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America SCORES Bay Area to Host Youth and Adult Beach Soccer Tournament in San Francisco and Santa Cruz


America SCORES Beach Soccer Blast!

SANTA CRUZ - America SCORES Bay Area will host a youth and adult beach soccer tournament at Main Beach in Santa Cruz on June 16 & 17, 2018.

SAN FRANCISCO - America SCORES Bay Area will host youth and adult beach soccer tournaments at Ocean Beach in San Francisco on June 3 and June 24, 2018.

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Sounders FC to Participate in Inaugural Beach Soccer Club World Cup

Chris Henderson to lead Seattle delegation to Sao Paulo, Brazil from March 20-27

RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Sounders FC announced today that it has formed a selection of world-class beach soccer players to take part in the inaugural Beach Soccer Club World Cup, to be held from March 20 to March 27 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Sounders FC is the sole U.S. representative for the tournament. Seattle will be joining participating teams from FC Barcelona (Spain), AC Milan (Italy), Sporting (Portugal), Boca Juniors (Argentina), Lokimotiv Moscow (Russia) and Brazilian clubs Corinthians, Flamengo and Vasco de Gama.

"This represents an opportunity for Sounders FC in a globally recognized championship competition supported by other world renowned club brands such as AC Milan, FC Barcelona and Boca Juniors, among others," said Adrian Hanauer, Seattle owner and general manager. "It gives us a unique opportunity to present ourselves to the international soccer community at-large as an organization committed to growth in our organization through the extension of our brand into the exciting game of Beach Soccer."

"We are thrilled to have the representation of a premier MLS club in Seattle Sounders FC, winner of the 2010 U.S. Open Cup and an American club recognized in the international soccer community for its tremendous fan support," said Joan Cusco, Beach Soccer Worldwide Managing Director. "There is tremendous support from other clubs such as Barcelona and Milan, and we believe Seattle's commitment to the game and its fan base represents an opportunity to share with America the wonderful game of Beach Soccer."

Chris Henderson, former U.S. international midfielder and now Sounders FC technical director, will serve as the team delegate for Seattle. Henderson participated in the 1995 Beach World Cup.

In a special draft held in Sao Paulo, Sounders FC built its roster by selecting the following players: Zak Ibsen (USA), Yuri Morales (USA), Francisco Cati (Mexico), Morgan Plata (Mexico), Francisco Henriquez (El Salvador), Nico Jung (Switzerland), Ali Karimi (United Arab Emirates) and Francis Farberhoff (USA). Coaching the squad will be Marcelo Mendes of Brazil. Mendez currently serves as coach of the UAE National Team.

Draw sets fixtures for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2011 – CONCACAF Qualifier

The eight teams taking part in the upcoming FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – CONCACAF Qualifier Puerto Vallarta already know who they are to face in that hard-to-fight way to Italy 2011. The competition’s Official Draw, held this morning (Mexican local time) at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Puerto Vallarta, has distributed the groups and set the fixtures. The balls have sent México, El Salvador, Canada and Jamaica to Group A, and The USA, Costa Rica, Bahamas and Guatemala to Group B, and, consequently, the match schedule goes as follows:


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Group A
: Mexico, El Salvador, Canada, Jamaica
Group B: USA, Costa Rica, Bahamas, Guatemala

Preliminary Round (all times ET)

Wednesday, December 1
Costa Rica vs. Bahamas, 1:15 p.m.
El Salvador vs. Canada, 2:30 p.m.
Guatemala vs. USA, 3:45 p.m.
Jamaica vs. Mexico, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 2
Costa Rica vs. Guatemala, 1:15 p.m.
El Salvador vs. Jamaica, 2:30 p.m.
USA vs. Bahamas, 3:45 p.m.
Mexico vs. Canada, 5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 3
Bahamas v Guatemala, 1:15 p.m..
Canada vs. Jamaica, 2:30 p.m.
USA vs. Costa Rica, 3:45 p.m.
Mexico vs. El Salvador, 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 4
Semifinals *
Group B winner vs. Group A runner-up, 3:45 p.m.
Group A winner vs. Group B runner-up, 5:00 p.m.
*order of matches and times subject to change

Sunday, December 5
Semifinal losers, 3:45 p.m.

Semifinal winners, 5:00 p.m.


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Record eight teams to compete for beach title

November 10, 2010

NEW YORK - A record eight teams will compete for the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship December 1-5 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the confederation announced Wednesday.

