Beach Soccer Team to Participate in 2011 Miami Cup
The U.S. Beach Soccer National Team will participate in the 2011 Miami Cup from April 29 – May 1 in Miami, Fla.
April 21, 2011
Soto returns only two players from the U.S. team that finished the 2010 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship in third place, narrowly missing a place in the 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, which will be played from Sept. 1-11 in Italy. Those two players – Francis Faberoff and Oscar Gil – will lead a relatively young side, whose average age is just 25 years old.
U.S. Beach Soccer National Team Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (2): Brian Rowe (UCLA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Sergio Valle (BA Ambassadors / NPSL;
Union City, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (4): Chris Cummings (UCLA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Francis Farberoff (Rio Beach Soccer; Hollywood, Fla.), Giovanni Garcia (Pugg BS Club; Miami, Fla.), Rafael Garia (CSUN; Canoga Park, Calif.)
FORWARDS (4): Victor Chavez (UCLA; Riverside, Calif.), Oscar Gil (Rio Beach Soccer; Hollywood, Fla.), Fernando Monge, Jr. (UCLA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Jason Leopoldo (UCLA; Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
National Team Staff
Head Coach: Eddie Soto (Seal Beach, Calif.)
Assistant Coach: German Laverde (Long Beach, Calif.)
Team Coordinator: David Gálvez, Sr. (Tracy, Calif.)
Athletic Trainer: Henrique Catala (Miami, Fla.)