Dick WhalenNASSC Tournament DirectorThe North American Sand Soccer Championships turn “Silver”
Ali TargholizadehAFC Head of Futsal and Beach Soccer DevelopmentAsia has everything required for beach soccer
Roberto CarettoManager Lazio Beach SoccerIdentity is key for clubs’ future
Joan CuscóBSWW Executive Vice PresidentClosing a successful season with the next FIFA Beach Soccer world Cup in our mind
Joan CuscóBSWW Executive Vice PresidentTradition makes us stronger…
Bernd BaruttaHead of Beach Soccer at the DFBBeach soccer was at its captivating best in Warnemünde
Joaquín AlonsoSpain National Coach and FIFA InstructorWomen’s beach soccer has evolved greatly
Gilberto CostaBrazil National CoachThe road to a perfect World Cup
Philippe MoggioCONCACAF General SecretaryBeach Soccer, a powerful platform to strengthen the game
Joan CuscóBSWW Executive Vice PresidentA World Cup... and much more! Ready for 2017?
11 Jun 2017
FC Barcelona lift U.S. Open title
The men from Catalunya signed off with a victory in Virginia Beach on Sunday.
FC Barcelona reclaimed the U.S. Open title at the North American Sand Soccer Championships in Virginia Beach on Sunday with a 6-1 win against Gobeachsoccer.
Barca - champions in 2015 - got past Great Lakes in their semi-final while their opponents in the final beat VB Alliance earlier in the day.
In what proved a tense start to the final in a packed-out stadium, neither side could find a breakthrough in the opening 12 minutes before a brace from Heimanu Taiarui helped Barca into a 4-0 lead with one period to play.
With a clear advantage, Spain’s Antonio added a brace of his own and, while tournament top scorer Frank Velazquez ensured a consolation goal for Gobeachsoccer with two seconds left, the title belonged to a Barca side who had grown steadily stronger throughout the competition.
In the third-place play-off, Great Lakes, from West Michigan, proved too strong for Virginia-based VB Alliance in a 7-1 success.
08:00 - VB Alliance 4-8 Gobeachsoccer (semi-final)
09:10 - Great Lakes 6-3 FC Barcelona (semi-final)
12:00 - VB Alliance 1-7 Great Lakes (third-place)
14:30 - Gobeachsoccer 1-6 FC Barcelona