Guatemala will make its debut and Jamaica will make only its second appearance and first since 2006, joining returning sides Canada, Mexico, the United States, Costa Rica, defending champion El Salvador and the Bahamas.

This will be the third consecutive year that Puerto Vallarta has hosted the event and fourth straight Mexico has staged the tournament, having played the 2007 championship in Acapulco.

The draw to divide the teams into groups will be held November 24, with a schedule of matches to follow.

The championship will determine CONCACAF's two qualifiers for next year's Beach Soccer World Cup in Italy. 


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Soto Named Roster for Final Training Camp Ahead of the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship

U.S. Beach Soccer Men’s National Team head coach Eddie Soto will hold its final domestic training camp before the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship from Nov. 10-13 in Huntington Beach, Calif.

October 18, 2010 --

U.S. Beach Soccer Men’s National Team head coach Eddie Soto will hold its final domestic training camp before the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship from Nov. 10-13 in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Soto will use the 18-player camp to finalize his 12-man selection to represent the United States at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifying event, which will be held from Dec. 1-5 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

The U.S. last qualified for the annual FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in 2007, and eight players who are part of this camp participated in Rio de Janeiro: Luis Montanez, Francis Farberoff, Zack Ibsen, Jevin Albuquerque, Yuri Morales, Ronald Silva, Brendon Taguinod and Raphael Xexeo.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Mike McAndrews (UC Santa Barbara; Long Beach, Calif.), Luis Montañez (Santa Clara Sporting; Hayward, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (7): Joe Cartlidge (So Cal Beach FC; Redondo Beach, Calif.), Francis Farberoff (Rio Beach Soccer; Hollywood, Fla.), Giovanni Garcia (Pugg BS Club; Miami, Fla.), Zack Ibsen (El Farolito SC; San Francisco, Calif.), Eric Meister (Doxa Italia; Coto de Caza, Calif), Austin Roman (UC Santa Cruz; San Diego, Calif.), Lewie Valentine (US Sand Soccer; Oceanside, Calif.)
FORWARDS (9): Jevin Albuquerque (Pugg BS Club; Santa Cruz, Calif.), Josh Barton (San Diego Sockers; Murrieta, Calif.), Anthony Chimienti (Sacramento Knights FC; El Dorado Hills, Calif.), Ryan Futagaki (Chicago Fire; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Yuri Morales (BST Zurich; San Francisco, Calif.), Ronald Silva (LA Beach Soccer; San Francisco, Calif.), Brendon Taguinod (BST Zurich; Santa Cruz, Calif.), Skyler Thuresson (PSA Elite; Long Beach, Calif.), Raphael Xexeo (BS Club; Brasil; Lawndale, Calif.) 


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US Beach Team to Portugal: "BSWW Mundialito" Roster and Schedule Released

The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) has released the official roster of American players to represent the USA in Beach Soccer World Wide (BSWW) Mundialito tournament.  BSWW has also released the participating teams, tournament format, and schedule. The participating teams are Argentina, Brazil, Portugal, and USA.


2010 BSWW Mundialito: Schedule

Date                              Match     Time                    Matches                      

Friday 06th August            1          14:00 – 15:00         Brazil vs Argentina
                                        2          15:00 – 16:00         Portugal vs USA
Saturday 07th August        3          14:00 – 15:00         Brazil vs USA
                                        4          15:00 – 16:00         Argentina vs Portugal
Sunday 08th August          5          14:00 – 15:00         USA vs Argentina
                                        6          15:00 – 16:00         Portugal vs Brazil


2010 BSWW Mundialito: USA Beach Soccer National Team Roster


Player                                Pos.     Ht.        Wt.       Birth Date      Hometown                    Club          

Albuquerque, Jevin               F          5-10      170       12/13/71         Santa Cruz, Calif.          Pugg BS Club

Cartlidge, Joe                      D          6-2        185       01/15/79         Redondo Beach, Calif.   So Cal Beach FC

Garcia, Giovanni                  D          6-2        195       02/15/77         Miami, Fla.                   Pugg BS Club

McAndrews, Mike               GK        6-1        180       07/02/84         Long Beach, Calif.         UC Santa Barbara

Morales, Yuri                       F         6-0        170       09/30/81         San Francisco, Calif      BST Zurich

Roman, Austin                    D          6-0        175       09/14/79         San Diego, Calif.           Pugg BS Club

