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U.S. Concludes FIFA Futsal World Cup against Portugal on Monday, Oct. 6 at 9:30 a.m. ET


U.S. Futsal National Team Pre-Game Notes
2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 5, 2008

ONE MORE GAME: The U.S. Futsal National Team concludes its 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup with a game against Portugal on Monday, Oct. 6. Kickoff for the game is at 9:30 a.m. ET and the game can be followed live on the MNT Blog or seen live on ESPN360.com. The game can also be seen on Galavision, with the tape-delay airing on Oct. 7 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.

U.S. FUTSAL NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER BY POSITION
(A detailed roster is available at ussoccer.com)
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jeff Richey (Fort Wayne, Ind., 7/0), Nick Vorberg (Grants Pass, Ore., 10/0);
DEFENDERS (2): Joe Hammes (Cedarburg, Wis., 14/3), Pat Morris (Philadelphia, Pa. 28/13);
MIDFIELDERS (6): Denison Cabral (Baltimore, Md., 15/6), Andrew Jacobson (Palo Alto, Calif., 8/0), Ptah Myers (Columbus, Ohio, 12/0), Sandre Naumoski (Philadelphia, Pa., 10/3), Andy Rosenband (Hammond, Ind., 10/2), Matthew Stewart (El Paso, Texas, 18/9);
FORWARDS (4): Mike Apple (Akron, Ohio, 9/2), Jamar Beasley (Fort Wayne, Ind. 24/7), Chile Farias (Los Angeles, Calif., 10/2), Brett Wiesner (Brookfield, Wis., 4/0).
*numbers indicate all-time caps/goals

SHORT HANDED: The U.S. will be without a few players for the game against Portugal. Andy Rosenband and Chile Farias are suspended due to card accumulation. Jamar Beasley, Ptah Myers and Andrew Jacobson are listed as doubtful.


Group B Standings
Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
Italy 3 3 0 0 10 21 +8 9
Paraguay 2 1 1 0 7 3 +4 3
Thailand 2 1 1 0 5 4 +1 3
Portugal 2 1 1 0 4 5 -1 3
USA 3 0 3 0 4 16 -12 0

Sept. 30
Italy 1, Thailand 0
Paraguay 5, USA 0

Oct. 2
Portugal 3, Paraguay 2
USA 1, Italy 6

Oct. 4
Thailand 5, USA 3
Italy 3, Portgual 1

Oct. 6
Portugal vs. USA, 9:30 a.m. ET
Thailand vs. Paraguay, 11:30 a.m. ET

Oct. 8
Italy vs. Paraguay ,11:30 a.m. ET
Portugal vs. Thailand, 11:30 a.m. ET

For a full schedule of the 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup, including all four groups, click here.
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