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 --