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U.S. Paralympic Team Drops Game to Canada

ARNHEM, Netherlands (Oct. 27, 2009) - The U.S. Men's Paralympic Soccer National Team fell to Canada in its third game of the CPISRA 7-a-Side Football Championship in Arnhem, Netherlands.

Canada's goals came against the run of play, with the USA dominating possession and creating the majority of the chances. Nonetheless the Canadian's got the better of Jay Hoffman's young team by converting a chance from open play and scoring on two free kicks.

The USA will conclude tournament play on Oct. 28 against Japan.

Match: United States Men's Paralympic National Team vs Canada
Date: October 27, 2009
Competition: CPISRA 7-a-Side Football Championship
Venue: Papendal, Arnhem, Netherlands
Kickoff: 11:30 am, local time
Attendance: N/A
Weather: 55 degrees & Sunny

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                         0 0 0
CAN                         2 1 3

CAN – Vito Proietti (Sefik Smajlovic)       15th minute
CAN – Sefik Smajlovic (Dustin Hodgson) 24
SCO – Sefik Smajlovic                           34

USA: 1-Keith Johnson, 6–Chris Ahrens (8 –Tommy Latsch, 53), 5-Bryce Boarman (3-Jason Slemons, 38), 10–Marthell Vazquez, 9- Josh McKinney, 7–Adam Ballou, 4-Chad Jones
Subs not used: 13-Tyler Penn, 15-Moises Morales, 2–Nick Creasey
Head Coach: Jay Hoffman

CAN: 1–Cameron Kleimer, 3–John Philips, 4–Chris Duehrsen, 6–Sefik Smajlovic, 7–Dustin Hodgson, 11–Matt Brown (Scott van den Boofaard, 48), 10–Vito Proietti

Stats Summary: USA / CAN
Shots: 15 / 3
Shots on Goal: 10 / 3
Saves: 0 / 10
Corner Kicks: 7 / 3
Fouls: 5 / 3
Offside: NA

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