Men’s Beach Soccer

Welcome to the Men’s Beach Soccer Team

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The Men’s Beach Soccer team dubbed the made an immediate impact in CONCACAF when Trinidad and Tobago first entered the sport in 2013 and competed in the CONCACAF Beach Soccer World Cup Qualifiers in The Bahamas. The ‘Beach Soca Warriors’ were led by Brazilian Coach Alexandre Soares, four-time FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Champion, and Benyam Astorga, former USA National Team World Cup player and CONCACAF Beach Soccer Instructor.

The team finished the tournament with two (2) wins, including an emphatic 5-0 victory over Canada, and two (2) losses and finished 7th in CONCACAF in 2013. The team was captained by Ryan Augustine and included goalkeepers Zane Coker and Victor Thomas along with field players- Makan Hislop, Lemuel Lyons, Chad Appoo, Hakeem King, Rodney Nelson, Shallun Bobb, Elijah Roberts, Dominic McDougall, Jesse Bailey.

In 2017, the team finished 7th at the CONCACAF Championship in Bahamas with a 9-3 win over Jamaica under head coach Benny Astorga.

Their most recent  title winning accomplishment was at the Bahamas Lucayan Cup Challenge in the Bahamas in October of 2015. T&T defeated world powerhouse Mexico 5-4 and Bahamas 5-3 to secure the title.

Members of the T&T Beach Soccer team after their victory over Bahamas at the Lucayan Cup
Members of the T&T Beach Soccer team after their victory over Bahamas at the Lucayan Cup

CONCACAF BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS 2015

At the 2015 CONCACAF Beach Soccer World Cup Qualifiers in El Salvador, the ‘Beach Soca Warriors’ came within a minute of advancing to the semi-final round in only their second attempt at the tournament. Trinidad and Tobago finished 2nd the Group stage finishing second behind Mexico and faced Costa Rica in the quarterfinal knockout. With one minute left on the clock during a deadlocked 1-1 score, Costa Rica managed to edge T&T 2-1 and knock the ‘Beach Soca Warriors’ out of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2015.

In the subsequent games played to rank the teams, T&T went on to beat Bahamas and Guatemala 4-1 and 4-3 respectively to finish fifth in the tournament behind Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador and USA. Kevon Woodley finished the tournament as the 3rd leading goal-scorer with 11 goals in 6 games.

The T&T team was led by Head Coach Benyam Astorga and Assistant Coach Anthony Creece.  Once again T&T was captained by Ryan Augustine and included goalkeepers Zane Coker and Victor Thomas and field players- Makan Hislop, Lemuel Lyons, Chad Appoo, Hakeem King, Kareem Perry, Kevon Woodley, Dominic McDougall, Kerwin Stafford, Jesse Bailey.