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U.S. Paralympic National Team Defeats Australia


CHICAGO (Aug. 2, 2013) – The U.S. Paralympic National Team finished the group stage in second place in the 2013 Intercontinental Cup in Barcelona, Spain.

The U.S. defeated Australia 2-0 with goals from Josh McKinney and Rene Renteria. The win puts them in the top eight heading into the next stage of the tournament.

Ukraine beat Portugal 5-1 in the other Group C match of the day. Ukraine dominated the group, scoring five or more goals in each game and only conceding one.

The U.S. will take on the winner of Group D, which includes Brazil, Argentina, Northern Ireland and Japan. Brazil leads the group by three points over Argentina and Northern Ireland.

The game will kick off on Monday, Aug. 5, at 5:30 p.m. local time (11:30 a.m. ET).

Final Group C Standings:
Team      GP   W   L   T  GF   GA  Pts
UKR        3     3    0   0   17    1    9
USA        3     2    1   0    5     8    6
POR        3     1    2   0    4     8    3
AUS        3     0    3   0    0     9    0

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