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U.S. WNT Friendlies vs. New Zealand - Sept. 15 & 19 - Commerce City, Colo. & Cincinnati, Ohio

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
M 5-7 St. Simons Island, Ga. Houston Dash 63/6
GK 5-9 Kennesaw, Ga. Concorde Fire South 0/0
D 5-6 Menlo Park, Calif. Western NY Flash 2/0
D 5-10 Menlo Park, Calif.
F 5-1 Rockville Centre, N.Y. Washington Spirit 45/18
D 5-7 Mesa, Ariz. Chicago Red Stars 45/8
GK 5-9 Satellite Beach, Fla. Orlando Pride 11/0
M 5-6 Basking Ridge, N.J. Portland Thorns FC 128/18
M 5-9 Golden, Colo. Portland Thorns FC 30/3
M 5-4 Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati United 0/0
M 5-7 Northport, N.Y. Portland Thorns FC 20/3
M 6-0 Hanson, Mass. Western New York Flash 18/4
F 5-7 Diamond Bar, Calif. Orlando Pride 120/73
GK 5-9 Bridgeport, Conn. Chicago Red Stars 10/0
D 5-5 Fayetteville, Ga. Sky Blue FC 91/2
F 5-7 Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. Chicago Red Stars 80/41
F 5-5 Highlands Ranch, Colo. Real Colorado 17/4
M 5-7 Redding, Calif. Seattle Reign FC 117/31
D 5-7 St. Louis, Mo. FC Kansas City 119/0
D 5-8 Naperville, Ill. Chicago Red Stars 4/0
M 5-4 Fort Worth, Texas Solar Chelsea
F 5-7 Fresno, Calif. Western NY Flash 4/1

U.S. WNT Friendlies vs. New Zealand - Sept. 15 & 19 - Commerce City, Colo. & Cincinnati, Ohio

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:St. Simons Island, Ga.

Club:Houston Dash

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-9

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Kennesaw, Ga.

Club:Concorde Fire South

Position:Defender

Height:5-6

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Menlo Park, Calif.

Club:Western NY Flash

Position:Defender

Height:5-10

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Menlo Park, Calif.

Position:Forward

Height:5-1

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Club:Washington Spirit

Position:Defender

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Mesa, Ariz.

Club:Chicago Red Stars

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-9

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Satellite Beach, Fla.

Club:Orlando Pride

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-6

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Basking Ridge, N.J.

Club:Portland Thorns FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Golden, Colo.

Club:Portland Thorns FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-4

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Cincinnati, Ohio

Club:Cincinnati United

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Northport, N.Y.

Club:Portland Thorns FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-0

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Hanson, Mass.

Club:Western New York Flash

Position:Forward

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Diamond Bar, Calif.

Club:Orlando Pride

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-9

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Bridgeport, Conn.

Club:Chicago Red Stars

Position:Defender

Height:5-5

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Fayetteville, Ga.

Club:Sky Blue FC

Position:Forward

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Club:Chicago Red Stars

Position:Forward

Height:5-5

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Club:Real Colorado

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Redding, Calif.

Club:Seattle Reign FC

Position:Defender

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:St. Louis, Mo.

Club:FC Kansas City

Position:Defender

Height:5-8

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Naperville, Ill.

Club:Chicago Red Stars

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-4

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Fort Worth, Texas

Club:Solar Chelsea

Position:Forward

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Fresno, Calif.

Club:Western NY Flash

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Last-Minute, 3-2 Comeback Win Over Ireland Propels PNT to Fifth-Place Finish at 2017 World Championships

SAN LUIS, Argentina (Sept. 22, 2017) – The U.S. Paralympic National Team claimed fifth-place at the 2017 IFCPF CP Football World Championships after a last-minute 3-2 comeback victory against Ireland. The USA finished as the tournament’s top team from North or South America and earned its best finish at a major world competition since the 1996 Paralympic Games at which the PNT finished fourth. Stalwart defender David Garza knotted things up in the 60th minute and high school wunderkind Cameron DeLillo scored the game-winning goal in injury time. 

The USA got on the board early in a back-and-forth first half. Garza halted a shot from Ireland and in the ensuing build-up, Kevin Hensley hit DeLillo in stride near the half line. DeLillo evaded two Irish defenders and launched a rocket from the top right corner of the box to open the scoring in the seventh minute.

The teams continued to spar, and while the USA parried a series of dangerous attempts from Ireland, the Boys in Green finally broke through in the 22nd minute. After goalkeeper Sean Boyle charged to take on an Irish attacker and stop an attempt, Ireland intercepted the clearance and a lengthy build-up found Irish captain Gary Messett on the left side of the field. He got past two defenders and chipped a long shot to the far post to knot things up 1-1.

A remarkable individual effort gave Ireland the lead just after the half. Dillon Sheridan, one of the tournament’s leading scorers, made a run down the left side of the field, spinning and evading two U.S. defenders. He slotted one inside the far post to put the Irish up 3-2 in the 31st minute.

The USA came painstakingly close to an equalizer as the half wore on. Irish goalkeeper James Gerard Naughton made an athletic save from his knees in the 32nd minute, the green-clad defense cleared a dangerous ball in the air in the 43rd and captain Hensley hit the left post with a shot in the 45th. Two Irish players received yellow cards as they tried to hasten the final whistle.

Salvation came for the PNT in the 60th and final minute. Garza has anchored the U.S. back line for its entire tournament run, but he found himself pressing in the final third at the game’s end closed in. Defender Ben Lindau was the last man back near the half line, and he launched a through ball towards the net that found Garza making a run across the box. Naughton never had a chance at Garza’s diving header that tied the game 2-2.

DeLillo provided the rest of the late-match heroics. Lindau launched another long ball into the box and a one-timed header from Hensley missed, but Tyler Bennett kept the ball alive, and it trickled out to DeLillo near the penalty spot. He rocketed a shot to the near post, clinching the 3-2 USA victory third minute of extra time.

DeLillo finishes the tournament as the team’s leading scorer with five goals.


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