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OT: Premier League teams could be coming to Statesboro
https://www.dirtysouthsoccer.com/2020/6/...ro-georgia

Quote: In an interview last Wednesday on ESPN Coastal’s Karl DeMasi Sports Report, South Georgia Tormenta FC Owner and President Darin Van Tassell revealed that the Statesboro based club has received eight letters of intent from Premier League teams to play preseason friendlies upon completion of Tormenta’s currently under construction stadium.

Don’t feel bad for re-reading that multiple times. I certainly had to.

Add to that interest from clubs in La Liga and a quote including ‘Manchester City’ and ‘Statesboro’ in the same breath and you might be questioning your own sanity.

As crazy as it sounds, a USL League One team hosting a big European club isn’t unheard of. Last summer, fellow League One member Forward Madison FC hosted Hertha Berlin in a friendly during Hertha’s U.S. tour. FC Augsburg was also scheduled to make a trip to Madison this season before COVID-19 introduced itself to the world and brought sports to a halt.

While league play has been suspended, stadium construction in Statesboro has continued to make progress. The new Tormenta FC stadium is the cornerstone for any discussion like this to take place, and after breaking ground in March 2019 and suffering delays due to poor weather, the site is getting close to ready for vertical construction to begin. Work so far has gone into new roads and utilities for the entire development, which drew inspiration from The Battery Atlanta that surrounds the Braves’ Truist Park.

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06-13-2020 03:13 PM
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RE: OT: Premier League teams could be coming to Statesboro
Tormenta sucks. Go North Texas SC!!! League One champs baby!!
06-13-2020 03:18 PM
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RE: OT: Premier League teams could be coming to Statesboro
Yeah, its incredibly common for Premier League teams to schedule friendlies with lower tier US Sides. I don't think Manchester City would do it as suggested by the article. The Big 6 usually stick to MLS teams, but there's 20 teams in the league and about 75 percent of them spend their July training in the US.

Of course, we're looking another 12 months or so before this is even a discussion, but it would certainly be nice for Statesboro. I could see a team camping in Florida and busing up to Statesboro to play.
06-13-2020 03:49 PM
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RE: OT: Premier League teams could be coming to Statesboro
Well that would be very cool. I hope it happens!
06-14-2020 12:18 PM
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