conference Final, West Chester United will take on the Western Mass Pioneers on Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET, and the winners of the two matches will face off Sunday, July 25, at 8:00 p.m. ET in the USL League Two Semifinal.

Founded in 1993, the North Carolina Fusion - formerly known as the Carolina Dynamo - have a long history in USL League Two with nine playoff appearances, reaching the League Two Semifinal in 2004 and most recently, the Southern Conference Semifinals in 2016. 

At the Southern Conference semifinals last weekend, NC Fusion defeated Tampa Bay United 5-0 on Saturday, July 17 before taking down SC United Bantams 2-1 in 120 minutes of overtime. The Fusion went 11-2-1 in the South Atlantic division regular season.

Forward Henrique Santos and midfielder Mason Duval lead NC Fusion with nine and eight goals each, collectively scoring almost half of the squad’s goals.

North Carolina will need to watch out for Gabriel Rodriguez who has scored eight goals this season, including two playoff goals. Additionally, Michael Lawrence has been coming into form, scoring his first two goals of the season at TFC 2’s last match versus the Dalton Red Wolves and a game-winning goal against Lionsbridge on Saturday, July 17.

Tormenta FC 2 is offering a tournament pass so fans don’t miss any playoff action this weekend: $10 will get you into all three playoff matches. While the club’s second team battles for the USL League Two trophy, Tormenta FC’s USL League One side will play at home on Saturday, July 24 as they take on the Richmond Kickers from Erk Russell Park.

For additional information and scheduling interviews, email: bodonnell@tormentafc.com.

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tormenta FC 2 is offering a tournament pass so fans don’t miss any playoff action this weekend: $10 will get you into all three playoff matches. While the club’s second team battles for the USL League Two trophy, Tormenta FC’s USL League One side will play at home on Saturday, July 24 as they take on the Richmond Kickers from Erk Russell Park.

HOW TO WATCH/FOLLOW:

To watch the match, click the YouTube link below. For live updates, highlights and commentary throughout the match, fans can follow Tormenta FC 2 on Twitter or visit the USL League Two Match Center.

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