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FC Tucson Wraps up Six-Match Road Trip in Statesboro

August 16, 2019 - United Soccer League One (USL1) - FC Tucson News Release

FC Tucson will look to grab their first win over South Georgia Tormenta FC this Saturday in Statesboro, GA. In their last meeting, Tormenta FC defeated FC Tucson 2-0 on April 26that Kino Sports Complex.

Last week, FC Tucson played to a 1-1 draw over current USL League One table leader, North Texas SC. In the 44thminute, midfielder Jamael Cox connected with forward Jordan Jones on a beautiful corner kick to give the Men in Black an early 1-0 lead.

North Texas midfielder Arturo Rodriguez scored the equalizer for the host side in the 79thminute.

Goalkeeper Carlos Merancio registered a season-high six saves in the contest, bringing his saves total to 27 on the year.

South Georgia Tormenta FC enters the match following a 2-1 loss against Chattanooga Red Wolves SC on Saturday, Aug 10th. Tormenta currently sits in fourth place in the table with a record of 8-5-6 and 30 points.

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A Little Bit About South Georgia Tormenta FC

The club's leading scorer is Marco Micaletto with six goals, ranking seventh in USL League One.

Conner Antley leads the club with five assists.

TRM ranks third in the USL League One with 8,759 passes.

A Little Bit About FC Tucson

Devyn Jambga leads the club in goals scored (5).

Jamael Cox leads the club with three assist and 21 created chances.

FC Tucson leads the USL League One with a goal conversion rate of 17%.

Nice Road Trip

Entering this match, FCT has earned six points during this six-match road trip, propelling their season total to 24 points and a record of 6-7-6.

Unselfish Play

Midfielder Jamael Cox has emerged as the club's leading playmaker this season. The Tacoma, Washington native has registered two goals, three assists, and 21 created chances. Cox leads the club in every offensive statistical category excluding goals scored (T-fifth).

Protecting the Posts

Goalkeeper Carlos Merancio has recorded 27 saves on 35 shots faced as well as a saves success rate of 77.1%. In the club's last contest, Merancio collected a season-high six saves on seven shots faced.

Ironman Watch

Midfielder Jamael Cox remains the club's minutes leader with 1,357 minutes played. He's followed by Kyle Venter (1,350), Devyn Jambga (1,264), Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu (1,260), Luke Hauswirth (1,174), Phillip Ejimadu (1,080), José Terrón (1,052) and Jordan Jones (1,048) to round out the players who have logged at least 1,000 minutes. Defender Lamar Batista (900) rounds out the players who have notched at least 900 minutes.

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