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Tormenta FC begins inaugural season in Tennessee

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STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

A soccer team from Statesboro makes history Friday night when they play in Tennessee.

South Georgia Tormenta FC play the first game of its inaugural season Friday night against Tri-Cities FC.

Owners announced last year they would establish a team in the Premier Development League, and they've signed semi-pro players from around the country and beyond.

Players say they love the way the community has shown support for a new team.

“Everybody has been excited about us and it makes you feel very welcomed and everyone has felt that,” said Goalkeeper Anton Widen.

If you would like to watch the game, beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday night, please click here for the livestream. 

Tormenta plays its first home game next Saturday night at the GSU soccer stadium, in Erk Russell Athletic Park.

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