Thanks to a new partnership between NASSC and “Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW)”, FC Barcelona’s beach soccer team will join the 22nd edition of the McDonald’s North American Sand Soccer Championships (NASSC), June 5-7, 2015 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. As one of the top professional beach soccer teams in existence, the European squad hails from the same FC Barcelona organization whose ranks in the outdoor game today include Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Luis Suarez among many other international UEFA stars. Leading the FC Barcelona beach cadre will be Ramiro Amarelle, the “soul of beach soccer" in Spain. Other challengers for the U.S. OPEN crown include two-time champs Miami United, three-time winners HRSC Elite (Hampton Roads, VA), 2014 Champions Team Canada, Meta, Colombia, and Quality BSC from the Bahamas. Rounding out the professional division are LA BSC from Los Angeles, Pennsylvania’s Montco Azzurri, Columbus BSC from Ohio, Great Lakes BSC and Flying Kicks from Michigan, the Mountaineers from West Virginia and, from the Virginia/DC region, the Tidewater Captains, PJ’s BSC, and Winners FC Stars.
NASSC participants will have numerous opportunities to socialize with some of the world’s top professionals in beach/sand soccer during the festival. Be there!