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- U. S. Beach Soccer National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. Beach Soccer National Team vs. Mexico
Date: April 3, 2015
Competition: 2015 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship
Venue: Estadio de Fútbol de Playa Costa del Sol; San Salvador, El Salvador.
Kickoff: 9:00 p.m. ET
Attendance: ---
Weather: ----

Scoring Summary:               1          2          3          F
USA                                        1          0          2          3
MEX                                        2          1          1          4

MEX                Angel Rodriguez         1st minute
MEX                Adrian Gonzalez         4
USA                Nick Perera                 7
MEX                Francisco Cati             16
USA                Lewie Valentine           29
USA                Andrew Feld                30
MEX                Angel Rodriguez         31


Lineups:

USA: Chris Toth, Lewie Valentine, Andrew Feld, Jason Leopoldo Nick Perera (capt.),
Subs: Alessandro Canale, Harry Abraham, Chris Cummings, Aldo Balsano, Max Griffin, Ryan Futagaki, Jason Santos

Head Coach: Eddie Soto

MEX: Miguel Estrada, Angel Rodriguez, Francisco Cati, Gerardo Gomez, Diego Rodriguez
Subs: Manuel Corona, Carlos Hernandez, Adrian Gonzalez, Abdiel Villa, David Gonzalez, Gonzalo Pichardo, Ramon Maldonado

Head Coach:  Ramon Raya Mejia

Misconduct Summary: 
MEX – Abdiel Villa (caution)               32nd minute
USA – Jason Leopoldo (caution)        32

Referee:
Antonio Pereira

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On Friday, April 3, the USA faced Mexico in the semifinals in a highly-contested match that would see the winner not only advance to the championship match, but also qualify for the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Mexico started strong and soon held a big lead over the USA. However, the stars and striped fought its way back to tie the matchup 3-3 with less than 10 minutes of play left. Mexico wasted no time however, and notched its fourth tally minutes later to claim the 4-3 victory and leave the USA without a World Cup spot.

The following night, the USA faced host-nation El Salvador in the third place game in front of thousands of fans. The environment proved advantageous to the locals, who finished in third place after a 5-2 effort over the U.S. side. 

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The camp will serve as preparation before the team heads to San Salvador, El Salvador to defend its title at the 2015 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship, which runs from March 28-April 4 at Estadio de Fútbol de Playa Costa del Sol in San Salvador.

The U.S. will open Group C play against Antigua & Barbuda on March 28, take on Barbados on March 30, and play the Bahamas on March 31.

For the first time in its history, the tournament will feature a record 16 nations vying for two qualifying spots for the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Portugal from July 9-19.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Aldo Balsano (Miami United; Miami, Fla.), Chris Toth (San Diego Sockers; Fallbrook, Calif.), Carlos Quezada (Miami United; Miami, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (7): Harry Abraham (San Diego Fusion; San Diego, Calif.), Chris Cummings (UCLA; Chatsworth, Calif.), Richard Flores (UCLA; Lennox, Calif.), Giovanni Garcia (Miami United; Miami, Fla.), Jason Santos (California Davis; Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.), Joseph Santos (CETF; Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.), Lewie Valentine (US Sand Soccer; Oceanside, Calif.)
FORWARDS (5): Alessandro Canale (UC San Diego; Venice Beach, Calif.), Andrew Feld (University of San Diego; Carlsbad, Calif.), Ryan Futagaki (Chicago Fire; Fountain Valley, Calif.), Jason Leopoldo (UCLA; Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Nick Perera (San Diego Sockers; San Diego, Calif.)

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (Jan. 27, 2015) – The U.S. Beach Soccer National Team will face the Bahamas, Barbados and Antigua and Barbuda in Group C at the 2015 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship, from March 28-April 4 in El Salvador. The Official Draw took place today at the Intercontinental Real San Salvador Hotel.

The U.S. will open Group C play against Antigua and Barbuda on March 28, face Barbados on March 30, and the Bahamas on March 31 to wrap up group matches.

"We are eager and looking forward to defend our championship," said U.S. Beach Soccer National Team head coach Eddie Soto. "These next few weeks are key for us in preparing for the tournament. Although we are familiar with Bahamas and Barbados, Antigua is a bit of an unknown. With 16 nations fighting for two World Cup spots this will be the most difficult qualification yet. CONCACAF and the LOC in El Salvador have worked hard to host a first-class event."

A record of 16 participating nations were separated into four groups of four, all of which will engage in round-robin play over the tournament’s first four match days, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the next round. All eight teams will then play on the remaining match dates. Quarterfinals will then take place on April 2, semifinals on April 3 and finals on April 4.

The two finalists will then compete for the regional crown and also automatically qualify for the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Portugal, July 9-19.

The defending CONCACAF champions, the USA has won the event twice, once in 2006 and most recently in 2013. Its latest title came after an undefeated championship run that culminated with a 5-4 victory over El Salvador in the tournament final. Alongside Mexico, the USA is the only other nation in the Confederation with two titles in the event.

Group A will consist of El Salvador, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Belize. Group B is made up of Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, Guadeloupe and Turks and Caicos. Group D is headed by Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

All tournament matches will be held at Estadio de Futbol de Playa Costa del Sol in San Salvador, capital city of El Salvador. The complete tournament schedule will be released at a later date.


First Round Groups

Group A

  1. El Salvador
  2. Jamaica
  3. Puerto Rico
  4. Belize

Group B

  1. Mexico
  2. Trinidad & Tobago
  3. Guadeloupe
  4. Turks and Caicos

Group C

  1. USA
  2. Bahamas
  3. Barbados
  4. Antigua & Barbuda

Group D

  1. Costa Rica
  2. Guatemala
  3. Panama
  4. U.S. Virgin Islands
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