U.S. Paralympic National Team Defeats Mexico 8-4 in Copa America
The U.S. Paralympic National Team surged to a 8-4 victory against neighbors Mexico in their third match at the 2010 Copa America in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Oct. 23, 2010
Two U.S. players, Joe Chavez and James Hilaire, earned their first international caps in the match, which proved to be a fitting start to the North American rivalry, as this was the first official competition for the Mexican Paralympic Team. Hilaire made an immediate impact by scoring less than a minute after stepping onto the pitch.
With the win, the USA's hopes for qualifying for the 2011 CPISRA World Championships in London, but they face a stern test in Argentina on home soil in their next match on Oct. 24.
U.S. CPRISA America's Championship Schedule / Results
Date Opponent Result Venue
Oct. 18 Canada 6-1 W Buenos Aires; Argentina
Oct. 20 Brazil 0-5 L Buenos Aires; Argentina
Oct. 22 Mexico 8-4 W Buenos Aires; Argentina
Oct. 24 Argentina -- Buenos Aires; Argentina
Oct. 26 Venezuela -- Buenos Aires; Argentina