US Beach Soccer Nationals & Regional Competitions are about six weeks away. We have the beginnings of an amazing competition with teams signed up from northern & southern California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, and Virginia Beach. We have several other teams from around the country still trying to work out arrangements and as an organization we are working to make these opportunities work for all the teams looking to compete.
The Regional Competition is open to all teams from 2011 – 2007. They will play alongside the first ever nationals competition. We have teams from northern California making the journey down, interest from teams in Nevada & Arizona, while the locals in southern California seem confident to protecting the ownership of their beaches. We are very optimistic about these teams getting the exposure in the event for future chances, focus, and desire to win the National Championship.
The USBSNC will see some familiar rivals on the Men’s Open side with NorCal BSC being led by former USMNT star and two-time CONCACAF Champion Yuri Morales as well as current players Gabriel Silveira and David “Guero” Mondragon. While GoBeachSoccer led by US team captains Nick Perera & Chris Toph and an assortment of other stars will look to continue their streak of dominance on the west coast against domestic competition. That being said, there are rumor of teams drawing from around the world to bolster their ranks per the allowance each team is allowed to change their rosters.
In the youth ranks we have what seems logical situation for the first time national championship with most of the teams coming out of northern and southern California while we have teams coming from Chicago, Florida, and waiting to see if several around the country will hit their funding deadlines to purchase their plane tickets and book their rooms. Our goal as always is to find representation from throughout the country and with a bit of success this year, those who are here will plant the seeds for years to come in a greater wider competition.
At the end of the day, this event is about, and will continue to be about creating a platform for all teams to not only be the big kid on their block but to show the country and the world who are the best teams coming in the United States in the years to come!