South Georgia Tormenta FC has announced the signing of midfielder Jad Arslan to its USL Division III team, pending league and federation approval. After three years with Tormenta FC’s Premier Development League team, Jad Arslan will join the franchise as it moves to the next level in 2019.
He served as captain during the 2018 PDL season, where he played an essential role in the team’s undefeated regular season and its first Deep South Division title.
"Signing Jad Arslan was a priority for our club," said John Miglarese, Tormenta FC head coach and vice president of player development. "After three superb PDL seasons with us, he has more than earned a chance to be a professional player with Tormenta FC. His versatility, energy and ability to change games will surely help us in our first season. I'm delighted to have him with us as we move into USL DIII."
Arslan is from Roswell, Georgia, where he grew up playing for Georgia United youth soccer. He graduated from West Virginia University in December 2017 with a degree in General Business. Arslan played for the WVA Men’s Soccer Division I team, placing in top five for the Mid-American Conference and ranking in the top 100 in the nation. He also made the All-First Team list his sophomore and junior years.
During Arslan’s three years in the PDL, he made three appearances on PDL Team of the Week and finished 33rd on the final edition of the 2018 PDL Top Prospects list.
"I am thrilled and extremely blessed to have signed with such a professional organization like Tormenta FC," Arslan said. "We've come a long way since our inaugural PDL season in 2016, and it’s an amazing feeling to be a part of something so monumental in U.S. Soccer like the introduction of USL DIII. Tormenta feels like home, and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store."