First-ever U.S. youth national futsal teams formed

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 Keith Tozer 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): Tiffany Bernot (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): Riley 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.)
4 comments about "First-ever U.S. youth national futsal teams formed".
  1. John DiFiore, December 27, 2014 at 4:11 a.m.

    Where were these "regional and national ID camps" held??

  2. Richard Bond, December 27, 2014 at 8:17 p.m.

    Who are the Canadian players and which clubs/cities are they from? Only see American players on the list.

  3. Chance Hall, December 29, 2014 at 3:51 p.m.

    This is a great idea, it's about time the US tries to catch up with the futsal world. However, I never heard of any regional or national ID camps here in Florida. ????? My daughter plays for the U15 ECNL team at Orlando City, and would love to play futsal. Any ideas?

  4. Eric Anderson, January 3, 2015 at 11:23 p.m.

    I can't find a full list, but here are some of them from 2014

    http://www.usyouthfutsal.com/home/727347.html

    Here are the dates for the 2014-15 ID events

    http://www.usyouthfutsal.com/home/843695.html

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