Soto Names Roster for Final Training Camp Ahead of the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship
U.S. Beach Soccer Men’s National Team head coach Eddie Soto will hold its final domestic training camp before the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship from Nov. 10-13 in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Soto will use the 18-player camp to finalize his 12-man selection to represent the United States at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifying event, which will be held from Dec. 1-5 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
The U.S. last qualified for the annual FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in 2007, and eight players who are part of this camp participated in Rio de Janeiro: Luis Montanez, Francis Farberoff, Zack Ibsen, Jevin Albuquerque, Yuri Morales, Ronald Silva, Brendon Taguinod and Raphael Xexeo.
Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Mike McAndrews (UC Santa Barbara; Long Beach, Calif.), Luis Montañez (Santa Clara Sporting; Hayward, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (7): Joe Cartlidge (So Cal Beach FC; Redondo Beach, Calif.), Francis Farberoff (Rio Beach Soccer; Hollywood, Fla.), Giovanni Garcia (Pugg BS Club; Miami, Fla.), Zack Ibsen (El Farolito SC; San Francisco, Calif.), Eric Meister (Doxa Italia; Coto de Caza, Calif), Austin Roman (UC Santa Cruz; San Diego, Calif.), Lewie Valentine (US Sand Soccer; Oceanside, Calif.)
FORWARDS (9): Jevin Albuquerque (Pugg BS Club; Santa Cruz, Calif.), Josh Barton (San Diego Sockers; Murrieta, Calif.), Anthony Chimienti (Sacramento Knights FC; El Dorado Hills, Calif.), Ryan Futagaki (Chicago Fire; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Yuri Morales (BST Zurich; San Francisco, Calif.), Ronald Silva (LA Beach Soccer; San Francisco, Calif.), Brendon Taguinod (BST Zurich; Santa Cruz, Calif.), Skyler Thuresson (PSA Elite; Long Beach, Calif.), Raphael Xexeo (BS Club; Brasil; Lawndale, Calif.)