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2015 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship

San Salvador, El Salvador
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On Friday, April 3, the USA faced Mexico in the semifinals in a highly-contested match that would see the winner not only advance to the championship match, but also qualify for the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Mexico started strong and soon held a big lead over the USA. However, the stars and striped fought its way back to tie the matchup 3-3 with less than 10 minutes of play left. Mexico wasted no time however, and notched its fourth tally minutes later to claim the 4-3 victory and leave the USA without a World Cup spot.

The following night, the USA faced host-nation El Salvador in the third place game in front of thousands of fans. The environment proved advantageous to the locals, who finished in third place after a 5-2 effort over the U.S. side. 

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Valentine's Night Sends U.S. Beach Soccer Team into 2015 CONCACAF Championship Quarterfinals

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (March 31, 2015) – U.S. Beach Soccer National Team captain Lewie Valentine scored three times on Tuesday night to help the USA earn a 6-2 victory over the Bahamas in its final group match of the 2015 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship at Estadio de Fútbol de Playa Costa del Sol in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Valentine opened and closed the USA’s scoring, notching his goals in the second minute, the 33rd and the 35th. Valentine’s goal in the first period was the first time the USA was able to break through and get on the board within the first 12-minutes of play.

Jason Leopoldo added a goal in the fourth minute for his second of the tournament, and helped guide the U.S. into the end of the first period with a lead for the first time in the competition.

Andrew Feld, who scored the opening goal for the U.S. in the tournament against Antigua and Barbado, also tallied a score in the 14th minute.

Unable to do much in the first two periods of the game, the Bahamas found some rhythm in the final period of the match. Lesly St. Fleur sent a right-footed strike inside the near post past Chris Toth to give his team a chance to perhaps ignite the comeback.

However, the USA’s Max Griffin quickly added to the U.S. lead, nabbing his first score of the tournament in the 31st minute.

After a second yellow card was shown to Ryan Futagaki in the third period, the Bahamas took advantage of the U.S. playing a man down and was able to get on the board in the 33rd in a second strike attempt from St. Fleur following a blocked penalty kick.

With a 4-2 lead quickly being reduced, Valentine took charge and closed out the game scoring two of his three goals in the last three minutes of the game.

With the win, the USA finished atop Group C standing with nine points and advances to the quarterfinals, where it will face Jamaica on April 2 at 7:45 p.m. ET. Beach Soccer Worldwide is streaming the tournament live. For game results and updates you can also visit ussoccer.com or follow on Twitter @ussoccer

The 2015 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship runs from March 28-April 4, and for the first time in its history, it will feature a record 16 nations vying for two qualifying spots for the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Portugal from July 9-19. 

- U.S. Beach Soccer National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. Beach Soccer National Team vs. Bahamas
Date: March 31, 2015
Competition: 2015 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship
Venue: Estadio de Fútbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador.
Kickoff: 9:00 p.m. ET
Attendance: ---
Weather: ----

Scoring Summary:               1          2          3          F
USA                                        2          1          3          6
BAH                                        0          0          2          2 

USA                Lewie Valentine           2nd minute
USA                Jason Leopoldo           4
USA                Andrew Feld                14
BAH                Lesly St. Fleur             26
USA                Max Griffin                  31
BAH                Lesly St. Fleur             33
USA                Lewie Valentine           33       
USA                Lewie Valentine           35

Lineups:

USA:  Chris Toth, Jason Santos, Jason Leopoldo Lewie Valentine (capt.), Andrew Feld, Max Griffin
Subs: Harry Abraham, Ryan Futagaki, Chris Cummings, Aldo Balsano, Alessandro Canale
*Nicholas Perera was serving a suspension due to yellow cards accumulation and did not play in the match.
Head Coach: Eddie Soto

BAH:  Christopher Davis, Nesly Jean, Ehren Hanna, Lesly St. Fleur, Gavin Chrsitie
Subs: Tori Ferguson, Daron Beneby, Gary Joseph, Dwayne Forbes, Timothy Munnings, Kyle Williams, Donovan Williamson
Head Coach:  Roberto Ceciliano 

Misconduct Summary: 
USA – Ryan Futagaki (caution)         7th minute
USA – Andrew Feld    (caution)          14
USA – Ryan Futagaki (caution)         33
USA – Ryan Futagaki (ejection)         33

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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
2-5 L Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador

Abraham (2)

