USA ROSTER FOR 2021 CONCACAF BEACH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Chris Toth (San Marcos, Calif., 12-Esteban Sapetnitzky (Miami, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (4): 2-Jason Santos (Cardiff-By-Sea, Calif.), 3-David Mondragon (Santa Cruz, Calif.), 5-Nicolas Perea (Hollywood, Fla.), 10-Gabe Silveira (San Francisco, Calif.)
FORWARDS (6): 4-Fredo Dilbert (Miami, Fla.), 6-Chris Albiston (Virginia Beach, Va.),7-Nick Perera (Carlsbad, Calif.), 8-Alessandro Canale (Venice, Calif.) 9-Antonio Chavez (Oceanside, Cali.), 11-Conner Rezende (Davie, Fla.)
Head Coach: Francis Farberoff (Miami, Fla.)
Assistant Coach: Ben Astorga (Miami, Fla.)
Performance Coach: Daniel Wartner (Atlanta, Ga.)
USA ROSTER NUMERICAL
Jersey #, Name, Position, Age, Height, Weight, Hometown
#1 CHRIS TOTH | GOALKEEPER | 31 | 6-1 | 178 | SAN MARCOS, CALIF.
Born August 4, 1989 in San Diego, Calif…is a third generation goalkeeper: grandfather György was well-known pro outdoor player in Hungary…father, Zoltan, also a former Hungarian international, defected to the USA and became a legend in the pro indoor game with the San Diego Sockers…Born with a rare heart condition that required surgery at birth, Chris attended Fallbrook HS and was a field player until doctors discover that he would need another heart procedure…following surgery was advised to consider less running - and so he turned to goalkeeping…played one year at Mira Costa College before turning pro and has been one of the top goalkeepers in both pro indoor and international beach soccer for several years…has played in the MASL with San Diego, Ontario and Tacoma, winning three Goalkeeper of the Year awards…has played Beach with clubs in Spain and Hungary, and has been named Top 50 Beach Soccer Players in the world three times…member of the U.S. Beach NT at the 2013 and 2019 (1 goal) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cups… has six career WCQ goals in four Concacaf Championships: 1 in 2013, 2 in 2015, 3 in 2017, 0 in 2019…WATCH: 12 STORIES PROFILE...IG: @christoth31
#2 JASON SANTOS | DEFENDER | 32 | 6-0 | 185 | CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CALIF.
Born June 29, 1988 in Southern California...has Spanish and Mexican ancestry…played at La Costa Canyon High School (league All-American) and club with Surf Soccer in Del Mar, Calif…played at UC Davis, graduating with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering…had tryouts in Mexico and Spain, and pro indoor stint with San Diego Sockers…while always into his studies and soccer, enjoys the surf and the snow with the occasional attempts to learn how to fly through skydiving…made his Beach NT debut against Japan in the 2014 Portugal Mundialito…next month scored hat trick against Brazil in Florida…member of USA teams at the 2015, 2017 (2 goals) and 2019 Concacaf Championships and 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (1 goal)…is a Civil Engineer in San Diego…volunteers his time helping teach land development to high school and college students...WATCH: 12 STORIES PROFILE...IG: @sandtoesesq
#3 DAVID MONDRAGON | DEFENDER | 29 | 5-6 | 156 | SANTA CRUZ, CALIF.
Born Oct. 18, 1991 in Santa Cruz, Calif…nicknamed ‘Güero,’…parents are from Mexico…Played club with Santa Cruz County Breakers and De Anza Force, and briefly at Cabrillo College…was introduced to beach soccer at age 13 and influenced by former U.S. Beach MNT players Jevan Albuquerque and Yuri Morales…paid his way to tryout with U.S. Beach MNT but was not selected…later was on a club team that scrimmaged the USA and caught coach’s eye after scoring twice…debut with Beach MNT in 2017 Puerto Vallarta Cup against France…first goal was against Colombia, and also scored against Mexico - celebrating by doing the Cauhtemémoc Blanco pose (his idol)…scored 3 goals at the 2019 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship and was member of the USA team at the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup…WATCH: 12 STORIES PROFILE...IG: @wedventures
#4 FREDO DILBERT | FORWARD | 23 | 5-9 | 140 | MIAMI, FLA.
