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Hoffman Sets Roster for Argentina

U.S. Paralympic National Team head coach Jay Hoffman will bring 12 players to the CPISRA America’s Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina from Oct. 14-28. The event will serve as a qualifier for the 2011 CPISRA World Championship, as well as provide valuable international experience with five games against North and South American opponents during the course of eight days.

The U.S. will open against Canada on Oct. 18, and play every other day against Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Venezuela. The winner of the tournament will automatically qualify for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. The top three finishers in Argentina qualify for the 2011 CPISRA World Championship, from which an additional four teams will qualify for London.

U.S. Paralympic National Team Roster
GOALKEEPER (1): Keith Johnson (Houston, Texas)
DEFENDERS (4): Chris Ahrens (Baldwinsville, N.Y.), Tyler Bennett (Wadsworth, Ohio), Bryce Boarman (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Jason Slemons (Seattle, Wash.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Adam Ballou (Virginia Beach, Va.), Chad Jones (Virginia Beach, Wa.), Tommy Latsch (Euclid, Ohio), Josh McKinney (Cary, N.C.), Marthell Vasquez (Long Beach, Calif.)
FORWARDS (2): Joe Chavez (Bonita, Calif.), James Hilaire (Stamford, Conn.)

U.S. CPRISA America's Championship Schedule
Date             Opponent                   Venue
Oct. 18         Canada                       Buenos Aires; Argentina
Oct. 20         Brazil                          Buenos Aires; Argentina
Oct. 22         Mexico                        Buenos Aires; Argentina
Oct. 24         Argentina                   Buenos Aires; Argentina
Oct. 26         Venezuela                  Buenos Aires; Argentina