The USA, along with Canada, has qualified from the CONCACAF region for November's 2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, where the Americans will face host Brazil, Japan and Poland in
the group stage.At the qualifying tournament in Costa Rica, the USA lost, 3-2, to the host Ticos on Sunday after having clinched first place with wins over Canada (3-0), Mexico (7-4) and Jamaica
(5-2). U.S. captain Francis Farberoff
was named MVP while Yuri Morales
led the team with five goals.