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2013 Central American and Caribbean Unified Soccer Invitational

The Central America Unified Soccer Invitational will take place in San Jose, Costa Rica from May 9-17 in regional professional soccer stadiums (Cuty Monge and Coleya Fonseca). Team USA is made up entirely of Washington and Oregon Special Olympics Athletes as well as Unified Partners from the Sounders FC Development Team.

Monday, May 13, 2013

USA ranks 4th!

Team USA ranks 4th in the tournament! Awesome news! We'll be playing Portugal tomorrow at 11:00 am, CR Time!

After our match yesterday, we all piled into the bus and traveled to Jaco beach, on the Pacific Ocean side of Costa Rica. On the way, we stopped and walked across a bridge, where meters below us, there were the largest crocodiles I've ever seen! Apparently, the crocs stick around because tourists throw food down to them. They were very fun to watch when raw meat (which they sell on the road there) was tossed down.

(The pictures don't do their size justice!)

About 20 minutes after the croc bridge, we arrived at the Best Western in Jaco Beach, where Bismarck (or Biz, as we've nicknamed him) had arranged it so we could use their facilities while we were there.  The boys had a blast playing in the ocean for hours!  We even got surfboards and boogie boards for them to play with.  Even with the overcast, the air was warm and the ocean was warmer! 

The ride back was quite, with all the guys wiped out from swimming.  Dinner awaited them, followed promptly by bed! It was a good day! 


  1. First let me say thank you these blogs are GREAT. Second, how is Portugal ranked? Are they a strong team?

  2. It's fun following you. I'm glad you got to get to the beach. Keep up the great blogs.


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