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U.S. Continues Play in Grand Prix in 5-2 Loss Against Netherlands

MANAUS, Brazil (Oct. 20, 2011) - The U.S. Futsal National Team remained winless in the Futsal Grand Prix as the team fell to the Netherlands 5-2 on Oct. 20, in Manaus, Brazil.

After two goalless losses in its first two matches, the U.S. has put names on the scoresheet in two consecutive games. The names were familiar, as both Matthew Stewart and Jeffrey Hughes each scored one goal in the 10-7 loss against Belgium on Oct. 18.

The Netherlands opened and closed the scoring, with the last goal coming in the 40th minute of the match. Stewart and Hughes added their tallies in the second half but could not match the four goals already scored by the Dutch side.

Though the U.S is no longer competing in the championship bracket of the invitational tournament, the men continue to play in constellation round matches with the bottom two teams from each of the four groups. The U.S. will play Belgium for the second time this tournament at 2p.m. today.

- U.S. Futsal National Team Game Report -

Match: U.S. Futsal National Team vs. Netherlands
Date: Oct. 20, 2011
VII Grand Prix of Futsal 2011
Venue: Ginásio do Sesi Cidade
Location: Manaus, Brazil

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                         0 2 2
NED                         1 4 5

NED – Samir Makhoukhi 8th minute
NED – Jeroen De Groot 24
NED – Oualid Saadouni 25
NED – Mohammed Attaibi 26
USA – Matthew Stewart 33
USA – Jeffrey Hughes 37
NED – Sofian El Adel 40


USA: 24-Danny Waltman; 3-Matthew Stewart (Capt.), 4-Jeff Hughes, 11-Alex Robles, 23-Nick Perera
Subs: 2-Craig Chiles, 5-Jeremy Ortiz, 10-Casey Macias, 12-Esteban Mariel, 19-Manuel Mariel, 21-Grady Renfrow, 22-Henrique Pinto
Subs not used: 18-Ryan Oster
Head Coach: Keith Tozer

NED: 1-Peter Rozenbeek; 3-Jamal El Ghannouti, 4-Jeroen De Groot, 9-Sofian El Adel, 10-Mohammed Attaibi
Subs: 5-Omar Nejjari, 6-Samir Makhoukhi, 7-Adil Zouthane, 8-Zaid El Morabiti, 11-Dick Hulshorst, 13-Mohammed Allouch, 14-Oualid Saadouni
Subs not used: 12-Pieter Grimmelius
Head Coach: Marcel Loosveld

Statistical Summary: USA / NED
Shots: 17 / 29
Shots on goal: 8 / 10
Saves: 5 / 6
Fouls: 5 / 6
Corner Kicks: 4 / 7

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