Milwaukee Wave teammates Philip Suprise (Milwaukee Pius) and Bato Radoncic are among 14 players named to the U.S. Futsal national team for next weekend's International Futsal Challenge in San Jose, Costa Rica.
The U.S. will face Venezuela on Friday, Panama on Saturday and Costa Rica next Sunday at the tournament, which is part of the preparation for the CONCACAF Futsal Championship in May – that event also will be held in Costa Rica and will serve as qualifying for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia.
These will be the first matches for coach Keith Tozer (Milwaukee), goalkeeper coach Mark Litton (Racine St. Catherine's/UW-Parkside) and the U.S. team since summer 2014.
This is the third national team call-up for the 24-year-old Suprise, who started his third season with the Wave on Saturday night. He and Radoncic, 35, are among eight Major Arena Soccer League players on the U.S. roster. They won't miss any league games, as Milwaukee is off until its home opener on Nov. 14.