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U.S. Beach Soccer Wins Second Game of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying, 5-2, Against Jamaica


PUNTARENAS, Costa Rica (September 14, 2006) - The U.S. Beach Soccer team defeated Jamaica, 5-2, in the second match of the 2006 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament for the 2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

Yuri Morales scored a brace for the U.S., with his first goal coming from the Jamaica half. Morales gained possession, turned and sent his shot into the lower right corner. His second goal was a left-footed rocket from inside the box.

Benyam Astorga scored the third U.S. goal when he volleyed in a cross from Ronald Silva. Anthony Chimienti added the fourth and Silva notched his own goal, making the final score 5-2.

The U.S. will next face Mexico on Sept. 16.

U.S. Beach Soccer Roster - CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship
Goalkeepers (2): Bayard Elfvin, Luis Montanez;
Defenders (5): Francis Farberoff, Joshua Hill, Zak Ibsen, Austin Roman, Brendon Taguinod;
Attackers (5): Benyam Astorga, Anthony Chimienti, Yuri Morales, Ronald Silva, Raphael Xexeo.

Date            Opponent       Result
Sept. 13      Canada          3-0 W
Sept. 14      Jamaica         5-2 W
Sept. 16      Mexico             --
Sept. 17      Costa Rica     --

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