CHICAGO (March 14, 2019)—The U.S. Soccer Beach National Team will hold its third training camp of the year in Huntington Beach, Calif. from March 14-17. Beach NT head coach Eddie Soto has called in 15 players for the camp.
The Beach NT started the year with January and February training camps in Huntington Beach, and its March camp will continue the USA’s preparation for this spring’s 2019 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship. There, the Beach NT will aim for a top-two finish in order to qualify for its first FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup since 2013.
Eleven players return from the February camp roster, while two players make their first Beach NT appearances of 2019: goalkeeper David Elias and defender Erik Escobedo. Six players were a part of the USA’s 2017 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship squad.
U.S. Beach Soccer National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Juan Cervantes (Los Angeles, Calif.), David Elias (Huntington Beach, Calif.), William Morlock (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
DEFENDERS (11): Tanner Akol (Santa Cruz, Calif.), Christian Blandon (Hollywood, Fla.), Wilfredo Dilbert (Miami, Fla.), Erik Escobedo (Bell Gardens, Calif.) Ryan Futagaki (Gahanna, Ohio), Irving Garcia (Mesa, Ariz.), Bryce Kaminski (San Clemente, Calif.), Jason Leopoldo (Scottsdale, Ariz.), David Mondragon (Santa Cruz, Calif.), Oscar Reyes (Santa Ana, Calif.), Jason Santos (Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.)
FORWARDS (1): Gabriel Silveira (San Francisco, Calif.)