FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Underway

The 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup is being held on September 18-28 in Tahiti. 16 national sides from around the world are competing for the biggest prize in beach soccer. Russia are the defending 2011 World Cup champions.

Team USA are competing in Group A with the host nation, Tahiti, as well as Spain and United Arab Emirates. In their opening match USA fell to Spain 5-4 on a late goal from Spain captain Nico. USA face Tahiti in the Group Stage on Saturday night/Sunday morning. Game time is midnight (CT).

U.S. Beach Soccer National Team schedule

Sept. 18: vs Spain, L, 4-5

Sept. 21 vs Tahiti, midnight

Sept. 23 vs United Arab Emirates, 9 PM

USBSNT Roster

Nr. Name Date of Birth Position Last Club Height
1 Christopher TOTH 04/08/1989 GK San Diego Sockers (PASL) 185
2 Jason LEOPOLDO 21/06/1987 W UCLA 152
3 Ryan FUTAGAKI 17/01/1980 W Chicago Fire (MLS) 152
4 Michael ENFIELD 19/07/1983 W UCLA 152
5 Lewie VALENTINE 12/04/1979 P Santa Cruz Beach SC 185
6 Alessandro CANALE 29/12/1989 DF UC San Diego 152
7 Nicolas PERERA 05/06/1986 DF Milwaukee Wave (MISL) 182
8 Andrew FELD 15/10/1987 W University of San Diego 152
9 Mario CHIMIENTI 17/06/1979 DF Sacramento Gold FC (NPSL) 178
10 Francis FARBEROFF 16/03/1975 P Florida Beach Soccer FC 181
11 Brendon TAGUINOD 02/02/1979 W Santa Cruz Beach SC 175
12 Michael McANDREWS 20/07/1984 GK Grasshopper Club Zürich 185
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