U.S. Beach Soccer Wraps Up Copa Salvador del Mundo
The U.S. Beach Soccer National Team won twice and lost twice at the Copa Salvador del Mundo in El Salvador.
Aug. 6, 2013
CHICAGO (Aug. 6, 2013) – The U.S. Beach Soccer National Team wrapped up the Copa Salvador del Mundo with two games against beach soccer club teams and two international matches against host El Salvador.
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The U.S. kicked off the trip with a 6-4 victory against La Barra de Santiago on Aug. 1, with one goal each from Nick Perera, Jason Leopoldo, Alessandro Canale and Francis Farberoff, and two goals from Michael Enfield.
Two days later, the U.S. defeated San Isidro 10-2 with two goals each from Farberoff, Ryan Futagaki, Adriano Lima and Canale, and one each from Shay Spitz and Andrew Feld.
After the first two matches, the local fans came out in full force to support the host El Salvador with back-to-back matches in front of a sold-out crowd. In the first game, on Aug. 4, the U.S. fell 7-4. The USA took the lead early in the first period but the Salvadoran fans boisterously boosted their team back for the victory. The U.S. got goals from Enfield, Leopoldo, Perera and Futagaki.
The following day, the U.S. fell once again to El Salvador under similarly hostile conditions, this time 4-2, with both goals scored by Perera, who led the team with four goals in the tournament.