OVERLAND PARK, KAN. (July 26, 2017) - U.S. Youth Futsal has announced the rosters for its teams that have traveled to Costa Rica for a series of international friendlies ( July 23-31 2017)
After a year-long identification process 72 players were selected to represent the United States in Costa Rica, where the U.S. Youth Futsal U18, U16 and U14 boys and girls teams will compete from July 23 to July. 30.
Participants were selected after attending State Futsal I.D. Trials throughout the nation last fall and winter followed by the National I.D. Trial earlier this month.
"I am very excited and proud to be part of this historic event of taking our youth teams to Costa Rica," said U.S. Youth Futsal Technical Director Keith Tozer, who is preparing for his fifth visit to the Central American country. "With the coaching staff and level of players we now have I think we are very much prepared to take on this challenge."
Costa Rican opponents include:
Colegio Santa Ana,
Colegio UNA, Colegio Hatillo
The Girls U18 will play against the Costa Rica womens Futsal National Team.
Teams will stay in San Jose, the host nation's capital, and train and play at the CTP Lindora training center. The visit will include one day of training and two days of team-building adventure activities prior to the three match days.
The coaching staff is helmed by U.S. Youth Futsal Technical Director Keith Tozer, U.S. Youth Futsal Director of Goalkeeping Otto Orf and The Director of Coaching Ty Stauffer. It includes Fabian Rodriguez & Director of Futsal I.D. Soorena Farboodmanesh. Laura Whiteley, USYF Social Media Administrator will be accompanying the staff as well.
U.S. Youth Futsal 1999-00 Boys
U.S. Youth Futsal 2000-02 Girls
U.S. Youth Futsal 2003-04 Boys
U.S. Youth Futsal 2003-04 Girls
About U.S. Youth Futsal
United States Youth Futsal is the largest U.S. Soccer affiliated Futsal organization in the country. Launched in 2004, U.S. Youth Futsal oversees more than 100 local leagues and hosts 8 Regional Championships and 1 National Championship.
The U.S. Youth Futsal I.D. program includes more than 20 State I.D. Trials and 1 National I.D. Trial, from which teams comprised of the very best youth futsal players in the nation are selected. It is led by U.S. Youth Futsal Technical Director (and USMNFT Head Coach) Keith Tozer.