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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.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

USA v Honduras

9:07 CR - Team USA is at the stadium early. Match starts at 11 CR time.  Honduras is also undefeated and has been running up the scores on their matches (9-0 & 13-0)! But our keeper, RJ, is spot on, so I have faith! It'll be a tough match, but our boys are ready! Levi got some much needed rest yesterday and will be getting a massage before the match. We're fairly positive he'll be ready to play today.  Stay tuned for match updates.

Levi getting checked out by Scott

10:44 CR - Team USA on the pitch, warming up!  (They've been warming up, but I had to make a Walmart run for food! 16 teenage boys eat a LOT!) 

11:00 CR - Kickoff. Starting 11: Jowell  (12 - Forward), Christian Freitas (9 - Forward), Levi Arthur (7 - Mid), Miles Sanchez (16 - Mid), Kasey French (34 - Mid), Dionte McGrew (3 - Mid), Ali Hilowli (5 - Defense), Ivory Randle IV (21 - Defense), John Emmitt (6 - Defense), and Captain Peace Drevitch (4 - Defense).

11:00 CR - Early penalty kick for Miles Sanchez, blocked by Honduras' keeper. 

11:08 CR - Honduras knocks Kasey French down in the box, giving USA a free penalty kick. Miles Sanchez takes the kick and scores! GOOOOOOALLLL!!!! Honduras gives up their first goal of the tournament!

11:12 CR - Honduras allowed a penalty kick and it's SAVED BY RJ NOLL!!!! 

11:18 CR - Honduras already making 2 substitutions. 

11:21 CR - Yellow card for Miles Sanchez.

11:22 CR - Another amazing save by RJ Noll! Followed quickly by ANOTHER one! RJ is really earning his keep! (Hehe, see what I did there?) :)

11:30 CR - Halftime. USA up 1-0 against a challenging team!

Halftime pep talk by Coach Dennis

11:45 CR - 3 substitutions for Team USA.  Jaeger Skifstad (11 - Mid) in for Miles Sanchez, Daniel Espeleta (32 - Mid) in for Kasey French, and Cody Peterson (10 - Forward) in for Christian Freitas.

11:45 CR - Penalty kick allowed for Hondurus. They score an equalizer. 1-1.  

11:52 CR - USA substitution. Alex Ptachik (18 - Defense) in for Ivory Randle IV.

12:02 CT - USA last substitution: Joe Hill (8 - Forward) in for Jowell Figueras. 

12:03 CT - Honduras scores to get ahead 1-2. 

12:06 CT - Honduras scores again to make it 1-3.

12:12 CT - Honduras scores again to make it 1-4, as Alex Ptachik picks up a yellow card.

12:20 CT - Final whistle. Honduras takes this match, 1-4.

Group photo with both teams

1 comment:

  1. sounds like a great game, and at least you gave them a run for their money


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