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U.S. Paralympic National Team Drops Match to Brazil in Pool B at Paralympic Games in London


U.S. Falls 8-0 to Brazil, Faces Host Great Britain on Sept. 5 at Riverbank Arena

U.S. Falls 8-0 to Brazil, Faces Host Great Britain on Sept. 5 at Riverbank Arena

LONDON (Sept. 3, 2012) – The U.S. Paralympic National Team fell to Brazil 8-0 on Monday in Pool B play in the 2012 Paralympics at Riverbank Arena.

Brazil’s Ronaldo Almeida de Souza, Jose Carlos Montiero Guimares and Mateus Francisco Tostes Calvo each had two goals. USA goalkeeper Keith Johnson had 19 saves and now has 30 in the tournament.

The U.S. wraps up Pool B on Sept. 5 against host Great Britain. The USA’s match with Great Britain is tentatively scheduled to be streamed live on Paralympic.org and http://www.youtube.com/ParalympicSportTV/, with kickoff at 9:15 a.m. ET.

-U.S. Paralympic National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. Paralympic National Team vs. Brazil
Date: Sept. 3, 2012
Competition: 2012 Paralympics – Pool B
Venue: Riverbank Arena – London, England
Kickoff: 9 a.m. GMT

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                        0 0 0
BRA                        3 5 8

BRA – Ronaldo Almeida de Souza 2nd minute
BRA – Ronaldo Almeida de Souza 19
BRA – Jose Carlos Montiero Guimares 20
BRA – Fabiola da Silva Bordignon 32
BRA – Jose Carlos Montiero Guimares 40
BRA – Mateus Francisco Tostes Calvo 50
BRA – Fabiola da Silva Bordignon 53
BRA – Mateus Francisco Tostes Calvo 56

Lineups:
USA: 1-Keith Johnson; 6-Chris Ahrens; 4-Chad Jones, 9-Josh McKinney (capt.), 10-Marthell Vazquez, 11-Tyler Bennett; 8-Rene Renteria
Subs: 2-Gavin Sibayan, 3-Jerreme Wade, 5-Bryce Boarman, 7-Adam Ballou, 12-Alex Hendricks
Head Coach: Jay Hoffman

BRA: 1-Marcos dos santos Ferreira (capt.); 2-Ronaldo Almeida de Souza (7-Fabiola da Silva Bordignon, 31) 3-Fernandes Celso Alves Vieira, 4-Jose Carlos Montiero Guimares; 5-Marcos Yuri Cabral da Costa (9-Luciano da Costa Silva, 41), 8-Yurig Gregory dos Santos Ribeiro (6-Mateus Francisco Tostes Calvo, 45) 11-Jan Francisco Brito da Costa
Subs Not Used: 12-Jorge Luiz da Silva

Stats Summary: USA / BRA
Shots: 7 / 38
Shots on Goal: 2 / 27
Saves: 19 / 2
Fouls: 5 / 8

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: David Davies (GBR)
Assistant Referee 1: Stephen Conroy (GBR)
Assistant Referee 2: Keith Stroud (GBR)
Fourth Official: Garry Polkey (GBR)

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