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Global Jun 26, 2015

U.S. Paralympic National Team falls in extra time to Netherlands

CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) – A second half equalizer was not enough for the U.S. Paralympic National Team to overcome a late game-winner from the Dutch as it dropped its quarterfinal match against the Netherlands 2-1 in extra time at the 2015 Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships at St. George’s Park on Wednesday afternoon.

The USA will now play in a placement match and will take on tournament host England on Friday, June 26 at 8 a.m. ET. The game will be streamed live on the official tournament website at The championship game of the World Championships is set for June 28.

The tournament serves as the main qualifier for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and after capturing six points in the group stage the USA positioned itself in a good spot to secure its ticket to next year’s event.

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– U.S. Paralympic National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. Paralympic National Team vs. Netherlands
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Competition: 2015 C.P. World Championships
Venue: St. George’s Park; Staffordshire, England

Kickoff: 10:30 a.m. local
Attendance: 50
Weather: 65 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 ET F
USA 0 1 0 1
NED 0 1 1 2

NED – Jeroen Schuitert 39th minute
USA – David Garza 47 (penalty kick)
NED – Peter Kooji 78

USA: 23-Marthell Vasqeuz 5, 2-Gavin Sibayan 7, 4-Tyler Bennett 7 (9-Seth Jahn 6 35’), 5-Jordan Weise 7, 6-Adam Ballou 7, 10-Kevin Hensley (capt.) 8 (11-Mason Abbiate 8 42’), 14-David Garza 6
Subs not used: 1-Keith Johnson 7, 3-Bryce Boarman 5, 19-Michael Moore 7
Head Coach: Stuart Sharp

NED: 23-George van Altena 6, 2-Jeroen Saedt 6, 3-Jeroen Schuitert 7, 7-Minne de Vos 7, 8-Lars Conijn 7, 11-Iljas Visker 8 (6-Peter Kooij 8 71’), 15-Joey Mense,
Subs not used: 1-Stefan Boersma 6, 5-Teddy Witjes 7, 9-Rik Rodenburg 7, 10-Stephan Lokhoff 7, 12-Guido Floors 7, 14-Daan Dikken 7
Head Coach: Marcel Geestman

Stats Summary: USA / NED
Shots: 14 / 17
Shots on Goal: 7 / 8
Saves: 5 / 5
Corner Kicks: 4 / 10
Fouls: 9 / 12
Offsides: 0 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
NED – George van Altena (caution) 47th minute
USA – David Garza (caution) 49

Referee: Jorge Barbisan
Assistant Referee 1: Tom Elliot
Assistant Referee 2: Minesh Gupta
Fourth Official: Jon Burridge

Please Note: Games are 60 minutes long.

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