Real Central NJ Soccer (RCNJ) attacker Christian Coridon of Hightstown has been named to the 16-player Haitian Futsal World Cup qualifying roster.
Coridon will join his teammates for the May 3-9 Concacaf Futsal Championship tournament to be held in Guatemala City, Guatemala. There will be 13 nations competing to attend the World Cup to be held in Lithuania this coming September.
“We’re thrilled Christian will have a chance to showcase his skills on an international stage,” RCNJ men’s Coach Patrick Snyder said in a statement regarding the call-up. “Christian will be one of our on-field leaders this season and his call-up highlights what great talent there is in Central Jersey.”
Coridon, and his brother Christopher, have signed for the inaugural Real Central NJ Soccer USL League Two squad for the 2021 season. The twins will join two dozen other local soccer players for the upcoming season.
“I’m excited to represent my cultural homeland during this qualifying cycle,” Coridon said in the statement. “We’ve been training hard to get the chance to attend the World Cup this fall.”
Haiti will compete in Group C against Costa Rica and Canada. The top two finishers from the group will advance to the quarter-finals. Winning the quarter-final will earn that nation a berth in the World Cup. Haiti has never qualified for the Futsal World Cup. See here for more on the Concacaf Futsal Championship.
The men’s team of Real Central NJ Soccer begins play on May 12 against the Ocean City Nor’Easters at Mercer County Community College. The women’s team kicks off on May 23.
Tickets are available at www.realcentralnj.soccer/tickets