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U.S. Paralympic Soccer Team Takes On Brazil


CHICAGO (Aug. 5, 2003) - The U.S. Paralympic Soccer Team will continue a three-game series with Brazil this week with two exhibition matches at The Home Depot Center training fields at 5 p.m on both Tuesday (Aug. 5) and Thursday (Aug. 7). The teams began their three-game series on Saturday in as part of the 2003 Pepsi Major League Soccer All-Star Weekend, with Brazil handing the U.S. a 5-0 defeat.

The games at The Home Depot Center training field are free and are offering unprecedented exposure and visibility for disabled soccer in the United States.

The series of games mark an opportunity to see some of the world’s best disabled soccer players in action and admission is free. Across the last six years, the U.S. is 2-4 in six meetings against the explosive Brazilians, who are ranked number three in the world.

The U.S. Paralympic Soccer Team is led by head coach Jay Hoffman and finished in fouth place earlier this year at an international competition in Russia in May.

For more information, contact the U.S. Paralympic Soccer Team at USParalympics.org or parsoccer@hotmail.com.



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