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2017 IFCPF CP Football World Championships - Sept. 4-24 - San Luis, Argentina

San Luis, Argentina
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Last-Minute, 3-2 Comeback Win Over Ireland Propels PNT to Fifth-Place Finish at 2017 World Championships

SAN LUIS, Argentina (Sept. 22, 2017) – The U.S. Paralympic National Team claimed fifth-place at the 2017 IFCPF CP Football World Championships after a last-minute 3-2 comeback victory against Ireland. The USA finished as the tournament’s top team from North or South America and earned its best finish at a major world competition since the 1996 Paralympic Games at which the PNT finished fourth. Stalwart defender David Garza knotted things up in the 60th minute and high school wunderkind Cameron DeLillo scored the game-winning goal in injury time. 

The USA got on the board early in a back-and-forth first half. Garza halted a shot from Ireland and in the ensuing build-up, Kevin Hensley hit DeLillo in stride near the half line. DeLillo evaded two Irish defenders and launched a rocket from the top right corner of the box to open the scoring in the seventh minute.

The teams continued to spar, and while the USA parried a series of dangerous attempts from Ireland, the Boys in Green finally broke through in the 22nd minute. After goalkeeper Sean Boyle charged to take on an Irish attacker and stop an attempt, Ireland intercepted the clearance and a lengthy build-up found Irish captain Gary Messett on the left side of the field. He got past two defenders and chipped a long shot to the far post to knot things up 1-1.

A remarkable individual effort gave Ireland the lead just after the half. Dillon Sheridan, one of the tournament’s leading scorers, made a run down the left side of the field, spinning and evading two U.S. defenders. He slotted one inside the far post to put the Irish up 3-2 in the 31st minute.

The USA came painstakingly close to an equalizer as the half wore on. Irish goalkeeper James Gerard Naughton made an athletic save from his knees in the 32nd minute, the green-clad defense cleared a dangerous ball in the air in the 43rd and captain Hensley hit the left post with a shot in the 45th. Two Irish players received yellow cards as they tried to hasten the final whistle.

Salvation came for the PNT in the 60th and final minute. Garza has anchored the U.S. back line for its entire tournament run, but he found himself pressing in the final third at the game’s end closed in. Defender Ben Lindau was the last man back near the half line, and he launched a through ball towards the net that found Garza making a run across the box. Naughton never had a chance at Garza’s diving header that tied the game 2-2.

DeLillo provided the rest of the late-match heroics. Lindau launched another long ball into the box and a one-timed header from Hensley missed, but Tyler Bennett kept the ball alive, and it trickled out to DeLillo near the penalty spot. He rocketed a shot to the near post, clinching the 3-2 USA victory third minute of extra time.

DeLillo finishes the tournament as the team’s leading scorer with five goals.


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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
3-2 W Stadium J.G. Funes; San Luis, Argentina Delillo(2), Garza
3-2 W Stadium J.G. Funes; San Luis, Argentina Jahn, Mayhugh, Ballou
1-2 L Stadium J.G. Funes; San Luis, Argentina Ballou
0-2 L Stadium J.G. Funes; San Luis, Argentina 88
5-0 W Stadium J.G. Funes; San Luis, Argentina 76 Hensley (2), Ballou, DeLillo, Bremer
6-0 W Stadium J.G. Funes; San Luis, Argentina Jahn, DeLillo (3), Ballou (2)

2017 IFCPF CP Football World Championships - Sept. 4 - 24 - San Luis, Argentina

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
F 5-6 145 San Diego, Calif.
M 5-8 165 Virginia Beach, Va.
M 5-10 165 Akron, Ohio
D 6-0 160 Colorado Springs, Colo.
GK 6-3 194 Minneapolis, Minn.
F 6-2 195 Grand Rapids, Mich.
M 5-5 159 Charlotte, N.C.
F 5-9 134 Blandon, Pa.
GK 5-6 154 Bakersfield, Calif.
D 6-2 180 San Diego, Calif.
M 6-2 185 Memphis, Tenn.
F 6-5 215 Lakeland, Fla.
D 5-10 156 Chicago, Ill.
M 6-0 155 Manassas, Va.

2017 IFCPF CP Football World Championships - Sept. 4 - 24 - San Luis, Argentina

Mason Abbiate

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Adam Ballou

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Virginia Beach, Va.

Tyler Bennett

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Akron, Ohio

Bryce Boarman

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Colorado Springs, Colo.

Sean Boyle

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-3

Weight:
194

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minn.

Drew Bremer

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-2

Weight:
195

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Gregory Brigman

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Weight:
159

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

Cameron DeLillo

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-9

Weight:
134

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Blandon, Pa.

Marc Estrella

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-6

Weight:
154

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Bakersfield, Calif.

David Garza

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-2

Weight:
180

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Kevin Hensley

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-2

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

Seth Jahn

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-5

Weight:
215

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Lakeland, Fla.

Ben Lindau

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-10

Weight:
156

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

Nick Mayhugh

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-0

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Manassas, Va.

