Simply awesome! Introduced by NASSC in 2001 to demonstrate how sand/beach soccer was really meant to be played, the U.S. Open has done just that and is certainly considered by the top pro/am teams participating as the USA National Championship. Last year's champions "Florida Beach Soccer (FBS)" successfully defended their title against a superb Florida "Deerfield Beach Soccer" club, in a 3-2 skirmish. Consisting of mostly Brazilian players, the teams put on a real show for the packed stadium crowds. The bronze medal was captured by "SoCal Beach FC", from San Diego, who bested "Team Canada" with another 3-2 result. Great skills, great crowds, great sportsmanship = a great U.S. Open! For information on how to enter your team in the 2013 U.S. Open, click U.S.