Beach soccer: Francis Farberoff named head coach of U.S. men's and women's national teams

Francis Farberoff, who captained the U.S. men's beach soccer national team in 2003-2014 and has since been assistant coach, will head coach both the U.S. men and women's beach national teams.

On the men's side, Farberoff succeeds Eddie Soto. Farberoff's first task  is to qualify the USA for the 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, to be hosted by Russia next summer.

U.S. Soccer launched the women's team when Concacaf introduced women's beach soccer competition in the summer of 2019 and Farberoff took charge of the team for a tournament in El Salvador last August and for a Qatar-hosted tourney in October.

“I’m ready for the challenge and I’m really excited to come in with a new approach to take this sport to the next level in the U.S.,” Farberoff said in a press release. “We want to create a competitive environment where we can develop great beach soccer players to not only participate in the Beach Soccer World Cup, but compete for a championship in the future.”

Farberoff, who played in eight beach soccer world championships for the USA, is the president of FBS-FC in Miami, a 500-player youth club that uses  beach soccer and futsal in training. He played college soccer at St. Thomas University in Florida.

The USA exited the 2019 FIFA Beach World Cup with three straight losses.

2 comments about "Beach soccer: Francis Farberoff named head coach of U.S. men's and women's national teams".
  1. Santiago 1314, July 4, 2020 at 3:52 p.m.

    is he going to have to move to Chicago??? ... Not a lot of Good Sand along Lake Shore Drive!!!

  2. Santiago 1314 replied, July 4, 2020 at 3:54 p.m.

    P.S. Congrats... and .. Just Win Baby, Win.!!!

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