Scoring early and often, the United States got off to a rousing start at the Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship in Costa Rica Monday, romping to an 11-1 win over Turks and Caicos.

The Americans grabbed a 3-0 first-period lead and never looked back at in the Group C contest Sports Complex Fedefutbol-Plycem in Alajuela.

Veteran Nick Perera recorded a second-period brace to crack the 100-goal barrier in international beach soccer.

Nicolas Perea, Tomas Canale and Antonio Chavez also had braces. David Mondragon, Gabriel Silveira and Conner Rezende contributed goals.

Turks and Caicos scored but once, but it was arguably the best goal of the day as goalkeeper Pendieno Brooks fired one  in from long-range.


In the rest of the group stage, the USA meets Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday, May 18 and host Costa Rica on Wednesday, May 19. The top two team teams in each of the three groups and the two best third-place finishers advance to the quarterfinals. Both semifinal winners qualify for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Russia from Aug. 19-29.