Thursday, August 2, 2012

Attractions in Ankara, Turkey

In the free time I got chance to sightseeing around the capital city of Turkey.


                   Anıtkabir, Kemal Atatürk's Mausoleum, founder of the Republic of Turkey



The Kocatepe Mosque




Ankara Castle- This is where the most important and prominent of the monuments left over from the Byzantine period. It was built by the Galatians and expanded by the Romans during the time of emperor Augustus.







Thank you for the generous sponsorships through the 2012 Deaf World Championships

See below our team sponsorships, CoCos-Pure, Pele and Nike!








Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR USA DEAF WOMEN TEAM WINNING 2012 DEAF WORLD CUP!!

USA Deaf Women National team defeats Russia 1-0 to win the 2012 Deaf World Cup!


Friday, July 27, 2012

USA Men's team fail to lead 3-1 at halftime, losing 4-3 to Greece.


Click here to see more pictures SportsMX: USA vs Greece


We lost to Greece 4-3, we were leading 3-1 at halftime. Somehow our team break down in second half. Our team ended up placed 12th out of 16 teams. Tough tournament for me and for the team. 

The night before the game with the team meeting, my teammate Trip Neil gave a huge honor for me to be the Team Captian for today's game. Not only is Trip one of the most humble, kind honest man he's a great friend of mine! Thank again Trip! 

This game was my final appearance with the USA Deaf Soccer team. I will defiantly miss this experiences I had in the past 9 years on this team. There are so many great memories that I cannot name one... The best squad I had were in 2008 World Championships in Greece where we placed 4th... The best host is no question, 2009 Deaflympics Summer Games in Taipei, Taiwan with the biggest bang! 

Thank you for all of your support even thought we didn't perform well. I also wanted to thank you the coaches, Dave Kunitz and Ken Noll for great supports as well.

I'm looking forward to cheering the USA Deaf Women team to get their GOLD in the next few days.




Saturday, July 21, 2012

Matt scored a goal as USA team tied against Turkey 1-1

Our USA Men's soccer team fails to qualify into the quarterfinal after the Germany team beat Korea to secure the top 2 spots. USA fell to 3rd place in group and will play Uzbekistan Monday.


Click here to see more pictures: SportsMX: USA vs Turkey



Tuesday, July 17, 2012

USA Men team won 6-4 over South Korea today!

Thanks to SportsMX for several pictures of our USA Men's Soccer game against South Korea.

Click here to see more pictures: USA vs South Korea @SportsMX


Monday, July 16, 2012

Ankara Deaf Football Championships open ceremony

The Ankara, Turkey opening ceremony was simple and sweet from my expereince, I still remember Taipei's Opening Ceremony very well. Again, this is only for soccer championships and I didn't expected to be several thousands of lights sparkled and dimmed as it countdown to open the world championships games.
After USA team’s turn to march around the stadium to our seats. We could feel a little beats of the drums and gongs of dancing performances. 
I'm looking forward for our first game tomorrow morning at 9:30 and we are playing South Korea. Please stay turned for the scores at usadeafsoccer's twitter or you could check on the website at www.usdeafsoccer.com on the down right column.
Here below a picture of Trip Neil and I, who have been playing in every international tournament since 2005. (5 international appearances)