Silva, Ronald                       F          5-7        170       11/11/82         San Francisco, Calif.     Santa Cruz BS Club

Taguinod, Brendon              D          5-9        160       02/12/79         Santa Cruz, Calif           BST Zurich

Valentine, Lewie                  D         6-1        180       04/12/79         Oceanside, Calif.          US Sand Soccer

Valle, Sergio                      GK        6-1        185       10/05/83         Union City, Calif.          Bay Area Ambassadors


Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (2); Mike McAndrews (UC Santa Barbara; Long Beach, Calif.), Sergio Valle (Bay Area Ambassadors; Union City, Calif.)

DEFENDERS (5): Joe Cartlidge (So Cal Beach FC; Redondo Beach, Calif.), Giovanni Garcia (Pugg Beach Soccer; Miami, Fla.), Austin Roman (Pugg Beach Soccer; San Diego, Calif.), Brendon Taguinod (BST Zurich; Santa Cruz, Calif.), Lewie Valentine (US Sand Soccer; Oceanside, Calif.)

FORWARDS (3): Jevin Albuquerque (Pugg Beach Soccer; Santa Cruz, Calif.), Yuri Morales (BST Zurich; Santa Cruz, Calif.), Ronald Silva (Santa Cruz BS Club; San Francisco, Calif.)


National Team Staff:

Head Coach:                             Eddie Soto                   Seal Beach, Calif.

Team Coordinator:                     David I. Gálvez, Sr.        Tracy, Calif.                                                     

Morales ties Swiss Beach Soccer League single-season goal scoring record

July 26, 2010 -- The SBSL season ended on a high note for Yuri Morales and Brendon Taguinod, while BST Zurich advanced to the final stage of the league.  The American beach stars successfully concluded their first season in the SBSL with 4 wins over the league's top teams to help Team Zurich clinch a spot in the SBSL finals to be played in Zurich's Main Station on August 7 & 8.  Taguinod and Morales will not be available for the finals since they have been called in to the US Beach Soccer National Team to play in the Mundialito tournament in Portimao, Portugal that same weekend.  Morales scored 35 goals in 12 games for BST Zurich to match the SBSL single-season goal scoring record.  Brendon Taguinod finished the season with 9 goals, many assists, and consistently solid defensive play.  In an exclusive interview with, Morales said, "I owe all of my success here to my teammates and to the BST Zurich club.  The team did everything to make us feel comfortable and I am happy to have been able to repay them by helping the team win games.  It was a great experience."


Swiss Beach Soccer League Standings --> SBSL A Standings

Swiss Beach Soccer League Top Scorers List --> SBSL A Top Scorers List

Interview with Yuri Morales -->

Interview with Brendon Taguinod -->

BST Zurich match photos click here --> BST Zurich Photos - Basel 6/26/2010

                                                              BST Zurich Photos - Bern 6/3/2010


2010 SBSL A Top Scorer List

Updated July 26, 2010

Last Name  
First Name   
BS Team Zürich
FC Basel 1893
BSC Scorpions Basel
BSC Naters

FC Basel 1893
Sable Dancers Bern
Sable Dancers Bern

BSC Havana Shots Aargau

BSC Naters
Juan Pedro  
BS Team Zürich
BSC Riverside Bern

All Goal Scorers

Team 99 Wins 6th Consecutive Pro Am Beach Soccer Championship

June 6, 2010 -- Team 99 continued their winning tradition this past weekend by defeating Club Marin Brazilians of the Bay in the final match of the 2010 Pro Am Beach Soccer Championships. Congratulations to Team 99 and special thanks to Jahan Jaferian and Christopher Myren for your continued support of beach soccer in Santa Cruz.

Congratulations also to the San Francisco Vikings Soccer Club team for winning the U12 Boys Championship! 

Brendon Taguinod and Yuri Morales sign with Swiss Beach Soccer League

May 25, 2010 -- Santa Cruz Beach Soccer Club players Brendon Taguinod and Yuri Morales have agreed to terms with BS Team Zurich of the Swiss Beach Soccer League for 2010 season.  The American duo are expected to join the club before the first SBSL match day on June 20, 2010 in Jona, Switzerland.  The SBSL is a well-established league that has produced quality players for the Swiss Beach Soccer National Team.  Earlier this year the Swiss took 2nd place at the 2010 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, falling short to Brazil in the final.