TORONTO, Canada (Sept. 20, 2014) – The U.S. Paralympic National Team earned its first victory at the 2014 America Cup, defeating Mexico 3-0 in Group A play at the University of Toronto.
Seth Jahn and Renteria each scored a goal in the first half and Kevin Hensley added a second-half goal for the USA (1-1-0, 3 points) to move into second place in the group.
Brazil (1-0-0, 3 points), with a game at hand, is even in points and ahead of the U.S. in goal differential. Brazil faces Mexico (0-1-0, 0 points) in Monday’s Group A finale. The top two finishers in Group A and Group B advance to the tournament’s semifinal stage.
“I am delighted with the character shown by the players that led to an excellent victory against Mexico,” U.S. PNT head coach Stuart Sharp said. “The squad as a whole has been working hard to prepare for this competition, and I feel we have deservedly made the semifinal stage. We’re now waiting to see who we meet in our next match, and whoever the next opponent may be, we will be focused on a victory.”
All games at the 2014 America Cup are shown live on the Ontario Soccer Association’s LiveStream page.
-U.S. Paralympic National Team Match Report-
U.S. Paralympic NT vs. Mexico
Date: Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Competition: America Cup 2014
Venue: University of Toronto; Toronto, Canada
Kickoff: 3 p.m. local (3 p.m. ET)
Weather: 56 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 2 1 3
MEX 0 0 0
USA – Seth Jahn 10th minute
USA – Rene Renteria 24
USA – Kevin Hensley 54
USA: 18-Alex Hendricks 7, 2-Gavin Sibayan 7 (5-Bryce Boarman 5, 48), 4-Tyler Bennett 7 (capt.), 6-Chris Ahrens 7, 7-Marthell Vazquez 5, 9-Seth Jahn 6 (17-Michael Moore 7, 37), 11-Rene Renteria 8 (10-Kevin Hensley 8, 45),
Subs not used: 1-Keith Johnson 7, 14-David Garza 6, 15 Daniel Hoffman 15
Head Coach: Stuart Sharp
1-Juan Gonzalez 7, 2-Gonzalo Yerena 7, 3-Jorge Reyes 7, 5-Salvador Magana 7, 7-Salvador
Aguilar 7, 9-Pedro Villanueva 5, 10-Edgar Roman 7
Subs not used: 4-Julio Hernandez 8, Jose Gutierrez 7, 8-Leon Salvador 7
Head Coach: Ricardo Ortiz
Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 7 / 4
Shots on Goal: 5 / 3
Saves: 3 / 0
Corner Kicks: 7 / 3
Fouls: 3 / 3