Born Nov. 25, 1997 in Miami…full name is Wilfredo Antonio Ramos Dilbert…mom Alicia Hodgson is from Honduras…dad Erich Kuhnke is born in Miami but raised in Germany and played for Frankfurt’s reserve team and in the beach soccer circuit for over 20 years…was always home-schooled, and played for Sports Leadership & Management High School in Miami…played club with Miami Shores, and began playing beach soccer at age 14…was recruited to play at Florida Gulf Coast Univ but did not attend…briefly attended and played at Palm Beach Atlantic Univ…had 1.5 month trial at Fortuna Dusseldorf and continues to pursue a career in beach soccer….earned first Beach NT cap against Iran at the 2018 Intercontinental Cup in Dubai…was among the final 15 player pool for the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup but did not make the final 12-player roster…IG: @fredoad
#5 NICOLAS PEREA | DEFENDER | 28 | 6-0 | 168 | HALLANDALE BEACH, FLA.
Born August 6, 1992 in in Bucaramanga, Colombia…friends refer to him as Nico (“Neeko”)…moved to USA when he was seven…bilingual ENG/ESP... played club at Weston FC…played four years at Syracuse University, first Orangemen men’s soccer team to qualify for NCAA College Cup tournament…made Sweet 16 as sophomore year…graduated with Psychology degree…played with Jacksonville Armada and Rio Grande Valley…was identify by Beach MNT coach Farberoff during 2018 camp in Ft. Lauderdale…first Beach NT camp was January 2019…joined Indy Eleven for 2019 season…assists IG influencer and girlfriend Taylor Dante with handle @taystytravels with creative content and logistic…IG: @nicolasperea
#6 CHRIS ALBISTON | FORWARD | 28 | 6-0 | 165 | VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
Born Sept. 26, 1992 in Virginia Beach… played club soccer with Beach FC…played at Frank W. Cox High School, helping team to 25-0 record and a No.1 national ranking per ESPN.com in 2010…back-to-back state champs (2009 and 2010)…played four years at William & Mary University, graduating in 2015…then attended four years at Univ. of Richmond Law School…played for HRSC Elite in the North American Sand Soccer Championships U.S. Open and caught the eyes of Beach NT coaches…made Beach MNT debut at the 2018 Balaton Cup in Hungary against Japan, scoring the tying goal in 5-3 win…was among the final 15 player pool for the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup but did not make the final 12-player roster…passed bar exam in fall of 2019 and is an attorney in Virginia…IG: @chris_albiston
#7 NICK PERERA | FORWARD | 34 | 6-3 | 200 | ENCINITAS, CALIF.
Born June 5, 1986…in Madrid, Spain to American mom, Spanish dad…family moved to Brussels Belgium when he was one year old…speaks English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian and Portuguese…family moved to San Diego, Calif. when he was 18…played at UC Santa Barbara as a walk-on, later leading the school to the 2006 NCAA College Cup final, scoring in the 2-1 win over UCLA…graduated with English degree…joined two Spanish lower division clubs but chose to return to San Diego and tried out for indoor giants, San Diego Sockers…simultaneously introduced to beach, and committed to the five-aside disciplines…made Beach MNT debut in 2011 at Miami Cup against Mexico, Spain and Brazil...is the USA’s all-time leading scorer with 99 goals entering 2021, and 37 goals in WCQ…has scored 7 goals at two FIFA Beach Soccer World Cups (5 in 2013, 2 in 2019) …current player/coach of Tacoma Stars (MASL)…has earned numerous accolades on turf and sand, including MASL MVP (2019) and three Top 50 Beach Soccer Player Worldwide twice…WATCH: 12 STORIES PROFILE...IG: @nickperera_soccer
#8 ALESSANDRO CANALE | FORWARD | 31 | 5-9 | 180 | VENICE BEACH, CALIF.