3-4 L Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador Perera, Valentine, Feld
7-3 W Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador Canale (2), Perera (4), Toth
6-2 W Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador Valentine (3), Leopoldo, Griffin, Feld
4-3 W Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador Perera (3), Leopoldo
4-1 W Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador Feld, Toth, Valentine, Perera

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
SLV 3 3 0 0 31 6 25 9
JAM 3 2 1 0 19 15 4 6
BLZ
3 1 2 0 13 26 -13 3
PUR 3 0 3 0 4 20 -16 0

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
MEX
3 3 0 0 20 4 16 9
TRI
3 2 1 0 14 10 4 6
GLP 3 1 2 0 14 19 -5 3
TCA 3 0 3 0 8 23 -15 0

Group C

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
USA 3 3 0 14 6 8 9
BAH
3 2 1 0 16 13 3 6
ATG
3 1 2 0 14 15 -1 3
BRB
3 0 3 0 14 24 -10 0

Group D

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
CRC
3 3 0 0 25 9 16 9
GUA
3 2 1 0 20 7 13 6
PAN
3 1 2 0 17 13 4 3
VIR
3 0 3 0 5 38 -33 0

Group A Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
March 28 Jamaica vs. Puerto Rico 7-3 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
March 28 Belize vs. El Salvador 2-17 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
March 29 Jamaica vs. Belize 8-5 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
March 29 El Salvador vs. Puerto Rico 7-0 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
March 30 Puerto Rico vs. Belize 2-6 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
March 30 El Salvador vs. Jamaica 7-4 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador

Group B Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
March 28
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Guadeloupe 8-4 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
March 28
Turks & Caicos vs. Mexico 3-8 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
March 29
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Turks & Caicos 6-2 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
March 29
Mexico vs. Guadeloupe 2-0 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
March 31
Guadeloupe vs. Turks & Caicos 9-3 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
March 31
Mexico vs. Trinidad & Tobago 4-0 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador

Group C Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
March 28 Bahamas vs. Barbados 10-4 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
March 28 Antigua & Barbuda vs. United States 1-4 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
March 30 Bahamas vs. Antigua & Barbuda 4-3 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
March 30 United States vs. Barbados 4-3 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
March 31 Barbados vs. Antigua & Barbuda 7-10 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
March 31 United States vs. Bahamas 6-2 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador

Group D Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
March 29
Guatemala vs. Panama 2-1 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
March 29
US Virgin Islands vs. Costa Rica 1-12 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
March 30
Guatemala vs. US Virgin Islands 15-2 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
March 30
Costa Rica vs. Panama 9-5 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
March 31
Panama vs. US Virgin Islands 11-2 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
March 31
Costa Rica vs. Guatemala 4-3 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador

Quarterfinals

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
April 2 Costa Rica vs. Trinidad & Tobago 2-1 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
April 2
United States vs. Jamaica 7-3 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
April 2
Mexico vs. Guatemala 5-2 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
April 2
El Salvador vs. Bahamas 10:15 p.m. Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador

Semifinals

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
April 3
United States vs. Mexico 3-4 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador
April 3
Costa Rica vs. El Salvador 2-1 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador

Third Place

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
April 4
United States vs. El Salvador 2-5 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador

Final

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
April 4
Mexico vs. Costa Rica 4-0 Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador

Participating Teams: 16               
CONCACAF: 16 Teams
 
Format: The sixteen (16) teams shall be divided into a group stage consisting of  four (4) groups of four (4) teams each. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the quarterfinal round. The tournament's two finalists that meet in the championship match both automatically qualify for the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup that will be held July 9-19 in Espinho, Portugal.

U.S. Beach Soccer National Team - 2015 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship Stats

Record: 4-0-0 

Player

Pos

G

Pts

Y/R

Harry Abraham

D 0 0 0/0

Aldo Balsano

GK 0 0 0/0

Alessandro Canale

F 2 4 0/0

Chris Cummings

D 0 0 0/0

Andrew Feld

F 2 4 2/0

Ryan Futagaki

F 0 0 3/1

Max Griffin 

F 1 2 1/0

Jason Leopoldo

F 2 4 1/0

Nick Perera

F 8 16 2/0

Jason Santos

D 0 0 0/0

Chris Toth

GK 2 4 0/0

Lewie Valentine

D 4 8 0/0

Own Goal


Totals

21 42 0/0

2015 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GS

 GF

GA

SO

W-L-T

Aldo Balsano

1 1 0 0 0-0-0

Chris Toth

3 20 9 0 4-0-0

Totals

0 21  9 0 4-0-0

Opponent Totals

4 9 21 0 0-4-0

Updated through April 3, 2015

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