In the league's lone Friday evening fixture, South Georgia Tormenta FC (10-9-6, 5th) will face FC Tucson (6-12-5, 10th) for the first time since a pair of meetings in the first two months of the season. Friday's contest will serve as the final match Tormenta FC will play in its original venue of Erk Russell Park before moving into Tormenta Stadium for its remaining home matches. A Tormenta FC win of two or more goals would earn the Ibises a spot in the top three of the league table heading into the weekend. FC Tucson will hope to extend its season-long two-match win streak with a second consecutive win over South Georgia as the 10th-place side continues its push for the postseason.
TRM - Kazaiah Sterling: Challenging Emiliano Terzaghi at the top of the Golden Boot race, Sterling recorded his first professional hat trick in Tormenta FC’s 3-1 victory over Northern Colorado last Saturday. In addition to his 100% tackle success rate, Sterling’s 10 total shots and six shots on target doubled the next highest player’s Week 24 total.
TUC - Kaelon Fox: Fox had a strong defensive outing in Tucson’s 3-0 win over visiting Omaha last Sunday evening. Tucson’s captain assisted Donny Toia’s 76th-minute score and totaled nine recoveries, three chances created and two clearances.