Born Dec. 29, 1989 in Santa Monica, Calif and grew up in Venice Beach…dad is Italian, mom is from Costa Rica…played club soccer for Santa Monica United Scorpions; played at Santa Monica High School, also one year at Santa Monica College before transferring to UC-San Diego for final two years, where he earned degree in Urban Studies and Planning…has appeared in Oreos, KFC, Dr. Pepper commercials and episode of Malcolm in the Middle…dad is an actor…made Beach MNT debut in 2013 versus El Salvador…youngest member of the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup team (2 goals), and veteran of 2019 World Cup (3 goals)…fourth all-time leading scorer in World Cup Qualifying with 14 goals…played for the Tacoma Stars (MASL) during the 2020-21 season…owns a boutique creative design business called “Pattern Pending”…WATCH: 12 STORIES PROFILE...IG: @ssvndro
#9 ANTONIO CHAVEZ | FORWARD | 20 | 6-1 | 167 | OCEANSIDE, CALIF.
Born Jan. 30, 2001 in Oceanside…Mexican heritage through grandparents…older sister Graciela introduced him to soccer as kid…played club at Oceanside Breakers…played at El Camino High School…currently attending and playing at University of Saint Katherine…majoring in Kinesiology…Dad introduced hair philosophy “It ain’t hip until it’s to the hip” so Antonio has had long hair since first grade…has been playing beach soccer since 10 when youth club entered Oceanside Beach Soccer Championship…has been playing with SoCal Legacy beach soccer club, including tournaments in Portugal, Virginia Beach and Florida…saw IG post about NBSL in Ft. Lauderdale and teammates entered the tournament in December, where he caught the eye of Beach MNT coach Farberoff…is making his first U.S. Beach NT camp and potential debut...IG: @@antonio_chavez9
#10 GABRIEL SILVEIRA | DEFENDER| 29 | 5-9 | 165 | SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.
Born April 28, 1992 in Greenbrae, Calif…both parents are from Brasilia, Brazil…moved back to live in Natal, Brazil from ages 2-7 before returning to Northern Calif…fluent in both Portuguese and English…played all forms of soccer growing up from futsal to beach and traditional 11v11…played club soccer with Marin FC and futsal with Bay Area club DiBufala…played at Redwood HS and four years at Sacramento State before graduating with an International Business degree…earned first Beach MNT cap against Japan at the 2018 Balaton Beach Soccer Cup in Hungary…injured during the 2019 pre- WCQ camp but returned and made the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup roster…joined the US Futsal National team in Croatia for a preparatory camp early 2020...WATCH: 12 STORIES PROFILE...IG: gcamelosilveira
#11 CONNER REZENDE | FORWARD | 28 | 5-8 | 160 | DAVIE, FLA
Born Jan, 21, 1993 in Greenwich, Connecticut…grew up Davie, Fla…Dad is from Brazil…identical twin brother Calvin, currently playing at Moratalaz in Spain…played club at Weston SC…played and attended U (University) High School…played for Univ. of Virginia as freshman in 2011…left for Europe, trained with Italian club Cortone FC and Spanish side Cadiz…returned to US and attended / played at Saint Francis University in PA, graduated with Business degree…played for Miami FC under Alessandro Nesta…America Ninja Warrior contestant in 2016…first taste of beach was in 2011 when he played with FBS at Virginia beach tourney…first call up to Beach NT was in Jan.. 2017, in a combined camp with Japan’s Beach NT in Ft. Lauderdale…provides personal fitness plans and challenges on self-named influencer YouTube channel...IG: @_kiingcon
#12 ESTEBAN SAPETNITZKY | GOALKEEPER | 24 | 5-10 | 160 | MIAMI, FLA.
Born Sept. 15, 1996 in Miami, FLA…parents from Argentina…bilingual in Spanish and English…attended and played at Gulliver Prep HS, two-time Florida state champs…played club at Coral Gables Toros…competed against a number of Argentina youth club in Buenos Aires with Florida teammates in 2011-12…played one year at Clark University before transferring and graduating from Babson College with Business degree…Played at FBS FC at the Virginia Beach Tourney in 2013…picked beach soccer back up during Covid-19 in summer 2020 and worked his way into the team...first official MNT camp and looking to make debut…works as an associated at Crystal Lagoon U.S. Corp…IG: @estebansapet