Mendes Called Up To Team USA Arena Soccer

The Fredericksburg Fire would like to announce that Lucas Mendes has been named to the USA567 national team roster for its upcoming exhibition game against the Mexican National Futbol Rapido Team.

The international arena soccer exhibition game will take place on Friday Aug. 27 at Idaho Central Arena in Boise, Idaho. This will be the fourth meeting between the teams in Idaho since 2019.

Adding to his accolades from the Fire's inaugural season, Mendes, the Gatorade High School Player of the Year in 2015 while a senior at Washington-Lee High School (now Washington-Liberty) after previously playing in the D.C. United Academy system, is the first player in franchise history to earn this honor!

Mendes will be joining prestigious company as the only Major Arena Soccer League player named to roster not from the professional league's top division.

The fancy-footed striker concluded the Fire's 2021-2022 MASL3 season with 16 goals and 8 assists in just 7 games! The forward look to carry over that same energy on the international stage against Mexico's star-studded roster.

"I'm humbled and excited" he said. "This is an amazing opportunity and i hope to bring back a few tricks to the Fire for year two."

Click Here for the USA567 full release, which includes the roster.

August 6th 2022

Author: Tom Leiss