CHICAGO (Nov. 8, 2019) – U.S. Males’s Seaside Soccer Nationwide Workforce head coach Eddie Soto has chosen a 12-player roster that may symbolize the USA on the 2019 FIFA Seaside Soccer World Cup in Asuncion, Paraguay from Nov. 21 to Dec. 1.
The crew consists of 5 gamers who return from the USA’s final FIFA Seaside Soccer World Cup look in 2013 in Tahiti, together with captain Nick Perera and goalkeeper Chris Toth, who have been lately named among the many Prime 50 Seaside Soccer gamers on this planet for a 3rd consecutive yr. Additionally returning are Alessandro Canale, Jason Leopoldo, and veteran Ryan Futagaki, who has the distinctive distinction of getting additionally performed for the USA on the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship in Nigeria.
2019 U.S. Males’s Seaside Soccer Nationwide Workforce World Cup Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Juan Cervantes (Los Angeles, Calif.), Chris Toth (Fallbrook, Calif.),
DEFENDERS (4): Adriano Dos Santos (Baltimore, Md.), Ryan Futagaki (Huntington Seaside, Calif.), Oscar Reyes (Santa Ana, Calif.), Jason Santos (Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.)
FORWARDS (6): Alessandro Canale (Venice, Calif.), Jason Leopoldo (Scottsdale, Ariz.), David Mondragon (Santa Cruz, Calif.) Nick Perera (Carlsbad, Calif.), Lucas Roque (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), Gabriel Silveira (San Francisco, Cali.)
“We’ve been lucky sufficient to have a whole lot of occasions and coaching camps, so we have been capable of consider our guys in recreation conditions,” stated Soto, who additionally coached the USA’s 2013 Seaside Soccer World Cup crew. “We’re going to be trying to these veterans. They’re skilled; they have been in a whole lot of World Cup qualifiers and within the final World Cup in Tahiti, so we’re going to be leaning on them to return up massive for us in video games. And the younger guys, they’ve proven rather well this yr. It’s a superb combine, and I’m excited for the group to return collectively, compete and give attention to getting three factors in our first match in opposition to Switzerland.”
The crew will maintain a pre-camp in Buenos Aires, Argentina from Nov. 7-17 earlier than departing for Asuncion, Paraguay. The USA was drawn into Group A on the 2019 FIFA Seaside Soccer World Cup and can face Switzerland on Nov. 21, Japan on Nov. 23 and Paraguay on Nov. 25.
Followers can comply with the crew on Instagram at @ussoccer_beach and twitter at @ussoccer.
Canale (2 targets), Futagaki (1 objective), Leopoldo (1 objective) and Perera (5 targets) performed in all three video games for the USA on the 2013 FIFA Seaside Soccer World Cup in Tahiti, combining to attain 9 of the USA’s 13 targets. Toth appeared in two matches in objective.
Perera’s 5 targets in 2013 have been probably the most for American in any single FIFA Seaside Soccer World Cup, surpassing the 4 Raphael Xexeo scored within the 2006 event.
Perera can be the USA’s all-time main scorer in World Cup qualifying with 37 (Concacaf Seaside Soccer Championships: 11 in 2013, 10 in 2015, Four in 2017, and 13 in 2019).
The roster additionally consists of 10 of the 12 gamers who helped the USA qualify for the World Cup by ending second within the 2019 Concacaf Seaside Soccer Championship in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Canale, Cervantes, Dos Santos, Futagaki, Leopoldo, Mondragon, Reyes, Santos, Perera and Toth.
Futagaki who started taking part in with the BSNT in 2008, Leopoldo (2009) and Reyes (2010) are probably the most tenured members of the crew.
Along with Futagaki, who performed within the 1999 FIFA World Youth World Championship (Below-20) and U-23 MNT on the 1999 Pan American Video games, Leopoldo was a part of the U.S. Youth Nationwide Workforce program from U-15 to U-23 and was on the 2005 Milk Cup profitable crew. Reyes and Cervantes have been additionally referred to as in to U-17 YNT camps.
Eight gamers performed collegiately and earned levels, led by 4 former UCLA Bruins: Futagaki, Leopoldo, Oscar Reyes and Juan Cervantes. Canale (UC-San Diego), Jason Santos (UC-Davis), Gabe Silveira (Sacramento State) and Perera (UC-Santa Barbara) are the opposite graduates.
Lucas Roque, who made his BSNT debut on the 2017 Puerto Vallarta Cup, returned to the sand for the primary time since that event in September after recovering from a second ACL surgical procedure in 2018.
Adriano dos Santos, Roque and Perera have additionally performed for the U.S. Males’s Futsal NT.
Toth and Perera have been nominated among the many Prime 50 Seaside Soccer gamers in 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Seaside Soccer Worldwide, the sports activities organizing physique.
4 gamers additionally performed membership soccer on present Improvement Academy sides: Reyes (Strikers FC Irvine), Cervantes (Pateadores – 2010/11 DA U18 Champions; LA Galaxy), David Mondragon (De Anza Drive) and Silveira (Marin FC). Leopoldo performed for SoCal United, which later merged to kind Actual SoCal.
Three gamers play within the Main Area Soccer League: Perera (Tacoma Stars), Toth (Ontario Fury), Dos Santos (Baltimore Blast)
Cervantes, Reyes and Santos have participated in all seven camps in 2019.
Head coach Eddie Soto leads the crew to his second FIFA Seaside Soccer World Cup, having additionally been on the helm in 2013. He’s assisted by former BSNT captain Francis Farberoff, the one participant to play in every of the USA’s first 4 Seaside Soccer World Cup appearances (2005, 2006, 2007, 2013).