Eddie Soto Calls 16 Players for Pre-Qualifying Friendlies vs. Japan in Florida

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Jan. 13, 2017) – U.S. Beach Soccer National Team head coach Eddie Soto has called 16 players to participate in the team’s first training camp of the year, set to take place from Jan. 12-17 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

The camp will kick off 2017 for the Beach National Team and will include three friendlies against Japan to be played on January 15, 16, and 17.

The roster includes seven players who took part in the team’s last major tournament, the 2016 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup, held in Dubai last December.

The friendlies will serve as preparation for the 2017 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship, which will take place from Feb. 15-27 in Nassau, Bahamas. There, the USA will fight for a spot in the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, set to kick off on April 27 also in Nassau.

The Beach National Team will regroup once again on Feb. 11-15 for a final preparation camp before the CONCACAF Championship.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Juan Cervantes (Los Angeles, Calif.), William Morlock (Grand Rapids, Mich.), Christopher Toth (San Marcos, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (5): Oscar Reyes (Santa Ana, Calif.), Conner Rezende (Davie, Fla.) Jason Santos (Los Gatos, Calif.), Lewie Valentine (Kailua-Kona, Hawaii), Tony Walls (Wauwatosa, Wis.)
FORWARDS (8): Alessandro Canale (Venice, Calif.), Jared Dombrowski (Commercial Point, Ohio) Andrew Feld (Carlsbad, Calif.), Ryan Futagaki (Gahanna, Ohio), Oscar Gil (Hallandale Beach, Fla.), Jason Leopoldo (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Irving Garcia (Phoenix, Ariz.), Calvin Rezende (Davie, Fla.)