For the final time this season, the Young Reds are at the BMO Training Ground for an afternoon home game, as they host South Georgia Tormenta FC at 4 p.m. EST Friday afternoon.
After a loss last time out, combined with Forward Madison's win against North Texas SC, TFC II were eliminated from playoff contention. They fell 3-1 to Greenville Triumph SC, with Franco Ramos Mingo scoring off a set piece — a goal which was nominated for USL League One goal of the week.
Here are the full highlights from that match:
The two sides have already met twice this season. On May 12, Tormenta won 3-2 at home, but two months later, on July 12, TFC II won 3-0 at the BMO Training Ground. Jordan Perruzza and Patrick Bunk-Anderson scored in both matches, and Perruzza in particular will look to extend that streak as he challenges for the USL League One Golden Boot race.
North Texas' Ronaldo Damus has pulled away a bit in that race, as he now has 16 goals in 20 games. He's played 1,392 minutes this season, meaning he's averaging a goal every 87 minutes. Perruzza is sitting in second with 12 goals in 21 games. For comparison, he's played 1,551 minutes, averaging a goal every 129 minutes.
After a sensational start to the season, after which they were neck and neck with the dominant North Texas SC, Tormenta have fallen down the standings in recent times. They have gone 10 games in a row without a win, and are in danger of becoming the next team eliminated from playoff contention by Forward Madison. With a loss, and a Forward Madison win late tonight against FC Tucson, Tormenta will be eliminated.
GET UP, GET OUT OF BED! WE'RE GOING FOR A PLAYOFF PLACE TODAY!— Forward Madison FC (@ForwardMSNFC) September 27, 2019
Just give it... *checks watch*... 13.5 more hours.
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Let's go #FullMingo! pic.twitter.com/eYckiFvKAt
The Chattanooga Red Wolves play tomorrow, and they have to win if Forward Madison win, or else Madison take the fourth and final playoff spot.
As always, the game will be streamed on YouTube, as will the rest of exciting action around the league this weekend.