Cosimo SibiliaPresident of Lega Nazionale DilettantiFifteen years of beach soccer in Italy
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
11 Jun 2018
Maryzilian and Shoreline BSC triumph in NASSC - US Open finals
Hard-fought victories decide men’s and women’s champions in the last day of showdowns
As an exhilarating few days here in Virginia Beach come to a close, the final day sees the 2018 NASSC – US Open champions crowned.
It was Michigan against Maryland in the Men’s Final, which kicked off at 2:30pm local time, as Great Lakes Beach Soccer met Maryzilians, who were looking to scupper the hopes by clinching the victory.
Featuring some skilful Salvadorian internationals in the squad, such as Frank Velásquez and Tin Ruiz, upsetting their Michigan-based opponents was exactly what Maryzilians had in mind, edging the title in a close-fought bout.
Over in the Women’s Final, a star-studded Shoreline BSC, featuring players from the England national team like Sarah Kempson and Katie James, as well as many talented US players, were ready to do battle against their MD BSC. On top of that, Shoreline had Dutch keeper Annelies Martijn between the sticks; MD BSC had a job on their hands to find the back of the net.
Shoreline, based in California, saw off their challengers to secure the title in front of a well-entertained crowd.
It’s been a short but sweet experience in Virginia Beach over the last few days, but it is great to see the growth of beach soccer in the US, as it attracts more popularity, larger crowds and bigger stars.
For complete results, standings and schedules, please click here.