USA ROSTER FOR 2021 CONCACAF FUTSAL CHAMPIONSHIP BY POSITION (Membership/Hometown)
Key: (Hometown ; Membership); Fixo = Defender, Ala = Winger / Midfielder, Pivot = Goal / Ahead
GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Diego Moretti (Ancona, Italy; Unattached), 11-Robert Damron (Northville, Mich.; Michigan Futsal Manufacturing facility), 12-Estevan Vazquez (Fort Price, Texas; Mesquite Outlaws)
FIXOS (3): 4-Eduardo Buenfil (San Jose, Calif.; Unattached), 5-Julian Escobar (Hicksville, NY; Harrisburg Warmth), 15-Guilherme Veiga (Milwaukee, Wisc.; Milwaukee Wave)
ALAS (7): 3-Jeremy Klepal (Lansing, Mich.; Lansing Metropolis FC), 6-Luciano Gonzalez (Mendoza, Argentina; Citta di Massa C5/ITA), 8-Daniel Mattos (Chicago, Ailing.; Milwaukee Wave), 9-David Ortiz (Dallas, Texas; Dallas Sidekicks), 10-Tomas Pondeca (Dallas, Texas; Paris Acasa/FRA), 14-Diego Bobadilla (Holland, Mich.; St. Louis Ambush), 16-Alencar Ventura-Junior (Tewksbury, Mass.; Safira Futsal)
PIVOS (3): 2-Raphael Araujo (Sure Brook, N.J.; NY Ecuador FC), 7-Everson Maciel (Milford, Conn.; Safira Futsal), 13-Zach Reget (Kenosha, Wisc.; Florida Tropics)
Head Coach: Dusan Jakica (Eden Prairie, Minn.)
Assistant Coach: Otto Orf (Akron, Ohio), Pablo da Silva (Fort Price, Texas)
Jersey #, Identify, Place, Age, Top, Weight, Hometown
#1 DIEGO MORETTI | GK | 39 | 6-1 | 187 | ANCONA, ITALY
Born Sept. 8, 1982 in Ancona, Italy… Mom is from New York, additionally has household in California… Has essentially the most skilled futsal expertise on the USA roster… Will decide membership future after 2021 World Cup…Made skilled futsal debut in 2004 with Giampaoli Ancona within the Italian Serie A/2, serving to the group earn promotion to Serie A for the 2006-07 season… Since then, has performed in Serie B and A/2 with Porto San Giorgio (2007-08), Civitanova (2008-12), Forli (2012-14; 2016-17), Pesaro Fano (2014-16) and Futsal Coba (2017-19) earlier than returning to Serie A with Petrarca Padova in 2019… Briefly joined Serie B aspect Montesicuro Tre Colli in 2020 earlier than being granted his launch in Jan. 2021 to return to Serie A with Padova… Has received 5 league championships/promotions with three totally different groups and the Coppa Italia whereas at Pesaro Fano… Made his USA debut on Feb. 28, 2020 towards Slovenia… Performed all six video games on the 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship, registering two assists.
#2 RAPHAEL ARAUJO | PIVO | 28 | 5-10 | 170 | BOUND BROOK, N.J.
Born Oct. 7, 1992 in Vitoria, Brazil… Moved to the U.S. when he was 13… Performed at North Plainfield HS (N.J.) and one season at New Jersey Metropolis College earlier than transferring to Rutgers-Newark College (DIII), the place he scored 46 targets in his remaining two seasons and was named an All-American… Performed with Icon FC (ASL), then transitioned to futsal with New Jersey Copa FC… Coached NY Purple Bulls Youth coaching packages and Regional Growth Faculty camps from 2015-17… Coach at FC Copa Academy… A part of the USA roster on the 2020 Futsal Week Winter Cup in Porec, Croatia, however didn’t play in an official worldwide match… Performed in 5 video games on the 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship, incomes his first cap on Could 3 towards El Salvador and scoring his first objective on Could 7 vs. Dominican Republic… IG: @raphael.araujo9
#3 JEREMY KLEPAL | ALA | 28 | 5-11 | 190 | LANSING, MICH.
