Julian Escobar coaches NYCFC youth teams from U-9 through U-15. (Photo courtesy of the Harrisburg Heat)

Hicksville, N.Y. native and Long Island University Post graduate Julian Escobar has been named to the U.S. futsal national team for the 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship in Guatemala May 3-9.

Born in Queens, N.Y. Escobar played at Monsignor McClancy Memorial HS in Jackson Heights, N.Y. He played for several youth teams, including Bolaños Soccer Academy, Woodhaven Soccer Club, New Rochelle Raiders, Storm Academy, and B.W. Gottschee.

He performs with the Harrisburg Heat of the Major Arena Soccer League and has coached New York City Fc youth programs from Under-9 through U-15 since 2018.

Nicknamed Jules, Escobar played with the Baltimore Blast during the 2016-17 season and then with the Heat from 2018-20. He has scored 13 goals in 34 matches for Harrisburg. The Heat did not compete in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 5-6, 140-lb. Escobar hhas played 12 times for the U.S. futsal national team. He made his international debut during a friendly against Croatia Jan. 24, 2016.

He also has played for Leros in the Long Island Soccer Football League.