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


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 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) 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Our team training hard!

We had a great training practice today, we had two different training sessions. We worked hard and ran a lot of sprints. We are training hard because we are hungry to get a Gold Medal for our country. GO USA!  

I also want to thank all my fans, friends and family for their great support. I am looking forward for the opening ceremony tomorrow because this means that the games finally begin and we can put in our hard work to win the Gold.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Here we are in Ankara, Turkey

Our Women's and Men's USA Deaf National team arrived safety in Ankara, Turkey after 11 hour of flight. After checking in the Crowne Plaza Ankara hotel. Our team had good training workout this morning. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


I was told that SPORTSMX will be the primary media coverage in Ankara, Turkey for 2012 Deaf Football World Championships.

I hope that you will check out web page for frequent updates regarding the 2012 Deaf World Football Championships with scores, pictures and videos.

In addition, please take a look at the links on right column I've attached for your information, USA Deaf Soccer, World Championships link and SportsMX. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Welcome to Matthew Eby's U.S.A. Deaf Soccer blog

Five days from today I will be continue embarking on another journey for a gold medal with my U.S. Deaf National soccer team to Ankara, Turkey for 2012 Deaf Football World Championships.  

I hope that you will visit this web page for frequent updates regarding the 2012 Deaf World Football Championships. 

In addition, please take a look at the links on right side I've attached for your information.

Feel free to click below.

2012 Deaf Football Championships in Ankara, Turkey  

Thank you for your support...

Friday, June 22, 2012

Deaf World Cup Roster's Released

Columbus, OH U.S. Deaf National Soccer has released the rosters for the upcoming 2012 Deaf World Cup in Ankara, Turkey. Both rosters featured many returning players from the 2009 Deaflympics Teams. The women will bring back several gold medalist along with a handful of new players. The Men's team, which completed in Pan American in Venezuela last November 2011 and will bring back many of those players along with players from the 2009 Deaflympics Team. To view the current roster please click at U.S. Deaf National Soccer team website

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Update: U.S. Deaf Soccer Day at the Crew

U.S. Deaf Soccer teams is heading to Columbus Crew Stadium


US Deaf Men’s and Women’s Exhibition Soccer Games
Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Columbus Crew Stadium

Tickets are only $25 and are good for the two US Deaf National Team games AND the Columbus Crew game that night*

Women’s National Team – 12:30PM Kickoff
Men’s National Team – 3:00PM Kickoff
Columbus Crew vs. Vancouver Whitecaps – 7:30PM Kickoff

Click below to order your tickets today. Remember to use special offer code ‘deafsoccer

Monday, March 12, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012