Born Dec. 6, 1992 in Delta Township, Mich.… Performed youth soccer below Hank Leung at Phoenix Soccer Academy… Attended and performed at Grand Ledge HS… Performed two years at Northwood College in Midland, Mich. earlier than turning to futsal… Traveled to Brazil to coach with Sao Paulo FC… At the moment performs futsal for Lansing Metropolis Futsal in Lansing, Mich.… Made his U.S. Futsal NT debut on Could 3, 2021 in a 1-1 draw with El Salvador on the Concacaf Futsal Championship… Performed all six video games on the World Cup qualifying match, scoring his first two targets towards Nicaragua and one other within the semifinals towards Guatemala… Additionally scored within the semifinal penalty shootout towards Guatemala… IG: @jklepal
#4 EDUARDO BUENFIL | FIXO | 24 | 5-8 | 155 | SAN JOSE, CALIF.
Born Sept. 11, 1997 in San Jose, Calif… Graduated from James Lick HS in San Jose, Calif. (2016)… Performed membership soccer at PAC (Portuguese Athletic Membership) Soccer Academy…. Performed 4 years at San Jose State College, graduating in Could 2021 with a serious in public well being and minor in enterprise… Mother and father are from Mexico… Speaks fluent Spanish… Nickname is ‘Lalo’… Was taking part in with Prime Notch Futsal when recognized at ID camp in San Francisco, Calif… Made his U.S. Futsal NT debut on Feb. 28, 2020 towards Slovenia… Scored his first worldwide objective towards Montenegro on March 2, 2020, added two extra towards Moldova (March 3) and one other towards Morocco (March 5) on the 2020 Futsal Week Winter Cup… Performed in 5 video games on the 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship, scoring towards Nicaragua and the final penalty kick towards Guatemala that despatched the U.S. to the ultimate… IG: @buenfileddie
#5 JULIAN ESCOBAR | FIXO | 33 | 5-6 | 140 | HICKSVILLE, N.Y.
Born Dec. 12, 1987 in Queens, N.Y.… Performed at Monsignor McClancy Memorial HS in Jackson Heights, N.Y… Has Colombian household and speaks fluent Spanish… Performed collegiately at Lengthy Island College Put up (C.W. Put up)… Has performed professional indoor with Baltimore Blast and presently with Harrisburg Warmth (MASL)… Additionally performed futsal with NY Ecuadors… Has coached NYCFC youth packages from U-9 to U-15 since 2018… Earned first U.S. Futsal NT cap towards Croatia on Jan. 24, 2016… Performed 5 video games on the 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship, scoring his first three targets on Could 5 in a 4-2 win vs. Cuba…Owns Through Futsal Academy… IG: @jewellszs
#6 LUCIANO GONZALEZ | ALA | 26 | 5-7 | 145 | MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
Born Nov. 7, 1994 in Stratford, N.J.… Household moved to Argentina, the place he began taking part in futsal with Membership Aleman de Mendoza at age seven… Performed for Futsal Membership Toronto on the 2015 Intercontinental Futsal Cup in Brazil… Debuted in Italian Serie A/2 with Polisportiva Sanmichele in 2016/17… Performed briefly for Sporting Venafro in Serie B earlier than becoming a member of Serie A2’s Buldog Lucrezia in July 2020, the place he scored 15 targets through the 2020-21 season… Has represented Argentina at non-FIFA affiliated worldwide futsal tournaments… Nickname is ‘Lucho’… Made his U.S. Futsal NT debut on Could 3 towards El Salvador on the Concacaf Futsal Championship… Performed all six video games on the match, recording two assists towards Nicaragua, scoring his first objective on Could 5 towards Cuba and including targets within the semifinal towards Guatemala and remaining towards Costa Rica… Signed with Italian Serie A/2 aspect Citta di Massa C5 in summer season 2021… IG: @luchogonzalez.07
#7 EVERSON MACIEL | PIVO | 43 | 6-1 | 195 | MILFORD, CONN.
