Kestenbaum names Maccabiah squad

Team GB’s 18-man open football squad competing in the blue ribband event at the Maccabiah Games Chai has been finalised.

Team manager Jonathan Kestenbaum said: “Ben Winston (assistant-manager) and I are delighted with the blend of the squad. There is a very pleasing combination of players who have experienced the intensity of the tournament before and players who will be appearing for the first time.

“The spirit in the squad throughout the build-up has been very good with a huge sense of excitement. However, the players are under no illusions – their opponents will have players with Champions League and international experience.

“At the last Games in 2005, three members of the USA squad went on to represent USA at the 2006 World Cup. We know how challenging this tournament will be and we will do everything necessary to prepare for the challenge.”

The squad:

Danny Berg
Danny Berliner
Craig Ellis
James Gershfield
Andy Goldman
Mitch Hahn
Paul Hakim
Guy Helman
Josh Kennet
Jonathan Kurrant
Ben Lauffer
Alex Levack
Guy Morris
Michael Sacks
Sam Sloma
David Soutar
Daniel Stanton
Matt Stock
Michael Warwick

    Last updated: 1:41pm, March 27 2009