Posted: Monday, May 24, 2021. 8:35 am CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: El Salvador beat the United States with a 6-4 win in the final of the 2021 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship on Sunday at the Sports Complex Fedefutbol-Plycem in Alajuela, Costa Rica.
Exon Perdomo was the star of the final scoring four goals to lead the Central American side to the championship which they last won in 2009.
Apart from Perdomo’s 4 goals, Elmer Robles and Jason Urbina scored the other two.
Jason Santos netted a brace while Tomas Canale and Gabriel Silveira scored one each for the US.
Both El Salvador and the US qualified to the Russia Beach Soccer World Cup to be played in August.
Guatemala won 3rd place defeating Mexico 5-2.
Wilson Gonzalez scored a pair while Juan Flores, Angel Saenz and Samuel Petrez added one apiece.
Salomon Wbias and Diego Rodriguez converted for Mexico.
The US dumped Mexico 5-2 in the semifinals on Saturday while El Salvador routed Guatemala 6-2.
El Salvador’s Rubén Batres won the Best Player Award. Batres scored 10 goals during the tournament.
However, the Top Scorer award was claimed by his compatriot Francisco Velásquez who scored 11 goals.
Antonio Chavez of the US won the Young Player Award while El Salvador’s Eliodoro Portillo took the
Golden Glove Award for best goalkeeper.
Mexico took home the Fair Play Award.
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