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Tormenta FC Academy Competes in Inaugural USL Academy Cup

February 14, 2020 - United Soccer League One (USL1) - South Georgia Tormenta FC News Release

STATESBORO, Ga. - Tormenta FC Academy will compete in the USL Academy's inaugural 2020 Eastern Conference Event this weekend. The club has announced a U17 roster of 18 local youth players to compete as one of the 33 teams in the USL Academy Cup.

"The USL Academy Cup is a big step in the right direction for youth development in the United States," Tormenta FC Head Coach John Miglarese said. "We wish the best of luck to our Tormenta FC Academy team this weekend."

Tormenta FC Academy's U17 Boys face FC Miami City tonight at 7 p.m. ET at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. The team will then play Louisville City FC on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 10 p.m. ET, followed by Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC on Monday, Feb. 17, at noon ET.

Tormenta FC continues uses its academy to develop youth in the region. Grant Hampton and Stephen O'Hearn, who are competing in the USL Academy Cup this weekend, recently made their first-team debuts during Tormenta FC's preseason match against Charlotte Independence this past Wednesday.

Tormenta FC assistant coach Ian Cameron will be leading the U17 side this weekend for the tournament.

Follow along on Tormenta FC Academy's social media accounts for all updates on this weekend's matches.


Goalkeepers (1): Stephen O'Hearn

Defenders (7): Harvey Buruca Padilla, Chase Cooke, David Gilpin, Brandon Gonzalez, Brittain Gottlieb, Ismail Nieves, Brandon Nugara

Midfielders (5): Grant Hampton, Dilan Manrique-Borja, Aidan Miller, Ethan Misere, Agustine Nicholas Morales Videla

Forwards (5): Terrell Headman, Geovanny Lopez Jimenez, Cole Pampucha, Thomas Stoever, Joshua Terry

For additional information and scheduling interviews, call (478-508-2604) or email: [email protected]

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