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U.S. Scores Three Goals in Last Minute to Beat Guatemala, 4-3, at Pan Am Games


RIO DE JANIERO, Brazil (July 27, 2007) – Pat Morris scored two goals and Don D’Ambra scored one in the final minute & stoppage time as the U.S. came from behind to beat Guatemala 4-3 in their first consolation bracket match at the 2007 Pan American games.

Guatemala held a 2-1 lead going into halftime on goals by Carlos Reida and Erick Coronado book-ending a fifth-minute goal from Troy Dusosky for the U.S.

Merida added his second goal over the game in the 34th minute before Morris struck on a double penalty in the final minute, before adding another goal from the run of play. Don D’Ambra scored the winner in stoppage time.

The U.S. will face Cuba on Saturday, July 28, in the Fifth-Place match of the 2007 Pan American games. Cuba topped Ecuador 5-4 in their consolation match.

- Futsal Match Report -

Match: USA vs. Guatemala
Competition: 2007 Pan American Games – Group B
Venue: Riocentro Pavillion 3B - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Scoring Summary
             1     2     F
USA     1     3     4
GUA     2    1      3

GUA – Carlos Merida 1st minute
USA – Troy Dusosky 5.
GUA – Erick Coronado 14.
GUA – Carlos Merida 34.
USA – Patrick Morris (double penalty) 40.
USA – Patrick Morris 40.
USA – Don D’Ambra 40.

Lineups:
USA: Nick Vorberg; John Ball, Jamar Beasley, Pat Morris, Lee Tschantret.
Subs: Dension Cabral, Matt Stewart, Troy Dusosky, Enrique Tovar, Joe Hammes, Don D’Ambra
Head Coach: Keith Tozer

GUA: Carlos Merida; Jose Rafael Gonzalez, Erick Coronado, Erick Acevedo, Estuardo de Leon
Subs: Alvaro Coronado Dias, Manuel Aristondo, Marlon Noj, Eduardo Estrada, Jaime Ortiz, Oliver Paredes
Head Coach: Eduardo Estrada

Statistics Summary:
USA / GUA
Shots 16 / 22
Shots on Goal 9 / 11
Saves 7 / 5
Corner Kicks 7 / 5
Fouls 3 / 6

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Lee Tschantret 24th minute

Match Officials:
Referee 1: Vladimir Mazo Goitizolo (CUB)
Referee 2: Sandro Stein Brechane (BRA)

U.S. Futsal Schedule/Results – Pan-American Games
Date Opponent Result/Venue
July 23 Argentina 2-5 L
July 24 Ecuador 3-3 T
July 25 Costa Rica 6-5 W
July 27 Guatemala 4-3 W
July 28 Cuba / Ecuador Riocentro Pavillion 3B (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Group B Final Standings
Team W L T PTS GF GA GD
ARG    2  0 1   7    11   3   +8
CRC   1  1 1   4    12  11  +1
USA    1  1 1   4    11  13  -2
ECU   0  2 1   1     7    14  -7


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