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2017 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship

Nassau, Bahamas

Five Things to Know About the 2017 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship

The U.S. Beach National Team is currently in Nassau, Bahamas competing at the 2017 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship. While the team gets ready to take on Trinidad and Tobago in their Group C finale Thursday (8 p.m. ET; UDN, CONCACAF Facebook) here are five things to know about CONCACAF’s Beach World Cup qualifying tournament.

The Tournament

The CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship is the regional championship for beach soccer in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The tournament serves as CONCACAF’s regional qualifying tournament for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, with the 2017 edition taking place from April 27-May 7 in Nassau, Bahamas.

Beginning in 2005, qualifying for the Beach Soccer World Cup was a combined event between North and South America, but following the 2007 edition, CONCACAF has hosted its own Beach Soccer qualifying tournament.

Since parting ways with CONMEBOL, there have been seven editions of the CONCACAF Championship, with Mexico claiming three titles (2008, 2011, 2015), USA taking the crown twice (2006, 2013), and one crown for El Salvador (2009).

The USA and Mexico are the only two countries that have qualified for every edition of the tournament (joint and separate), while Costa Rica has only missed the 2005 edition.

Tournament Format

The format of the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship begins with 16 teams divided into four, four-team groups. The top two finishers from each group advance to the knockout stage, where the two finalists join World Cup hosts, the Bahamas as CONCACAF’s three representatives to the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Should the Bahamas or non-FIFA member Guadeloupe advance to the final, the next highest finisher would earn the spot or spots.

Team USA

Team USA brought an experienced squad to the tournament and has found its groove early, using a Nick Perera hat trick to defeat U.S. Virgin Island 8-1 (Feb. 20) before a brace from Lewie Valentine led them past Antigua and Barbuda 7-2 (Feb. 22).

The U.S. Beach team currently sits atop Group C as they take on second place Trinidad & Tobago in their group finale on Feb. 23. The U.S. and Trinidad & Tobago have both accumulated six points, but the USA sits in first place by virtue of a superior goal differential. With both teams already qualified for the Knockout Round, Thursday’s match will determine which team advances in first place of Group C.

U.S. Beach National Team

Key Opponents

While the U.S. Beach squad is a top contender, they’ll have to get through some serious competition to qualify for the 2017 World Cup. Tournament host, Bahamas, has won all three matches in their group. Although they have already automatically qualified for the World Cup as hosts, the Baha Boyz will be on the hunt for their first CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship title.

Group B includes three-time winners and defending champions Mexico and 2006 runners-up Canada. Meanwhile, Group D contains two of CONCACAF’s heavy hitters. El Salvador and Costa Rica are ranked second and fourth for the region according to the overall world rankings and are favorites to progress in the tournament.

Where to Watch

The U.S. takes on Trinidad & Tobago to close out group play on Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can watch this match and every other match of the tournament live on CONCACAF’s Facebook page and TV on UDN.

The knockout round and placement matches kick off on Feb. 24, with the tournament final set for Sunday, Feb. 26.

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Schedule

Date Time Matchup Venue Watch

Results

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
BAH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
JAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BLZ
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GUY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
MEX
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BRB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GLP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group C

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
USA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TRI
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ATG
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
VIR
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group D

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
SLV
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CRC
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PAN
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TCA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group A Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Feb. 20 Bahamas vs. Guyana 8 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 20 Jamaica vs. Belize 4:15 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 21 Guyana vs. Jamaica 6:45 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 21 Belize vs. Bahamas 8 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 22 Belize vs. Guyana 5:30 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 22 Bahamas vs. Jamaica 8 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas

Group B Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Feb. 20
Barbados vs. Canada 1:45 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 20
Mexico vs. Guadeloupe 5:30 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 21
Guadeloupe vs. Barbados 4:15 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 21
Canada vs. Mexico 5:30 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 23
Canada vs. Guadeloupe 1:45 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 23
Mexico vs. Barbados 5:30 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas

Group C Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Feb. 20 Trinidad & Tobago vs. Antigua & Barbuda 3 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 20 United States vs. US Virgin Islands 6:45 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 22 US Virgin Islands vs. Trinidad & Tobago 1:45 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 22 Antigua & Barbuda vs. United States 6:45 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 23 Antigua & Barbuda vs. US Virgin Islands 3 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 23 United States vs. Trinidad & Tobago 8 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas

Group D Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Feb. 21
Costa Rica vs. Panama 1:45 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 21
El Salvador vs. Turks & Caicos Islands 3 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 22
Turks & Caicos Islands vs. Costa Rica 3 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 22
Panama vs. El Salvador 4:15 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 23
Panama vs. Turks & Caicos Islands 4:15 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 23 El Salvador vs. Costa Rica 6:45 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas

Playoff Schedule

Placement Matches

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Feb. 24 4B vs. 4D 11:15 a.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 24
4A vs. 4C 12:30 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 24
3B vs. 3D 1:45 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 24
3A vs. 3C 3 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 25 TBD vs. TBD 11:15 a.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 25 TBD vs. TBD
12:30 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 25 TBD vs. TBD 1:45 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 25 TBD vs. TBD
3 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 25 TBD vs. TBD 4:15 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 25 TBD vs. TBD 5:30 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas

Quarterfinals

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Feb. 24 TBD vs. TBD 4:15 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 24
TBD vs. TBD
5:30 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 24
TBD vs. TBD
6:45 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 24
TBD vs. TBD
8 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas

Semifinals

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Feb. 25
TBD vs. TBD 6:45 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas
Feb. 25
TBD vs. TBD 8 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas

15th Place Match

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Feb. 26 TBD vs. TBD 11:15 a.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas

13th Place Match

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Feb. 26 TBD vs. TBD 12:30 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas

11th Place Match

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Feb. 26 TBD vs. TBD 1:45 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas

9th Place Match

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Feb. 26 TBD vs. TBD 3 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas

7th Place Match

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Feb. 26 TBD vs. TBD 4:15 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas

5th Place Match

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Feb. 26 TBD vs. TBD 5:30 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas

Third Place

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Feb. 26 TBD vs. TBD 6:45 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas

Final

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Feb. 26
TBD vs. TBD 8 p.m. Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility; Nassau, Bahamas

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 finishers from each group will advance to the quarterfinals, while the third- and fourth-placed teams will continue playing in placement matches over the final three match dates. Two (2) additional CONCACAF teams will join host Bahamas as the three (3) CONCACAF representatives in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, set to take place from April 27-May 7. The finalists will earn the tickets, unless host Bahamas – already qualified for the World Cup -- or non-FIFA member Guadeloupe advances to the final, in which case the next-highest finisher would earn the spot. 

U.S. Beach Soccer National Team - 2017 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship Stats

Record: 0-0-0 

Player Pos G Pts Y/R
Alessandro Canale F 0 0 0/0
Juan Cervantes GK 0 0 0/0
Andrew Feld F 0 0 0/0
Ryan Futagaki F 0 0 0/0
Irving Garcia F 0 0 0/0
Jason Leopoldo F 0 0 0/0
Nick Perera F 0 0 0/0
Oscar Reyes D 0 0 0/0
Jason Santos D 0 0 0/0
Christopher Toth GK 0 0 0/0
Lewie Valentine D 0 0 0/0
Matthew Van Zytveld F 0 0 0/0
    0 0 0/0
Own Goal        
Totals   0 0 0/0

2017 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name GS GF GA SO W-L-T
Juan Cervantes 0 0 0 0 0-0-0
Christopher Toth 0 0 0 0 0-0-0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0-0-0
Opponent Totals 0 0 0 0 0-0-0

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