Tijerino, Perez among award winners at CFC
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Costa Rica Football Association Presidente Mr. Rolando Villalobos (left) and the Concacaf Futsal Championship Best Player Milinton Tijerino showing the award on May 9, 2021.

Tijerino, Perez among award winners at CFC

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GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – Costa Rica are champions of the 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship after defeating the United States 3-2 in the 2021 CFC Final on Sunday night at the Domo Polideportivo de la CDAG in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

The Ticos were also among the winners of the 2021 CFC awards given out after Sunday’s Final.

Milinton Tijerino of Costa Rica earned the Best Player Award presented by Scotiabank. Tijerino scored two goals in helping Costa Rica claim their fourth CFC crown.

Tomas Pondeca of the United States took home the Young Player Award presented by Scotiabank. Pondeca scored two goals during the tournament, including a score in the 2-0 quarterfinal win over the Dominican Republic that clinched a berth in the 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup for the U.S.

Carlos Perez of Panama won the Top Scorer Award after tallying eight goals during the tournament, including hat tricks in two different group stage matches.

Cesar Vargas of Costa Rica secured the Allstate Best Goalkeeper Award. Vargas started all five of Costa Rica’s matches, registered a clean sheet in their opening 7-0 win over Haiti and gave up just five goals during the entire tournament.

For the second straight CFC, Costa Rica won the Fair Play Award presented by Scotiabank.