ARNHEM, Netherlands (Oct. 28, 2009) - The U.S. Paralympic Soccer National Team defeated Japan 5-0 to conclude play at the CPISRA 7-a-Side Football Championship in Arnhem, Netherlands.
The win gave the USA a 10th place finish in the tournament with two goals a piece from Marthell Vazquez and Adam Ballou, plus a strike from Chad Jones, ensuring head coach Jay Hoffman's team finished the trip on a winning note.
Vazquez opened the scoring in the 11th minute after being assisted by Chris Ahrens. Ahrens would turn provider again in the 21st and 22nd minutes, for goals by Jones and Ballou, respectively.
Ballou grabbed his brace on the 29th minute, with Vazquez rounding out the scoring a minute later.
The next event for the U.S. will be next year's North and South America championship. The event will serve as a qualifier for the 2011 world championship in Parlaympic soccer.
Match: United States Men's Paralympic Soccer National Team vs Japan
Date: Oct. 28, 2009
Competition: CPISRA 7-a-Side Football Championship
Venue: Papendal, Arnhem, Netherlands
Kickoff: 12:45 p.m. local time
Weather: 60 degrees & Sunny
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 5 0 5
JPN 0 0 0
USA - Marthell Vazquez (Chris Ahrens) 11th minute
USA - Chad Jones (Chris Ahrens) 21
USA - Adam Ballou (Chris Ahrens) 22
USA - Adam Ballou (Marthell Vazquez) 29
USA - Marthell Vazquez 30
USA: 1-Keith Johnson; 6-Chris Ahrens (8-Tommy Latsch, 36), 5-Chad Jones (3-Jason Slemons, 36), 10-Marthell Vazquez, 7-Adam Ballou (13-Tyler Penn, 30), 15-Moises Morales, 2-Nick Creasey
Subs not used: 9-Josh McKinney, 5-Bryce Boarman
Head Coach: Jay Hoffman
JPN: 12 Takayuki Iwasa, 5-Nobuyuki Sizuki, 11-Keisuke Kawabe (6-Yoji Yamada, 52), 7-Rikiya Sakai, 10-Tsukasa Kawano, 9-Jun Okada, 8-Taisei Taniguchis
Stats Summary: USA / JPN
Shots: 22 / 2
Shots on Goal: 13 / 1
Saves: 1 / 8
Corner Kicks: 11 / 0
Fouls: 5 / 2
USA - Moises Morales (caution) 52nd minute