Updated through Sept. 22, 2017

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Brazil
3 3 0 0 12
0
12
9
Ireland 3 1 1 1 10 8 2 4
Canada
3 1 1 1 7 6 1 4
Spain
3 0 3 0 1
16 -15
0
Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Russia
3 3
0 0 14 3
11
9
Iran 3 2 1
0
13
9
4
6
Argentina
3
1
2
0
7
14
-7
3
Portugal 3
0 3
0
1
9
-8
0

Group C

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
England 3 3
0 0 25
0
25 9
Netherlands 3 2
1
0
6 5
1
6
Venezuela
3
0
2
1
0
11
-11
1
Japan
3
0 2
1
0
15
-15
1

Group D

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Ukraine 3 3 0 0 15
0
15
9
USA 3 2
1 0
11
2 9 6
Australia 3 1 2 0 2 15 -13 3
Northern Ireland
3 0
3 0
1 12 -11
0

Group A Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Sept. 12
Spain vs. Brazil
0-5 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 12
Ireland vs. Canada
3-3
Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 14
Brazil vs. Ireland
5-0 Stadium Estancia Grande
Sept. 14
Canada vs. Spain
4-1
Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 16 Brazil vs. Canada 2-0
Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 16 Ireland vs. Spain
7-0 Stadium Estancia Grande

Group B Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue

Sept. 10

Argentina vs. Portugal

3-1
Stadium La Pedrera
Sept. 11
Russia vs. Iran
6-2 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 12 Russia vs. Portugal 3-0 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 12 Iran vs. Argentina
8-3 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 14 Portugal vs. Iran
0-3 Stadium Estancia Grande
Sept. 14
Argentina vs. Russia
1-5 Stadium J.G. Funes

Group C Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Sept. 11
Netherlands vs. Venezuela
2-0 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 11
England vs. Japan
11-0 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 13
England vs. Venezuela
9-0 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 13
Japan vs. Netherlands
0-4 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 15 Netherlands vs. England 0-5 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 15 Venezuela vs. Japan
0-0 Stadium Estancia Grande

Group D Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Sept. 11
Ukraine vs. Northern Ireland
5-0 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 11
USA vs. Australia
6-0
Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 13
USA vs. Northern Ireland
5-0
Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 13
Australia vs. Ukraine
0-8
Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 15 Ukraine vs. USA 2-0 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 15 Northern Ireland vs. Australia
1-2
Stadium Estancia Grande

Second Round Placement Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Sept. 17
Northern Ireland vs. Venezuela   2-1 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 17
Japan vs. Australia
2-3 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 17
Argentina vs. Spain 11-0 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 17
Canada vs. Portugal 0-1 Stadium J.G. Funes

Quarterfinals

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Sept. 18
Ukraine vs. Netherlands
7-0 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 18
England vs. USA
2-1 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 18
Russia vs. Ireland 5-0 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 18
Brazil vs. Iran 0-1 (AET) Stadium J.G. Funes

Third Round Placement Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Sept. 19
Venezuela vs. Spain 4-2 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 19
Japan vs. Canada 0-4 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 19
Northern Ireland vs. Argentina 0-1 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 19
Australia vs. Portugal 2-0 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 20 USA vs. Brazil 3-2 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 20 Netherlands vs. Ireland 1-5 Stadium J.G. Funes

Semifinals

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Sept. 20
England vs. Iran 1-3 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 20
Ukraine vs. Russia
2-2 (4-2 PKs) Stadium J.G. Funes

Final Placement Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Sept. 21
Spain vs. Japan (15th place)
0-0 (3-2 PKs) Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 21
Venezuela vs. Canada (13th place) 1-2 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 21
Northern Ireland vs. Portugal (11th place) 2-1 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 21
Argentina vs. Australia (9th place) 2-1 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 22 Brazil vs. Netherlands (7th place) 7-0 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 22 United States vs. Ireland (5th place) 3-2 Stadium J.G. Funes
Sept. 23 England vs. Russia (3rd place) 0-2 Stadium La Pedrera

Final

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Sept. 23
Iran vs. Ukraine 0-1 Stadium La Pedrera

2017 IFCPF CP Football World Championships Statistics

Record: 2-2-0

Player

Pos.

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Y/R

Abbiate, Mason
M
1 0 6 0 0 0/0
Ballou, Adam
D 4 4
215 4 0 1/0
Bennett, Tyler
M
2 0
58 0 0
0/0
Boarman, Bryce
D 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Boyle, Sean GK
4 4 223
0 0 0/0
Bremer, Andrew
M
4 4
240 1 2 0/0
Brigman, Gregory
D 2 0
11 0
0 0/0
DeLillo, Cameron
F
4 3 111
3 0 0/0
Estrella, Marc
GK
1 0
17 0 0 0/0
Garza, David
D
4 4 240 0 0 0/0
Hensley, Kevin
D
4 4 234 2 1 0/0
Jahn, Seth
F 4 2
142
1 2 1/0
Lindau, Benjamin
D
2 0
54
0
1 0/0
Mayhugh, Nicholas
M 3 3
129
0 2 1/0








Own Goal

1

Totals


4 4
240 12
8
3/0

Opponent Totals


4
4
240 4
2 1/0

2017 IFCPF CP Football World Championships Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Boyle, Sean 4 4
223
11 4
2* 1.00 2-2-0
Estrella, Marc
1 0 17 1 0 1* 0.00 0-0-0









Totals

4 4
240 12
4
2 1.00 2-2-0

Opponent Totals

4 4
240
4
12
1 3.00 2-2-0

*Shared shut-out 9/13 vs. Northern Ireland 

Updated through Sept. 18, 2017

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