New South Georgia Tormenta FC midfielder Peter Pearson featured last summer for the Des Moines Menace in USL League Two. | Photo courtesy Jayde Vogeler / Des Moines Menace
STATESBORO, Ga. – South Georgia Tormenta FC announced on Tuesday it had signed midfielder Peter Pearson for the 2019 USL League One season, pending league and federation approval. Pearson played for the Des Moines Menace of USL League Two in 2018 and joins the professional ranks Tormenta FC after completing his college career at Virginia Commonwealth University last fall.
“I am so honored to join such a prestigious organization, and I’m thankful for Tormenta FC giving me this opportunity to start my professional soccer career,” said Pearson. “I’m excited for what's to come here in Statesboro and to be a part of the growth within USL League One and the soccer world in the United States.”
Pearson began his collegiate career at the University of Virginia before transferring to Virginia Commonwealth University. Pearson served as captain at VCU last fall during his senior season and helped the Rams claimed the Atlantic 10’s regular season title when he scored both goals in a 2-1 victory against St. Bonaventure University in the side’s final game of the regular season.
“Pete is a player that comes highly recommended by a lot of coaches that I trust,” Tormenta FC Head Coach John Miglarese said. “I was able to watch him play this past fall for VCU and learned very quickly that he is the type of player and person we are looking for that fits our culture.”
“He brings technique and athleticism to our midfield and can also play as a wing-back. I believe he is a top young player, and he will do very well for us.”