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Canada Soccer has named their 14-player roster that will take on USA in next week’s play-in matches for the 2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship. The squad is led by National Futsal Head Coach Kyt Selaidopoulos and will be focused on qualifying for the region’s championship from 8-15 May in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Canada will also play an international friendly on 1 May against Honduras ahead of the qualification kick off 8 May. All games are scheduled to take place at San Jose’s BN Arena.
Selaidopoulos has held numerous camps over the past several months, including one in conjunction with the Futsal Canadian Championship in Oshawa. The squad includes three players from the national winners Toronto United Futsal (Desmond Humphrey, Joshua Lemos, Marco Rodriguez) as well as four players who participated in the last CONCACAF Futsal Championship in 2012 (Ian Bennett, Daniel Chamale, Vincent Cournoyer, Lemos).
Futsal is a unique, fast-paced indoor sport played across Canada and around the world. Canada Soccer is committed to the growth and promotion of the game. At the elite club level, Canada Soccer supports domestic competition through the annual Futsal Canadian Championship. Canada Soccer also supports playing opportunities provided by the National Futsal Team in international competitions including the FIFA Futsal World Cup.
1- GK- Joshua Lemos | CAN / Toronto United Futsal
2- GK- David Campusano | CAN / Futsal Club Toronto
3- M- Desmond Humphrey | CAN / Toronto United Futsal
4- D- Eduardo Jauregui | CAN / Futsal Club Toronto
5- M- Matias Dimarco | CAN / Futsal Club Toronto
6- M- Ian Bennett | USA / Milwaukee Wave
7- D- Vahid Assadpour | USA / Missouri Comets
8- M- Nazim Belguendouz | CAN / FC Grenadiers
9- T- Frederico Moojen | USA / St. Louis Ambush
10- M- Marco Rodriguez | CAN / Toronto United Futsal
11- D- Daniel Chamale | CAN / Futsal Club Toronto
12- M- Jacob Orellana | CAN / Toronto Idolo Futsal
13- T/M- Robert Renaud | CAN / Alibiceleste Futsal Club
14- GK- Vincent Cournoyer | Unattached