Born March 14, 1978 in Lodrina, Parana, Brazil… Grew up taking part in futsal in Brazil, beginning his skilled futsal profession with Gremio Londrinense from 1993-1995 and Corinthians in 1996… Additionally performed outside for Londrina EC and Rio Branco de Americana… Moved to the U.S. in 1999 to play for Quinnipiac College… In 2003, performed for Negeri Sembilan in Malaysia the place he received the FA Cup, scoring the profitable objective in time beyond regulation… Returned to the U.S. in 2004 and performed indoor for the Cleveland Power and Western Mass Pioneers from 2004-08… Has performed for Safira Futsal in Boston since 2011… Began Everson Soccer Academy in Woodbridge, Conn. in 2005 and as we speak additionally runs varied soccer golf equipment in New England… Made his U.S. Futsal NT debut and scored his first objective on Could 3, 2021 towards El Salvador on the Concacaf Futsal Championship, the place he performed all six video games and scored within the semifinal penalty shootout towards Guatemala… IG: @eversonmaciel_9
#8 DANIEL MATTOS | ALA | 35 | 5-11 | 165 | CHICAGO, IL.
Born March 20, 1986 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil… Performed outside on youth groups from Fluminense, Madureira, Iraty-PR and Goiais EC, in addition to futsal at Fluminense, Madureira, Tio Sam and Teresópolis… Moved to the U.S. and performed for Penn State College in 2006 and 2007… After redshirting in 2008, transferred and performed two years on the College of West Florida… Obtained MBA from Jap Michigan College in Dec. 2015… Performed indoor professional soccer from 2013-16 with Detroit Waza Flo (MASL) and the subsequent two seasons with the Milwaukee Wave, the place he’ll once more play in 2021… Co-Founder and Govt Director of the Futsal Manufacturing facility Academy, which began in Michigan and now runs packages in Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin and Colorado… Made U.S. Futsal NT debut on March 24, 2016 in a pleasant towards Argentina and scored his first objective in a rematch the subsequent night time… Solely participant on World Cup group that performed vs. Canada within the 2016 Concacaf Futsal Championship Qualifiers… Performed all six video games on the 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship… IG: @dmartini7
#9 DAVID ORTIZ | ALA | 20 | 5-9 | 140 | MCKINNEY, TEXAS
Born Sept. 20, 2000 in Plano, Texas… Grew up in close by McKinney… Mother is from Colombia, dad is from Venezuela… Speaks fluent Spanish… Performed with FC Dallas Academy till he was 16… Bought his begin in futsal as a youth participant at Metropolis Futsal… Performed at McKinney Boyd HS throughout sophomore and junior 12 months… Turned professional throughout senior 12 months, taking part in with CD Guijuelo in Spain’s Segunda Division B… Frolicked with Colombian First Division aspect Envigado FC… Signed with the Dallas Sidekicks of the MASL in 2021… Made his debut with the U.S. Futsal NT on Sept. 4, 2021 towards Slovakia… Coaches and runs personalised coaching periods with MasterJoga in Dallas…IG: @DFO31
#10 TOMAS PONDECA | ALA | 19 | 5-10 | 150 | DALLAS, TEXAS
Born Oct. 10, 2001 in Tucson, Ariz., however grew up in Dallas… Performed 4 years at Marcus Excessive Faculty in Texas, the place he was named an Allstate All-American earlier than graduating in Could 2020 and dedicating himself to futsal… Grew up taking part in at Metropolis Futsal in Dallas, profitable three futsal nationwide championships… Performed futsal briefly with Brazil’s Santos FC in 2019… Joined Paris Acasa Futsal (FFF D1) in 2020, scoring his first objective in his debut on Nov. 21, 2020… Realized to talk Portuguese from his father and grandparents, who’re from Mozambique… Made his U.S. Futsal NT debut and scored his first two targets on Feb. 28 and March 2, each instances towards Slovenia… Added two extra the subsequent day towards Moldova on the 2020 Futsal Week Winter Cup in Porec, Croatia… Performed 5 video games on the 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship, scoring towards Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic… Named Younger Participant of the Match at World Cup qualifying… IG: @tomas10_official
#11 ROBERT DAMRON | GK | 19 | 5-10 | 165 | NORTHVILLE, MICH.
