John Gobin to Captain US Polo Team

John Gobin to Captain US Polo Team

By Alex Webbe

The United States Polo Association recently named eight players who have been selected to represent the United States in the FIP zone play-offs to be held at Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic, in May.

Five-goaler John Gobin has been named team captain and will be representing the United States in international competition for the fourth time.

Gobin’s first two appearances came in 1992 when he played in FIP play in Chile and again as a member of the USA’s Westchester Cup team that defeated England, 8-7, in overtime, with Gobin scoring the winning goal.

John was also a member of the United States team that battled Mexico for the Camacho Cup in 2009.

“It’s a real honor to represent your country in this kind of competition,” said Gobin.  I’m comfortable with the talent that we have assembled and am looking forward to the first round of play in the Dominican Republic in May.

Joining Gobin on the team will be Nick Snow (4), Steve Krueger (3), Mason Wroe (3), Carlitos Galindo (3), Will Tankard (3), Chris Collins (2) and Cachi Garcia (2).  Felipe Viana (3) and Jacob Stimmel (2) have been named as alternates.

Veteran 5-goaler Charlie Muldoon has accepted the position as team coach.

The team will be practicing in Wellington, Florida this winter before heading to Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic in May for the Zone Play-offs.

The 2011 World Championships are scheduled to be played in October in San Luis, Argentina.