U.S. Men’s Beach Soccer National Team Head Coach Francis Farberoff Selects 16-Player Roster For October Training Camp In Fort Lauderdale

Camp Will Serve as Team’s Final Preparation Ahead of November’s Intercontinental Cup in United Arab Emirates

CHICAGO, Ill. (Sept. 27, 2023) - U.S. Men’s Beach Soccer National Team head coach Francis Farberoff has selected 16 players for the team’s domestic training camp to be held Oct. 3-8 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Continuing in U.S. Soccer’s mission to Develop Winning Teams, the camp will serve as the team’s final gathering ahead of November’s Intercontinental Cup in Dubai, United Arab Emirates as the team carries on its preparation for February’s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, also in the UAE. 

“The roster is an exciting mix of our core group that has gained high-level international experience the past few years, combined with a few new faces that have earned an opportunity with the National Team,” said Farberoff. “We’ll use this camp to work on all the little things that will help make us better as we prepare for the Intercontinental Cup and continue toward our ultimate goal of becoming the first U.S. team to advance from the group stage at the Beach Soccer World Cup next February in Dubai.”

Nine players on the roster were part of the U.S. squad
that claimed the 2023 Concacaf Beach Championship and qualified for next year’s Beach Soccer World Cup this past May in The Bahamas. The returning contingent is led by two-time U.S. Soccer Men’s Beach Player of the Year, Nico Perea, as well as 12-year veteran forward and captain Nick Perera and goalkeeper Chris Toth, who is in his 11th year representing the USA in Beach Soccer.  

Notably, the camp also marks the return of 2021 World Cup squad members Tanner Akol and Fredo Dilbert, who take part in their first camp since February, while goalkeeper Patrick Leeman and forward Arlo Moore-Bloom both earn their first USBMNT call-ups.


GOALKEEPERS (3): Austin Collier* (Chesapeake, Va.), Patrick Leeman (Zurich, Switzerland), Chris Toth*^ (Fallbrook, Calif.)

DEFENDERS (3): Antonio Chavez* (Oceanside, Calif.), Nico Perea*^ (Hollywood, Fla.), Dillon Thompson (Virginia Beach, Va.)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Chris Albiston*^ (Virginia Beach, Va.), Ricardo Carvalho* (Tampa, Fla.), Fredo Dilbert^ (Miami, Fla.), Lukas Holocher (Santa Cruz, Calif.), Andres Navas (Miami, Fla.), Cody Valcarcel* (Santa Cruz, Calif.)

FORWARDS (4): Tanner Akol^ (Santa Cruz, Calif.), Alessandro Canale*^ (Venice Beach, Calif.), Nick Perera*^ (Carlsbad, Calif.), Arlo Moore-Bloom (San Francisco, Calif.)

*Member of 2023 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship Roster
^Member of 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Roster


  • The roster features nine of the 12 players that helped the USA to the 2023 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship title and qualification for next year’s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup: Chris Albiston, Alessandro Canale, Ricardo Carvalho, Antonio Chavez, Austin Collier, Nick Perera, Nico Perea, Chris Toth and Cody Valcarcel.
  • The squad also features seven players from the team that represented the USA at the 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup: Tanner Akol, Albiston, Canale, Fredo Dilbert, Perea, Perera and Toth.
  • Five players will have taken part in all five USBMNT camps this year: Albiston, Canale, Austin Collier, Perea, and Valcarcel.
  • Nico Perera won U.S. Soccer’s Men’s Beach Player of the Year in both 2021 and 2022.
  • The squad features two first-time call-ups in Switzerland-based goalkeeper Patrick Leeman and forward Arlo Moore-Bloom.
  • Two members of the 2021 World Cup side, forward Tanner Akol and defender Fredo Dilbert make their first camp appearance since February, while Dillon Thompson earns his first call-up of 2023.
  • Midfielder Lukas Holocher returns to camp for the first time since taking part in April’s ANOC World Beach Games qualifiers, while midfielder Andres Navas is back in the squad for the first time since the Acapulco Cup that was played later that month.
  • Three players are currently under contract with clubs in the Major Arena Soccer League, with Nick Perera and Chris Toth representing Tacoma Stars and Ricardo Carvalho suiting up for Milwaukee Wave.
  • The USBMNT is 10-2-0 in 12 matches this year and rides a six-match winning streak from its undefeated run at May’s Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship in The Bahamas.
  • October Roster Stats (GP/Goals in 2023): Alessandro Canale (12/14), Nick Perera (6/9), Nico Perea (12/7), Chris Albiston (12/4), Alvaro Franco (12/4), Ricardo Carvalho (6/3), Antonio Chavez (12/3), Andres Navas (6/3), Cody Valcarcel (12/3), Chris Toth (12/2), Lukas Holocher (3/1), Austin Collier (8/0).

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