Wednesday, November 30, 2011

USA Qualifies for 2012 Deaf World Cup

U.S.A. Deaf National Soccer team has received official announcement that they had been selected to attend to the 2012 Deaf World Football Championship in Ankara, Turkey

The FINAL STANDING of Pan American below

Despite U.S.A. placed third and will not qualify for Deaflympics in 2013. However, if Argentina or Venezuela remove themselves from 2013 Deaflympics, U.S.A. will take the place of that team.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

U.S.A. finished the final game of Pan American strong over Mexico 5-1

Saturday November 26, we played our final game of the Pan American games against Mexico team, we ended the tournament strong winning 5-1. Unfortunately this wasn't enough for U.S.A. team to secure the top 2 spots after Venezuela got another luck after winning 1-0 over Brazil in the same morning. We knew we were much better team than Venezuela. We didn't play our highest level against Venezuela, and we and coaches learned our mistakes.

Luis Reyes and Barry Wilkins each scored two goals for the U.S.A as well as James Rummo contributed a goal after he made an substitute with Angel Oritz.

Despite the U.S.A win, they finished third place in the standing.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

USA Falls to Venezuela 1-0

My apologize for the late updates, there were no wifi services in Barquisimeto, Venezuela for last 4 days.

U.S.A. soccer team suffer heartbreaking loss to Venezuela on Thanksgiving day. The only goal came from own goal from the defender of the U.S.A. team in the final minutes. In the game, the U.S.A. team had been struggling to make an scoring opportunities. Venezuela did a great job on defend the midfield and defense territory. The one uncalled came from referee when one of the U.S.A. player fell in the penalty area by Venezuela keeper.

The U.S.A. team were disappointed for the rest of Thanksgiving day, but we got chance to be together celebrate Thanksgiving dinner in the mall. Each of the players took turns to tell words of what they are thankful for. 

The final game against Mexico is mandatory win and have Venezuela lose to Brazil to qualify the top 2 spots.

USA and Argentina battled scoreless 0-0.

Facing off after loss to Argentina in Taipei, the USA Deaf National team and Argentina soccer teams played to a draw 0-0. Neither squad could score, despite full 90 minutes of play in hot sunny morning. I thought the referee did outstanding job on both team. Several of our players got yellow cards, so did the Argentina team as well... Thankfully none of the players got serious injuries.

USA best chance to score came in the 61th minute, when JP Kanashiro fired a 29-yard line drive and Matt Eby shot 35 yard free kick in 80th, Argentina keeper was able to made a awarkard save. Our keeper Eric Setzer was the man of the game, he made an excellent saves to protect the net.

This was our second game in three days and we’re a little bit tired. We didn’t get a chance to get the win, but I thought our team played pretty well considering against Argentina team.

Now we are looking forward for Thursday game against Venezuela.

Message from our USADSF President Jack Lamberton

Monday, November 21, 2011

USA defeats Brazil 1-0.

U.S.A. defeats Brazil 1-0. Trip Neil scored the game's only goal Sunday, lifting U.S.A. Deaf National team past Brazil. In the second half, defender Matt Eby saved a goal attempted by Brazilian player, after deflection by our keeper. This prevented the draw of the game.

The stadium was one of my largest stadium i ever play at, Estadio Metropolitano de Barquisimeto Venezuela Stadium . The grass root is very smooth and comfortable to play at.

Here is the pictures of the stadium we played at and the pictures of U.S.A. Men's Team starter line-ups.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

USA Team Photo in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

Today was my first day of training with U.S.A. Deaf Soccer team, there was several new faces and old face. Of course, it was good to see them again. We are looking forward for first game against Brazil. After the practice the bus broken down and we had to wait outside in hot weather. After few hours fixing, we were able to made it back to hotel. It was interesting sightseeing around the city of Barquisimeto.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Eby to named U.S. Deaf Soccer Team roster for 2011 Pan American Games for the Deaf

DALLAS, TX (September 24, 2011) — U.S. Men’s Deaf National Soccer Team head coach Dave Kunitz has named Matthew Eby to be a member of the US Men’s Deaf National Team as we represent the United States at the 2011 Deaf Pan American Games in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. It will be his fifth International appearances.

The U.S. Deaf Soccer will be going up against some very challenging competition and attempting to secure one of the two qualifying spots for the 2013 Deaflympics.  The Games are being held November 20 – 26, 2011

Schedule for 2011 Pan Am qualifier games released (Barquisimeto, Venezuela):

November 20, USA vs. Brazil, Stadio Metropolitano

November 22, USA vs. Argentina, Stadio Farid Richa
November 24, USA vs. Venezuela, Stadio Farid Richa
November 26, USA vs. Mexico, Stadio Metropolitano