Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tozer Names US Futsal National Team Training Camp Roster

Keith Tozer, head coach of the 2011-12 Major Indoor Soccer League champion Milwaukee Wave and current head coach of the US Futsal National Team, announced an 18-man roster Thursday for a training camp running Sunday through April 7 in Torrance, CA ahead of a CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament July 2-8 in Guatemala to compete in the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Thailand.

The US team has won two CONCACAF Qualifying Tournaments in 1996 and 2004 and reached the Futsal World Cup in 2008 but were eliminated in group stage play.

12 of the 18 players recently completed MISL seasons and nine played in last October's Grand Prix of Futsal in Manaus, Brazil, with four of them -- Kraig Chiles, Jeff Hughes, Lucas Stauffer and Matthew Stewart -- scoring goals in that tournament.

Here is the breakdown of the USFNT roster for its training camp, listing players with hometowns and current team, if applicable:

GOALKEEPERS
Ryan Oster - Torrance, CA
Daniel Waltman - Gig Harbor, WA/Missouri Comets

DEFENDERS
Patrick Healey - Nottingham, MD/Baltimore Blast
Ljubomir Kocic - Metairie, LA/Rochester Lancers
Kevin Ten Eyck - Wichita, KS/Wichita Wings
Nelson Torres - Santa Clara, CA

MIDFIELDERS
Kraig Chiles - San Diego, CA/San Diego Sockers
Matt Clare - Brandon, FL/Norfolk SharX
Jeff Hughes - Independence, KY/Syracuse Silver Knights
Casey Macias - Irvine, CA
Angel Rivillo - Bala Cynwyd, PA/Wichita Wings
Alex Robles - Lynwood, CA
Lucas Stauffer - Faribault, MN
Matthew Stewart - Chicago, IL/Milwaukee Wave

FORWARDS
Byron Alvarez - Kansas City, MO/Missouri Comets
Machel Millwood - Laurel, MD/Baltimore Blast
Nicolas Perera - San Marcos, CA/Milwaukee Wave
Bato Radoncic - Chicago, IL/Missouri Comets

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