The first-ever U.S. youth national futsal teams will compete against top Canadian clubs in a three-match series at the new Toronto Pan American Sports Centre. U.S. youth futsal technical director
termed the trip "an historical event in our country's futsal history."
The under-14 and under-16 boys and girls teams were
selected after a year-long sequence of regional and national identification camps. They will play games Monday-Wednesday in Toronto.
"We have been waiting a very long time for this
to happen and are making history for futsal in North America," said Tozer, who also serves as head coach of the U.S. men's national futsal team. "I cannot tell you how excited I am for this historic
trip to Canada." U14 (2000-01) Boys Roster: GOALKEEPERS (2):
David Merola (Overland Park, Kan.), Alex
Wood (Westford, Mass.) OUTFIELD PLAYERS (12):
Bryce Blevins (Plainfield, Ill.), Joel Bustamante (Chula Vista, Calif.), Eric Calvillo (Manassas, Va.),
Nathaniel Cardoza (South Easton, Mass.), Trent Dreyer (Lewisville, Texas), Jonathan Ferreira (Ashland, Mass.), Johan Gomez (Keller, Texas), Jonah Moore (Washington), Byron Peng (Coppell, Texas), Luke
Rafanan (Overland Park, Kan.), Max Rugova (Overland Park, Kan.), Alexander Vivar (San Diego, Calif.) U14 (2000-01) Girls Roster: GOALKEEPERS (2):
Shelby Helton (Owensboro, Ky.), Bobbi Sandifer (Owensboro, Ky.) OUTFIELD PLAYERS (11):
(Old Westbury, N.Y.), Renae Blevins (Plainfield, Ill.), Gabriella DelPico (Brockton, Mass.), Natalie Hinchcliffe (Owensboro, Ky.), Felicia Knox (Shawnee, Kan.), Jessica Magerman (Bellingham, Mass.),
Amber McCorkle (San Diego, Calif.), Vida Raietparvar (Denton, Texas), Mackenzie Simpson (San Diego, Calif.), Abby Smith (Flower Mound, Texas), Annie Stauffer (Owensboro, Ky.) U16 (1998-99) Boys Roster: GOALKEEPERS (2):
Colton Purcell (Frisco, Texas), Steven Tekesky (Raymore, Mo.) OUTFIELD PLAYERS (12):
Alec Bakkeby (San Diego), Fernando Borges (Olathe, Kan.), Alex Kaddah (Blue Springs, Mo.), John Leisman (Kansas City, Mo.), Andrew McLeod
(Overland Park, Kan.), Duncan Mergen (Long Valley, N.J.), Stephen Milhoan (Medina, Ohio), Graham Miller (Owensboro, Ky.), Nathan Peterjohn (North Royalton, Ohio), Christopher Pinkham (Concord, N.H.),
Tucker Sparks (Plano, Texas), Paul Whitener (Kansas City, Mo.) U16 (1998-99) Girls Roster GOALKEEPERS (2):
Kiara Grimes (West Sayville, N.Y.), Amber Huff (Boulevard, Calif.) OUTFIELD PLAYERS (10):
Christensen (Waukesha, Wis.), Mikayla Kappes (San Diego, Calif.), Tziarra King (Sicklerville, N.J.), Raleigh Loughman (Coppell, Texas), Candace Metcalfe (Freeport, Fla.), Lauryn Oishi (Honolulu),
Madallyn Peveler (Owensboro, Ky.), Ellie Pope (Concord, N.H.), Auburn Suttles (Chandler, Ind.), Francesca Venezia (Wantagh, N.Y.