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U.S. Futsal National Team Set to Travel to Brazil


The U.S. Fustal National Team is preparing to travel to Brazil in May as the team begins preparations for the CONCACAF Futsal Championship.

The Futsal team, led by head coach Keith Tozer, will embark on a 10-day trip to South America where the squad will train and play multiple matches against Brazilian club teams. Prior to leaving the country, the team will meet up in Miami to conduct a three-day training camp.

Tozer named a squad of 14 players for the trip, 11 of whom compete in the MISL in the United States. The team includes midfielder Denison Cabral whose recent hat trick in the MISL Final helped the Baltimore Blast to a 14-11 championship victory over La Raza de Monterrey in Milwaukee, Wis.

The trip to Brazil will serve as an important tune up for the team as it looks towards the CONCACAF Futsal Championship which kicks off June 3 in Guatemala. The U.S. has been drawn into Group B with Haiti, Panama and Costa Rica. The top three teams in the regional tournament qualify for the FIFA Futsal World Cup to be held in Brazil from Sept. 30 to October 19.

U.S. Futsal National Team
Miami, Florida & Fotaleza, Brazil
Miami, Florida: May 1 - May 4
Fortaleza, Brazil: May 5 - May 10

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Birth Date Hometown Club
Mike Apple F 6'1" 190 6/22/1977 Akron, Ohio Detroit Ignition
Jamar Beasley F 5'10" 165 10/11/1979 Fort Wayne, Ind. Detroit Ignition
Denison Cabral M 5'4" 160 1/26/1974 Florianopolis, Brazil Baltimore Blast
Dan DeGeer M 5'9" 155 9/4/1985 Portland, Org. -
Chile Farias F 5'6" 155 5/15/1976 Los Angeles, Calif. Chicago Storm
Matt Hatzke M 5'9" 155 12/27/1985 San Jose, Calif. San Jose Earthquakes
Pat Morris D 5'9" 185 6/6/1977 Philadelphia, Pa. Philadelphia Kixx
Ptah Myers M 5'10" 175 5/25/1982 Columbus, Ohio Philadelphia Kixx
Sandre Naumoski M 5'8" 160 7/3/1979 Philadelphia, Pa. Philadelphia Kixx
Jeff Richey GK 6'0" 180 2/6/1978 Fort Wayne, Ind. Chicago Storm
Andy Rosenband M 5'7" 150 4/27/1981 Hammond, Ind. Chicago Storm
Chris Schwarze D 5'8" 185 3/9/1983 Camarillo, Calif. -
Matthew Stewart M 5'8" 145 9/17/1976 El Paso, Texas Chicago Storm
Nick Vorberg GK 6'0" 185 2/10/1975 Grants Pass, Org. Milwaukee Wave

Futsal National Team Staff

Head Coach: Keith Tozer (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Assistant Coach: Vilmar “VAVA” Marques (Mountain View, Calif.)
Goalkeeper Coach: Mark Litton (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Team Doctor: Dr. Nick Romanski (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Team Coordinator: Bryan Koch (Greenfield, Wis.)
Equipment Coordinator: Silvestre Lara (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Athletic Trainer: Anton Rill (Chicago, Ill.)

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