Tournament runs from July 31-Aug. 6 in San Salvador, El Salvador
Chicago (July 30, 2013) – U.S. Beach Soccer head coach Eddie Soto has named a 12-man roster to participate in the Copa Salvador del Mundo from July 31 – Aug. 6 in El Salvador.
The U.S. will play two exhibition matches against club teams Barra de Santiago and San Isidro before taking on El Salvador in two cup matches on Aug. 4 and Aug. 5.
In May, the U.S. beat El Salvador 5-4 in extra time to win the 2013 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship in the Bahamas and qualify for the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup from Sept. 18-25 in Papeete, Tahiti.
El Salvador will join the U.S. at the Beach Soccer World Cup after beating Mexico on penalties in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship.
The oldest player on the team is defender Francis Farberoff at 38-years-old, while there are two 23-year-olds in forward Alessandro Canale and goalkeeper Chris Toth.
U.S. Beach Soccer Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2) : Michael McAndrews (BS Team Zurich; Long Beach, Calif.), Chris Toth (San Diego Sockers; Fallbrook, Calif.).
DEFENDERS (4): Michael Enfield (UCLA; Ventura, Calif.), Francis Farberoff (Florida Beach Soccer; Hollywood, Fla.), Shay Spitz (LA Blues; Placentia, Calif.), Brendon Taguinod (Santa Cruz Beach SC; Santa Cruz, Calif.).
FORWARDS (6): Alessandro Canale (UC San Diego; Venice Beach, Calif.), Andrew Feld (University of San Diego; Carlsbad, Calif.), Ryan Futagaki (Chicago Fire; Fountain Valley, Calif.) Jason Leopoldo (UCLA; Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Adriano Lima (So Cal Beach FC; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Nick Perera (Milwaukee Wave; Madrid, Spain), Brendon Taguinod (Santa Cruz Beach SC; Santa Cruz, Calif.).
U.S. Copa Salvador del Mundo Schedule
Aug. 1 La Barra de Santiago
Aug. 3 San Isidro
Aug. 4 El Salvador
Aug. 5 El Salvador