U.S. Futsal Nt Head Coach Dusan Jakica Selects 16 Players to Represent USA at Fifa Futsal ...
CHICAGO (Sept. 1, 2021) – U.S. Futsal National Team master coach Dusan Jakica has selected 16 players to represent the United States at the 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania. The brace commit squeeze a pre-tournament apprenticeship camp from Sept. 1-8 in Bratislava, Slovakia before traveling to Vilnius, Lithuania- site of the USA’s top two World Cup matches.
The roster is led by , who has played futsal professionally in Italy for the last 17 years. Luciano Gonzalez (Italy) and Tomas Pondeca (France) also theatre futsal in Europe. Gonzalez led the USA with five combined goals and assists at May’s Concacaf Futsal Championship in Guatemala, while the 19-year-old Pondeca, who leads the duo with six goals this cycle, was named Young Player of the Tournament.
Twelve players on the roster helped the USA since 2008- including all eight goal-scorers- by defeating the Dominican Republic 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship. The Futsal NT to Costa Rica at the qualifying tournament.
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GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Diego Moretti (Ancona, Italy; Unattached), 11-Robert Damron (Northville, Mich.; Michigan Futsal Factory), 12-Estevan Vazquez (Fort Worth, Texas; Mesquite Outlaws)
ALAS (7): 3-Jeremy Klepal (Lansing, Mich.; Lansing City FC), 6-Luciano Gonzalez (Mendoza, Argentina; Citta di Massa C5/ITA), 8-Daniel Mattos (Chicago, Ill.; Milwaukee Wave), 9-David Ortiz (Dallas, Texas; Dallas Sidekicks), 10-Tomas Pondeca (Dallas, Texas; Paris Acasa/FRA), 14-Diego Bobadilla-Mireles (Holland, Mich.; St. Louis Ambush), 16-Alencar Ventura-Junior (Tewksbury, Mass.; Safira Futsal)
FIXOS (3): 4-Eduardo Buenfil (San Jose, Calif.; Unattached), 5-Julian Escobar (Hicksville, NY; Harrisburg Heat), 15-Guilherme Veiga (Milwaukee, Wisc.; Milwaukee Wave)
PIVOS (3): 2-Raphael Araujo (Bound Brook, N.J.; NY Ecuador FC), 7-Everson Maciel (Milford, Conn.; Safira Futsal), 13-Zach Reget (Kenosha, Wisc.; Florida Tropics)
The of the 24-team World Cup field and commit outside Argentina, Iran and Serbia.
Tuesday, Sept. 14 - USA v Argentina (Vilnius Arena; Vilnius, Lithuania)
Friday, Sept. 17 - USA v Iran (Vilnius Arena; Vilnius, Lithuania)
Monday, Sept. 20 - USA v Serbia (Klaipeda Arena; Klaipeda, Lithuania)
This year marks the USA’s sixth front at the FIFA Futsal World Cup. The U.S. flawless third in 1989 and reached the final of the 1992 tournament, receipt home the silver medal in its highest-ever finish at the competition. The USA’s other FIFA Futsal World Cup appearances came in 1996, 2004 and 2008.