USA roster announced for 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – Soccerwire.com
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CHICAGO – U.S. Beach Soccer Men’s National Team head coach Francis Farberoff has selected a 14-player roster that will represent the USA at the 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Russia from August 19-29.
The roster includes seven players with previous World Cup experience, highlighted by goalkeeper Chris Toth and forwards Alessandro Canale and Nick Perera, who will be appearing in their third FIFA Beach Soccer World Cups (2013 and 2019). David Mondragon, Jason Santos, Gabe Silveira and Lucas Roque also return from the 2019 World Cup team.
The roster includes 11 of the 12 players who helped the U.S. qualify for the World Cup by finishing second at May’s Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship in Costa Rica.
U.S. BEACH SOCCER MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER BY POSITION (HOMETOWN)
GOALKEEPERS (3): 12-Esteban Sapetnitzky (Miami, Fla.), 11-Xavier Snaer-Williams (Oceanside, Calif.), 1-Chris Toth (Fallbrook, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (4): 2-Chris Albiston (Virgina Beach, Va.), 3-David Mondragon (Santa Cruz, Calif.), 5-Nicolas Perea (Hallandale Beach, Fla.), 6-Jason Santos (Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.)
FORWARDS (7): 4-Tanner Akol (Santa Cruz, Calif.), 9-Alessandro Canale (Venice, Calif.), 13-Fredo Dilbert (Miami, Fla.), 7-Nick Perera (Carlsbad, Calif.), 14-Conner Rezende (Davie, Fla.), 8-Lucas Roque (Sao Paolo, Brazil), 10-Gabriel Silveira (San Francisco, Calif.)
Head Coach: Francis Farberoff
Assistant Coaches: Ben Astorga and Morgan Church
Performance Coach: Daniel Wartner
Drawn into Group A, the USA will face the Russian Football Union, Japan and Paraguay in pool play.
USA – GROUP A SCHEDULE
Thursday, Aug. 19: USA vs. Football Union of Russia (1:30 p.m. ET)
Saturday, Aug. 21: USA vs. Japan (9:30 a.m. ET)
Monday, Aug. 23: USA vs. Paraguay (12 p.m. ET)
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