PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (May 13, 2019) – The U.S. Beach Soccer National Team began the 2019 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship in convincing fashion, routing newcomers Bonaire 14-1 on Monday afternoon at the Visit Puerto Vallarta Stadium in Mexico.
Tanner Akol got things started with a bicycle kick in the first minute to set the tone. He then added another on a shot from 20 yards, which was followed by two of Nick Perera’s five on the day, including a bike and converted penalty kick after Oscar Reyes drew the call near the sideline.
The USA built on the lead in the second period with seven goals. Alessandro Canale set up two goals for David Mondragon – including one on a bike; Jason Leopoldo scored on a volley and penalty kick, and Ryan Futagaki, Oscar Reyes and Perera added goals from the run of play.
Bonaire tallied their first-ever goal in the tournament to start the third period. A foul was called on USA defender Adriano dos Santos, and Bonaire’s Henrich Beaumont hit the direct kick past the diving attempt of USA goalkeeper Juan Cervantes, who played the second and start of the third period. The USA added two more goals by Perera and one from dos Santos to close out the rout.
Up Next: The USA will face Antigua and Barbuda on Wednesday, May 15. In the first match between the two other USA opponents, Bahamas defeated Antigua and Barbuda 7-4 earlier in the day. All of the USA’s matches can be seen live on UDN and the ConcacafGo app.
- The 14 goals are the USA’s most ever in a World Cup Qualifying match. The previous single-game high was nine goals vs. Bahamas in 2013 and vs. El Salvador in 2007.
- The 13 goal margin of victory is also the highest ever in this tournament, surpassing the previous high of seven (twice).
- Seven different players scored goals for the USA. The previous high was six players (three times).
- Four players scored two or more goals: Tanner Akol, David Mondragon, Jason Leopoldo and Nick Perera.
- Perera added five more goals to his all-time record for most WCQ goals and now sits at 29.
- This was the eighth time Perera has scored multiple goals in this, his fourth Concacaf Championship, and the most he’s scored in one match. His previous high was four on April 15, 2015 vs. Jamaica.
- Akol, Mondragon and Adriano dos Santos each scored their first goals in their first World Cup Qualifying match.
- Ryan Futagaki now has eight career goals in this tournament. With his brace Leopoldo has five, and Oscar Reyes scored his third all-time.
-U.S. Beach Soccer National Team Match Report-
Match: U.S. Beach Soccer National Team vs. Bonaire
Date: May 13, 2019
Competition: 2019 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship; Group C
Venue: Visit Puerto Vallarta Stadium, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Kickoff: 5:45 p.m. ET
Weather: 85 degrees, clear
Scoring Summary: 1 2 3 F
USA 4 7 3 14
BON 0 0 1 1
USA – Tanner Akol 1st minute
USA – Tanner Akol 3
USA – Nick Perera 4
USA – Nick Perera (penalty) 7
USA – Ryan Futagaki 16
USA – David Mondragon 18
USA – David Mondragon 20
USA – Jason Leopoldo 20
USA – Nick Perera 23
USA – Jason Leopoldo (penalty) 24
USA – Oscar Reyes 24
BON – Henrich Beaumont 27
USA – Nick Perera 28
USA – Adriano dos Santos 32
USA – Nick Perera 33
USA: 1-Chris Toth, 2-Jason Leopoldo, 4-Adrian dos Santos, 7-Nick Perera 8-Tanner Akol
Substitutes: 12-Juan Cervantes, 3-Ryan Futagaki, 6-Jason Santos, 9-Franck Tayou, 10-Oscar Reyes, 11-David Mondragon
Head coach: Eddie Soto
BON: 1-Andrew Wout, 2-Edson Stint, 7-Elionard Janga, 9-Giandro Steba, 10-Cristian Zuniga
Substitutes: 12-Ruviano Josephia, 3-Alsy Anthony, 4-Gilbertson Piard 5-Felix Raydolf, 6-Clifford Martis, 8-Ruvelio Josephia, 11-Henrich Beaumont
Head coach: Hubert Cicilia
USA – Ryan Futagaki (caution) 36th minute
Referee: Miguel Aguilar (MEX)
Second Referee: Luis Torres (CRC)
Third Referee: Gumercindo Batista (PAN)
Fourth Official: Mario Nava (MEX)
ussoccer.com Man of the Match: TBD