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Hat Trick by Perera Pushes USA on Top

CHICAGO (May 9, 2013) – The U.S. Beach Soccer National Team quickly got on top of group A at the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup CONCACAF Qualifying Tounrament taking place in Nassau (Bahamas) with a 5-2 win against Guatemala.

In the opening fixture of the competition, three goals by Nick Perera spearheaded the U.S. to earn its first three points. The U.S. will take its next step towards qualifying for the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup when the team takes on Puerto Rico on May 9, at 1:15 p.m. ET in Nassau.