Born March 25, 2002 in Santa Monica, Calif. however household moved to Michigan when he was an toddler… Performed six years for Futsal Manufacturing facility Academy after which semi-pro with the Ann Arbor Mudpuppies for 3 years… Received 2020 youth regional title and Nationwide Futsal Premier League titles in 2019 and 2021… Performed conventional membership soccer for Michigan Rush Northville… Made U.S. Futsal NT debut on Sept. 7, 2021 in a begin towards Slovakia in Bratislava… Present coach/goalkeeping director at teammate Daniel Mattos’ Futsal Manufacturing facility Academy…Youngest participant on the World Cup roster…IG: @robert_damron
#12 ESTEVEN VAZQUEZ | GK | 25 | 6-2 | 200 | FORT WORTH, TEXAS
Born Sept. 1, 1996 in Sacramento, Calif. however has lived within the Dallas-Ft. Price space since he was 10… Mother and father are from Mexico… Performed membership soccer with Photo voltaic / Andromeda… Joined the FC Dallas academy in eighth grade and helped the group win the 2012 U-17/18 U.S. Soccer Growth Academy Championship… Frolicked taking part in professionally in Mexico for Gallos Blancos de Querétaro and Halcones de Morelos… Has performed with the Mesquite Outlaws within the MASL since 2019… Made his U.S. Futsal NT debut as a starter towards Slovenia on Feb. 28, 2020 in a 3-2 win… Co-owns Villarreal North Texas Academy… IG: @estevan_916
#13 ZACH REGET | PIVO | 25 | 6-0 | 188 | KENOSHA, WISC.
Born Could 7, 1995 in Kenosha, Wisc… Named All-State at Bradford HS in Wisconsin… Additionally performed basketball… Performed membership with Kenosha Crew and SC Waukesha… Performed 4 years at Trinity Worldwide College, the place he was named an All-American… Made professional debut in 2018 with St. Louis Ambush (MASL) and was named MASL Rookie of the Yr after scoring 22 targets and including 10 assists in 24 video games… Traded to the Florida Tropics in Oct. 2019, the place he has received back-to-back regular season titles… Coaches youth soccer in Kenosha… Made his U.S. Futsal NT debut on Could 3 towards El Salvador on the 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship… Performed in all six video games on the match and scored his first objective within the remaining towards Costa Rica… Scored his second objective towards Slovakia on Sept. 7, 2021… IG: @zregs08
#14 DIEGO BOBADILLA | ALA | 28 | 5-6 | 150 | HOLLAND, MICH.
Born Aug. 27, 1993 in Los Angeles, Calif…. Mother and father are from Mexico…. Moved to Holland, Mich. on the age of 4… Performed at Cornerstone College… Began taking part in futsal sophomore 12 months of school with ABK of Grand Rapids… Performed skilled indoor soccer with Cedar Rapids Rampage from 2016- 2017 earlier than signing together with his present membership, the St. Louis Ambush, in 2018… Made U.S. Futsal NT debut towards Croatia on Jan. 24, 2016… Half-owner of WSG Futsal Membership in Milwaukee, Wisc. and coaches with Strike FCIG… IG: @diegobobadilla13
#15 GUILHERME VEIGA | FIXO | 37 | 6-1 | 185 | MILWAUKEE, WISC.
Born April 21, 1984 in Porte Alegre, Brazil… Performed at Morton School (Illinois)… Started professional indoor profession with the Chicago Mustangs in 2012 and joined the Milwaukee Wave (MASL) in Sept. 2015… Member of Utah Elite Futsal (Provo) group that completed second on the 2017 Concacaf Futsal Membership Championship and performed on the subsequent 2018 Intercontinental Futsal Cup in Thailand… Re-signing with the Milwaukee Wave for 2021 season…IG: @veigagui
#16 ALENCAR VENTURA-JUNIOR | ALA | 35 | 6-1 | 175 | TEWKSBURY, MASS.
Born Sept. 18, 1985 in Itabirinha de Mantena, Minas Gerais, Brazil… Household moved to Ji-Parana, Rondônia, the place he performed futsal and outside with third-division aspect Ji-Parana… Moved to the USA in Nov. 2007 to stay with brother Rogerio, who was based mostly in Boston… Has performed with the Western Mass Pioneers (USL League Two) and professional indoor with the Las Vegas Legends, Cedar Rapids Rampage and Utica FC…. Was on the Utah Elite Futsal (Provo) group that completed second on the 2017 Concacaf Futsal Membership Championship and performed within the subsequent 2018 World Intercontinental Futsal Cup in Thailand… Nicknamed Juninho Pedalada… Made U.S. Futsal NT debut on Could 3 towards El Salvador on the 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship, the place he performed all six video games and scored within the semifinal penalty shootout towards Guatemala…IG: @juninhopedalada4
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