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
|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.)