Futsal writes the future in Torrance

i-9848d814733e454ea9c75ef65394878f-securedownload.jpegPlayers on the U.S. Futsal National Team scrimmage Thursday at South Coast Soccer City in Torrance (Photo by Staff Photographer Brad Graverson).

When it comes to U.S. national outdoor soccer teams, the South Bay is already home to all but the Under-17 boys national team program (that has its HQ in Bradenton, Fla.), based at the National Training Center at Home Depot Center in Carson.

Now the U.S. Futsal National Team has relocated from Milwaukee, Wisc., to Torrance all because of the presence of what is believed to be the finest indoor soccer facility in the nation, two-year-old South Coast Soccer City.

The futsal team just opened its first camp in two years in preparation for the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers.

Here’s more in a story I wrote today for the Daily Breeze.

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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!