United States men's national beach soccer team

The United States men's national beach soccer team represents the United States in international beach soccer competitions and is controlled by the USSF, the governing body for soccer in the United States.

United States
AssociationUnited States Soccer Federation
ConfederationCONCACAF
Head coachFrancis Farberoff
CaptainNick Perera
FIFA codeUSA
BSWW ranking 16 Steady (December 31, 2020)[1]


First colors


Second colors
Biggest win
 United States 14–1 Bonaire 
(Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; May 13, 2019)
Biggest defeat
 United States 1–13 Brazil 
(Copacabana beach, Brazil; February 20, 2003)
World Cup
Appearances6 (first in 2005)
Best result10th (2005, 2013)
CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship
Appearances9 (first in 2006)
Best resultChampions (2006, 2013)

HistoryEdit

Early yearsEdit

The sport of beach soccer originated in Brazil, where locals played soccer on the beaches for recreation. In 1992, the United States created official rules and a national team for the South American sport, which led other countries to do the same. Then in 1993, the United States held the first ever professional beach soccer event, which included national teams from Brazil, Argentina, and Italy. A year later in 1994, the U.S. team competed in the first ever Beach Soccer World Championship tournament in Brazil. The U.S. team competed in World Championships again in 1995 and 1997.

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup eraEdit

The sport of beach soccer, and the United States national beach soccer team, became a recognized part of FIFA – the main international governing body of soccer – in 2005, in which CONCACAF – the Confederation of North & Central America and Caribbean Association Football – became the officiating body for qualifying tournaments. The U.S. national beach soccer team went on to compete in FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup tournaments from 2005 through 2013 against some of the 98 total national teams from all around the world.

In 2005, the U.S. team made it to the World Cup in Brazil. In the group stages, they were unable to win either of their games, resulting in them not making it through to the play-offs.

In 2006, the men's national team won the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship and qualified for the FIFA World Cup, which was held in Brazil. Due to them only winning one game in the group stages, they did not qualify for the play-offs.

In 2007, the team made it to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil again. They ended up losing in the group stages and were unable to make it through to the play-offs.

In 2008, 2009, and 2010, the U.S. team fell in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championships and did not qualify for the World Cup. The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup changed to being held every other year, meaning the next opportunity for the U.S. to qualify would be in 2013.

In 2013, the men's national beach soccer team won the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship and qualified for the World Cup which was held in Tahiti. They did not make it through the group stages and were out before the play-offs.

Anthony Chimienti is the U.S. all-time leading goal scorer in World Cup play with 9 goals, participating in 3 World Cups.

At the 2015 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship, the U.S. lost in the semifinals and did not qualify for the World Cup. In 2017, they lost in the quarterfinals and once again did not qualify for the World Cup.

At the 2019 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship, the U.S. lost in the finals, but their 2nd-place finish qualified them for the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

Results and fixturesEdit

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

Legend

  Win   Draw   Lose   Fixture

2021Edit

August 19, 2021 (2021-08-19) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup GS Group A RFU   5–4   United States Moscow, Russia
20:30 UTC+3 Shkarin   17'
Nikonorov   12', 20'
Novikov   21'
Makarov   39'
Report (FIFA) Perea   2', 32'
Canale   15' (pen.), 25'
Stadium: Luzhniki Beach Soccer Stadium
August 21, 2021 (2021-08-21) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup GS Group A Japan   4–3   United States Moscow, Russia
16:30 UTC+3 Okuyama   4'
Ozu   23'
Oba   28' (pen.)
Yamauchi   31'
Report (FIFA) Silveira   3'
Canale   29'
Perea   34'
Stadium: Luzhniki Beach Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 1,507
Referee: Aurélien Planchais-Godefroy (Tahiti)
August 23, 2021 (2021-08-23) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup GS Group A United States   4–9   Paraguay Moscow, Russia
16:30 UTC+3
  • Silveira   3'
  • Canale   15', 34'
  • Perea   33' (pen.)
Report (FIFA)
  • Morán   3', 15', 20'
  • Carballo   7', 21'
  • M. Medina   23'
  • N. Medina   25'
  • Cantero   33'
  • V. Benitez   36'
Stadium: Luzhniki Beach Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 1,327
Referee: Vitalij Gomolko (Lithuania)

Coaching staffEdit

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head coach   Francis Farberoff
Assistant coach   Ben Astorga
Assistant coach   Morgan Church
Strength and conditioning coach   Daniel Wartner

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 14 players were named to the roster for the 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   USA Chris Toth
11 GK   USA Xavier Snaer-Williams
12 GK   USA Esteban Sapetnitzky
6 DF   USA Jason Santos
3 DF   USA David Mondragon
5 DF   USA Nicolas Perea
10 DF   USA Gabe Silveira
No. Pos. Nation Player
13 FW   USA Fredo Dilbert
2 FW   USA Chris Albiston
7 FW   USA Nick Perera
9 FW   USA Alessandro Canale
14 FW   USA Conner Rezende
4 FW   USA Tanner Akol
8 FW   USA Lucas Roque

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA Beach Soccer World CupEdit

FIFA World Cup record Qualification (CONCACAF) record[a]
Year Round Pos Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Round Pos Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
  2005 Group Stage 10th 2 0 0 2 5 12 –7 Third place 3rd 5 3 0 2 19 23 –4
  2006 Group Stage 12th 3 1 0 2 14 20 –6 Champions 1st 4 3 0 1 17 10 +7
  2007 Group Stage 13th 3 1 0 2 16 20 -4 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 23 15 +8
  2008 Did not qualify Third place 3rd 3 1 0 2 13 10 +3
  2009 Fourth place 4th 4 2 0 2 19 13 +6
  2011 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 23 14 +9
  2013 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2 13 14 –1 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 28 11 +17
  2015 Did not qualify Fourth place 4th 6 4 0 2 26 18 +8
  2017 Fifth place 5th 6 5 0 1 34 14 +20
  2019 Group stage 14th 3 0 0 3 10 17 –7 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 38 15 +23
  2021 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 11 18 –7 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 33 19 +14
Total 0 titles 6/11 17 3 0 14 69 101 –32 3 titles 11/11 54 38 2 14 273 177 +96
  1. ^ In 2005 and 2007 the qualification tournament was merged with CONMEBOL

CONCACAF Beach Soccer ChampionshipEdit

CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
  2006 Champions 1st 4 3 0 1 17 10 +7
  2008 Third place 3rd 3 1 0 2 13 10 +3
  2009 Fourth place 4th 4 2 0 2 19 13 +6
  2010 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 23 14 +9
  2013 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 28 11 +17
  2015 Fourth place 4th 6 4 0 2 26 18 +8
  2017 Quarter-finals 5th 6 5 0 1 34 14 +20
  2019 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 38 15 +23
  2021 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 33 19 +14
Total 2 titles 9/9 45 30 3 12 231 124 +107

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Ranking". BSWW. December 31, 2020. Retrieved December 31, 2020.
  2. ^ "U.S. Squad for the 2021 World Cup". Ussoccer.com. Retrieved August 11, 2021.

External linksEdit