STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Tormenta FC will make their professional soccer debut in 2019.
The new beginning also comes with the chance to compete against the top clubs in the country in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Both Tormenta FC and the club’s developmental team Tormenta 2 will play, and the Statesboro-based club is one of two parent organizations in the nation with two eligible teams.
Tormenta FC automatically receives a bid as a professional team. Tormenta 2 got a bid by winning the Deep South Division last season.
The Open Cup rules wouldn’t allow the two Tormenta clubs to face one another unless it happened in the Final.
The 2019 U.S. Open Cup begins May 7 with the final taking place in August.