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U.S. National Futsal Team Continues Busy Weekend with 2-1 Win

MILWAUKEE (Sept. 13, 2008) - The U.S. National Futsal Team held off a pesky NY Ecuador FC side for a 2-1 victory on Saturday at the Kern Center in Milwaukee, Wis. Goals from Jamar Beasley and Denison Cabral proved to be the difference for the U.S. squad, which next faces Japan on Sept., 14 at 1 p.m. at the Kern Center.

Last night the U.S. played Japan to an exciting 4-4 draw, and tomorrow's rematch will put the finishing touches on the United States' domestic preparations for the FIFA Futsal World Cup.

The FIFA Futsal World Cup kicks off later this month in Brazil, where the U.S. just recently finished a training camp and series of friendlies. The U.S. starts its World Cup campaign on Sept. 30, having been drawn into Group B along with Italy, Portugal, Thailand and Paraguay. Head Coach Keith Tozer will announce his squad for the FIFA Futsal World Cup on Monday, Sept. 15.

-- U.S. National Futsal Team Game Report --

Match-up: USA vs. NY Ecuador FC
Date: September 13, 2008
Competition: Friendly
Venue: Kern Center – Milwaukee, Wis.
Kickoff: 11 a.m. CT

Scoring Summary:     1     2     F
USA                              1     1     2
NY                                0     1     1

USA - Jamar Beasley (Ptah Myers)           9th minute
NY – Danny Waltman                                32nd
USA – Denison Cabral (six fouls)              34th

USA: 1-Brett Phillips (GK), 6-Chile Farias, 11-Matthew Stewart, 14-Joe Hammes, 18-Mike Apple
Subs: 2-Jamar Beasley, 3-Brett Wiesner, 4-Sandre Naumoski, 5-Denison Cabral (capt.), 7-Dan DeGeer, 9-Ptah Myers, 10-Matt Hatzke, 13-Andy Roseband, 17-Pat Morris
Head Coach: Keith Tozer

NY: 1-Jeff Richey (GK),4-Matias Velazquez, 8-Diego Mayanga,10-Richard Lesmes (capt.), 33-Damian Lopez
Subs: 17-Danny Waltman (GK), 5-George Lesmes, 9-Diego Velazquez, 11-Marcelo Santos, 22-Chico, 24-Cesar Valenzuela,
Head Coach: Tony Toral

Stats Summary: USA / NY
Shots:                     27 / 11
Shots on Goal:        17 / 9
Saves:                      8 / 15
Corner Kicks:           9 / 4
Fouls:                     11 / 13

Misconduct Summary:
NY – Marcelo Santos            32nd minute
NY – Matias Velazquez         34th

Referee: Jason Krnac
2nd Raferee: Shane Butler
Scorer: Christian Rickman