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U.S. Futsal National Team Beaten 8-0 by Iran in Grand Prix

MANAUS, Brazil (Oct. 17, 2011) - The U.S. Futsal National Team posted its second loss of the Futsal Grand Prix tournament in Manaus, Brazil, when the team fell 8-0 against Iran on Oct. 17.

The U.S. lost against Uruguay in the first match of Group C play on Oct. 16 and were unable to get on the scoreboard in both games. After Iran scored the opening goal at the 1:50 mark, the U.S. did well to prevent the No. 6 team in the world from adding to their lead for the next 15 minutes, until Iran doubled its score in the 17th minute.

The U.S. had its best chance in the tournament in the second half, when Jeremy Ortiz went one-on-one with Iran’s goalkeeper, but Mojtaba Nasirniaie Farouji made the save to protect Iran’s 5-0 lead and clean sheet.

- U.S. Futsal National Team Game Report -

Match: U.S. Futsal National team vs. Iran
Date: Oct. 27, 2011
VII Grand Prix of Futsal – Group C
Venue: Arena Amadeu Teixeira
Manaus, Brazil

Scoring Summary:
1 2 F
USA                        0 0 0
IRA                         2 6 8

IRA - Mohammad Keshavarz      2nd minute
IRA - Javad Asghari                 17
IRA - Ali Asghar                      23
IRA - Ali Asghar                      25
IRA – Hossein Tayebi               27
IRA – Vahid Shamsaee             37
IRA - Mohammad Keshavarz     38
IRA - Hossein Tayebi               40

USA: 24-Danny Waltman; 3-Matthew Stewart (Capt.), 4-Jeff Hughes, 22-Henrique Pinto, 23-Nick Perera
Subs: 2-Craig Chiles, 5-Jeremy Ortiz, 10-Casey Macias, 11-Alex Robles, 12-Esteban Mariel, 19-Manuel Mariel, 21-Grady Renfrow, 25-Lucas Stauffer
Subs not used: 18-Ryan Oster
Head Coach: Keith Tozer

12- Mostafa Nazari; 3-Ahmad Esmaiel, 4-Mohammad Keshavarz. 7-Ali Asghar, 9-Vahid Shamsaee
Subs: 1-Mojtaba Nasirniaie; 2-Hamid Ahmadi, 5-Majid Tikdari, 6-Javad Asghari, 10-Mohammad Taheri, 11-Majid Latifi, 13-Hossein Tayebi, 14-Mahdi Javid
Subs not used: N/A
Head Coach: Ali Sanei Arani

Statistical Summary: USA / IRA
Shots: 15 / 47
Shots on goal: 6 / 26
Saves: 18 / 6
Fouls: 6 / 10
Corner Kicks: 7 / 6

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Lucas Stauffer (caution) 17th minute
IRA – Javad Asghari (caution) 35