Greenville, SC – The Greenville Triumph prepares for the second matchup in the Peach States Derby on Saturday night. The home side is hosting Fiesta De Fútbol Night with a pre-match tailgate in the Riot Lot before a 7:00 PM kick. The night will also feature a player-worn warm up kit auction to benefit the Hispanic Alliance.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Kickoff: 7:00 PM ET, Paladin Stadium, Greenville, SC
Streaming TV: ESPN+
International Stream: YouTube
Social Media: Greenville Triumph SC on Twitter
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
After a 10-day break, the Greenville Triumph Soccer Club will play its sixth home match of the season. South Georgia Tormenta will travel to Greenville for the second matchup of the Peach States Derby.
Now on its home pitch, Greenville has the chance to even the marks against Tormenta after its 2-0 defeat earlier this season. Both sides have a lot of history between the touchlines going back to the first match of the League One inaugural season. Recently, Greenville has struggled against its geographical rival. After falling to Tormenta in the past two matches, including the 2022 League semifinal, the South Carolina team is itching for a comeback.
As most of team Triumph returns to full health, this Tormenta squad will be playing a different team than they saw on April 8th. Former Tormenta forward, Lucas Coutinho has come into his own and still holds the leading-scorer position for Greenville with four goals, Leonardo Castro is the current assists leader in the league and 2022 GTSC leading scorer Jacob Labovitz just netted his first point of the season. On the injury front, Aaron Walker will remain absent from the lineup and is joined by Tevin Shaw and Hassan Gabo, who have made contributions this season in the defensive third.
Tormenta sits just two spots ahead of Greenville in league standings, although there are few statistical differences. Both teams have played 10 matches and have five losses. Tormenta FC is 4-5-1, recording just one more win than Greenville and two more points. A win tomorrow for the home team could bump Greenville above the cutoff line and offer some added momentum before they face Union Omaha next weekend.
NEWS AND NOTES
Out: Noah Franke, Jamie Smith, Aaron Walker, Tevin Shaw, Hassan Gabo
Questionable: Lucas Coutinho