Brazilian midfielder Pedro Fonseca will officially be joining South Georgia Tormenta FC.
"In Pedro we have acquired an incredibly versatile football player, who can operate in the 8, 10, 7 or 11,” Ian Cameron, head coach of South Georgia Tormenta FC.
Fonseca will join the team as an addition to its 2023 USL League One roster.
“After my first contact with the coaching staff, I knew this was the challenge I wanted for my career,” Fonseca said.
Fonseca has agreed to a two-year deal with the team, which is still pending league and federation approval.
"He has scored goals at every level he has played, and from all the aforementioned positions. He sees the field very well, so our front three will love playing with him if he sits underneath them. Against the ball, you can see his development with Real Monarchs and his understanding of closing spaces and pressing triggers grew the longer he spent in the central midfield position. That part of his game will grow further with us, so he can become the all around midfielder that can apply his trade at the highest level in this country," said Cameron.
With the Monarchs, Fonseca appeared in 20 matches. He wore the captain’s armband for 17 of those matches during the 2022 season.
Fonseca was the most productive player offensively on the field for the Monarchs with seven goals and four assists.
Real Salt Lake selected him in the second round of the 2022 MLS Super Draft from the University of Louisville. He joined Real Salt Lake's 2022 preseason.
At the University of Louisville, Fonseca tallied 15 goals and 16 assists in 48 appearances.
He has appeared in three NCAA Tournaments and earned a berth to the round of 16 during his sophomore year.
“As an organization, Tormenta FC has the ambitious mindset that I want to embrace as I continue to grow as a player, adding value on and off the field. I can’t wait to get started,” Fonseca said.
The growing 2023 roster features a strong core of eight returners with the new power of new midfielders Matheus Cassini and Elijah Amo and defender Preston Kilwien.
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