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Tormenta FC Draws in USL League One's Highest-Scoring Match

October 10, 2021 - United Soccer League One (USL1) - South Georgia Tormenta FC News Release

South Georgia Tormenta FC forward Azaad Liadi eyes the ball vs. Fort Lauderdale CF
South Georgia Tormenta FC forward Azaad Liadi eyes the ball vs. Fort Lauderdale CF
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STATESBORO, Ga. - The pressure was high tonight as South Georgia Tormenta FC drew 4-4 on the road to Fort Lauderdale CF, earning a point in USL League One's highest-scoring match. Forward Azaad Liadi led Tormenta FC with three goals scored, recording the club's first hat trick in professional history.

Liadi started the scoring off in the 18th minute, continuing his four-match hot streak and notching his sixth goal of the season. Abuchi Obinwa recorded his first assist of 2021, helping Liadi to an impressive run and shot to give Tormenta an early 1-0 lead.

Throughout the first half, Tormenta made 12 shots with three on target, including a shot from Vincenzo Candela who moved up from his center midfield position to play forward tonight. Liadi also recorded several attempts in the first half, as well as Obinwa, Marco Micaletto and Luca Mayr-Fälten. In the 38th minute, Fort Lauderdale's Mitchell Curry tied up the match with a close-range header off a corner kick.

Two minutes into the second half, Liadi earned a penalty inside the box which Marco Micaletto converted to record his 11th goal of the season. Fort Lauderdale responded with two consecutive goals to pull ahead 3-2. In the 52nd minute, Ricardo Gomez was given his second yellow of the night and was sent off the pitch for the rest of the match, leaving Tormenta with 10 men.

The action continued late with two more incredible goals from Azaad Liadi in the 61st and 71st minutes. Tormenta held on to its lead until the 89th minute when Fort Lauderdale's Modesto Mendez scored the home side's second header of the night.

Tonight's Man of the Match, presented by Galactic Comics and Games, is Liadi who created history and led the squad with a hat trick. The forward recorded an 88.2% passing accuracy while making four shots on target, four scoring chances and winning seven aerial duels.

Tormenta FC closes out its 2021 regular season with two road trips to FC Tucson and North Carolina FC. As this season comes to a close, fans can now purchase their 2022 Season Memberships+, which include all USL League One, League Two and W League home matches. Don't miss a match next season at the new Tormenta Stadium!

Post-Game Match Report:

Starting Lineup: Jara ( C ), Rodriguez, Thorn, O'Callaghan, Mayr-Fälten, Mueller, Obinwa, Gomez, Candela, Micaletto, Micaletto, Liadi

Scoring Summary: 4-4

18': TRM - Azaad Liadi

38': FTL - Mitchell Curry

47': TRM - Marco Micaletto

51': FTL - Drew Hardin

55': FTL - Shaun Hundal

61': TRM - Azaad Liadi

71': TRM - Azaad Liadi

89': FTL - Modesto Mendez


60': TRM - Sergi Nus for Luis Rodriguez

66': TRM - Raheem Somersall for Abuchi Obinwa

70': FTL - Romeo Beckham for Venton Evans

70': FTL - Dairon Reyes for Braxton Taghvai-Najib

77': TRM - Kobe Perez for Luca Mayr-Fälten

77': TRM - Rodney Michael for Azaad Liadi

86': FTL - Felipe Valencia for Drew Hardin


21': FTL: - Modesto Mendez

21': TRM - Ricardo Gomez

46': FTL: - Drew Callendar

52': TRM - Ricardo Gomez (Second yellow/red)

58': TRM - Marco Micaletto

75': TRM - Curtis Thorn

87': TRM - Sergi Nus

94': TRM - Rodney Michael

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South Georgia Tormenta FC forward Azaad Liadi eyes the ball vs. Fort Lauderdale CF
South Georgia Tormenta FC forward Azaad Liadi eyes the ball vs. Fort Lauderdale CF


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