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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.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

USA v Guatemala

9:49 CR Time - USA plays Guatemala in a little over an hour. This should be a fun match. Guatemala's team has been beyond inviting and friendly since we met them the night we arrived. Stay tuned for match updates on this blog post! :) 

10:41 CR Time - Team USA is on the pitch warming up. Match time in 20 minutes! 

10:57 CR Time - Minutes from kickoff!
Starting 11: RJ (38 - Keeper), Christian Freitas (9 - Forward), Joe Hill (8 - Forward), Jaeger Skifstad (11 - Mid), Levi Arthur (7 - Mid), Dionte McGrew (3 - Mid), Ali Hilowli (5 - Defense), John Emmett (6 - Defense), Daniel Espeleta (32 - Mid), Alex Ptachik (18 - Defense), & Captain Peace Drevitch (4 - Defense). (Sorry they're out of order!)

11:24 CR Time - Hard challenge, studs up to Peace's shin area, leads to a no hesitation yellow card for Guatemala. 

11:29 CR Time - Half time. Score still 0-0.

11:44 CR Time - 2nd half starting. 3 subs for Team USA.  Miles Sanchez (16 - Mid) in for Jaeger Skifstad, Jowell Figueras (12 - Forward) in for Joe Hill, and Kasey French (34 - Mid) in for Daniel Espeleta.

11:57 CR Time - Medics on pitch for Guatemala  player. Looks like hamstring. Carried off pitch.

12:00 CR Time - GOOOOOALLLL!!! Kasey French with Team USA's first goal of the match! 1-0 USA!

12:03 CR Time - Yellow card to Guatemala. (I missed why. I was tweeting Kasey's goal!) :)

12:05 CR Time - 2 substitutions for Team USA.  Cody Peterson (10 - Forward) in for Christian Freitas and Ivory Randle IV (21 - Defense) in for Alex Ptachik.

12:08 CR Time - Levi Arthur on the ground. Looks like left glute. He's limped off the pitch. (Looks ok, just in a little pain. Will update as soon as I get more info.) Team USA out of subs and down to ten men on the pitch.

12:11 CR Time - GOOOOOOALLLLL!!! Miles Sanchez with Team USA's second goal (his second of the tournament)! 2-0, USA!!!

12:17 CR Time - Final whistle! Team USA takes their second win! 2-0, USA!!! :)

Update for Levi - Groin pull. He's getting iced and checked out, but seems to be ok. How he's feeling later will determine I he plays tomorrow or rests. 


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