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CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Postponed

CHICAGO (April 28, 2009) – The CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship scheduled to begin Wednesday in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has been postponed indefinitely due to the growing concerns of swine flu in the country. The U.S. Beach Soccer National Team was scheduled to face Bahamas and Costa Rica in Group B of the regional championship.

CONCACAF and Beach Soccer Worldwide, the organizer for the event, elected to postpone the tournament one day after the decision to cancel the remainder of the CONCACAF U-17 Championship. The U.S. U-17 Men's National Team was taking part in the tournament in Tijuana, Mexico, winning all three of their group games and earning qualification for the FIFA U-17 World Cup before the tournament's cancellation.

A new date for the six-team CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship, which was to conclude Sunday with the title match, has not been determined. Different options are being evaluated with local authorities.