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Tormenta FC Signs FC Dallas Homegrown Carlos Avilez

February 26, 2021 - United Soccer League One (USL1) - South Georgia Tormenta FC News Release

STATESBORO, Ga. - South Georgia Tormenta FC has added former North Texas SC standout, Carlos Avilez, to the club's goalkeeper unit ahead of the 2021 USL League One season. The homegrown FC Dallas goalkeeper joins Tormenta FC on a one-year contract and has been called up to Mexico's U-20 National Team camp twice.

"Carlos is another exciting acquisition for our club," TFC Head Coach Ian Cameron said. "His qualities match our playing philosophy, and he has the experience of winning a championship at this level. With age firmly on his side, we expect to see physical development in his game over the next few years and look forward to being part of his career development.

"A primary goal of our staff this year was to bring serious competition to every position on the field, and with Carlos and Pablo we believe we have exactly that. Their personalities also lend perfectly to a nurturing relationship on and off the field."

Avilez was an integral part of North Texas SC's championship-winning team in 2019, making 20 starts and 46 total saves and recording the second-most clean sheets in League One with nine.

"I'm extremely happy and excited to sign with Tormenta FC," Avilez said. "I believe Tormenta is one of the teams that should always remain on top of the standings and is capable of winning the title. And hopefully, we can achieve that goal this upcoming season."

Born in Dallas, Texas, the 6-foot-1 goalkeeper joined the FC Dallas Academy in 2012 and was the club's first Academy player to sign a USL contract on loan with affiliate Oklahoma City Energy FC in 2017. After helping North Texas win the 2019 League One title, he became the second player to complete the FC Dallas youth development pathway, signing a Homegrown Contract in June of 2020.

Tormenta FC's preseason training starts on Monday, March 1, and the club has an exciting preseason lineup set to be announced in the coming weeks. The club's 2021 USL League One roster takes shape with a strong core of 12 Tormenta FC first and second-team returners, along with new signees Clayton Adams, Carlos Avilez, Azaad Liadi, Nick O'Callaghan and Luis Rodriguez. To guarantee their presence at every match in Erk Russell Park this season, fans should secure their season tickets now and download the Tormenta FC app to be the first to know about news and ticket deals.

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