USA Table Soccer Team Ready For World Cup

By: American Subbuteo Association
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Aug. 15, 2016 - PRLog -- The American Subbuteo Association (ASA) has released the names of the 8 players to represent the USA at the 2016 FISTF World Cup in Frameries, Belgium. The Federation International of Sports Table Football (FISTF) was founded in 1992 and is the governing body of the Sports Table Football Subbuteo worldwide, with 38 nations across the globe as members.

This will be the tenth time the USA attends the prestigious Subbuteo World Cup and the second time in a row that a full delegation of 8 players have qualified. The tournament will take place on September 2nd (Opening Ceremony), 3rd (Individual World Cup) and 4th (National Teams World Cup), with hundreds of players from all over the world competing to the last flick.

The 8-player roster representing the USA was selected by the ASA after an intense week of training in Maryland. This is the list of the selected players:

Daniel Cranston (MD)
Christian Filippella (CA)
Mike Tillman (MN)
Patrick Sheridan (MD)

Paul Eyes (MD)
Gregg Deinhart (VA)
Paul O'Donovan Rossa (CA)
Dario Passadore (FL)

"I am really excited about the team we are sending this year, which has four national champions and a global top twenty player," said Paul O'Donovan Rossa, USA team captain. "Our goal is to perform the very best that we can, turning up more ready, prepared and focused than ever before, following a comprehensive and intensive training program over the last 6 months."

Dario Passadore, President of the ASA, is similarly enthusiastic about this year's group traveling to Belgium: "I am extremely proud of this team, and excited for both the upcoming World Cup and the 2016/2017 USA Subbuteo Season starting simultaneously," says Passadore. "There is an increasing passion for our sport in the US, with scores of players of all ages traveling hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles to flick miniature figures with great enthusiasm and a healthy competitive spirit. Our international effort is but one aspect of our commitment to grow Subbuteo in the US."

About the ASA

The American Subbuteo Association is the only national organization in the United States that promotes the sport of Table Soccer Subbuteo. Founded by the players for the players in the early 1990's, the Association counts hundreds of members from coast to coast and hosts several regional, national and international tournaments every year. More information can be found on the ASA website:

Media Contact:
Dario Passadore
American Subbuteo Association
+1 (561) 866-2964

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