Here is the latest blog entry by the US Paralympic Soccer Team:
“Hey everyone its Josh McKinney here with the Paralympic soccer team. We just finished our month long camp and are prepared for the Paralympics next week. It’s amazing how quickly the games came around, qualifiers feels like they were just last week.
Camp went well as the players fined tuned all their skills and are excited to get to London!! The team gets a few days rest back home to recoup and help our families who are going get ready. We ended up playing four games this past week in preparations – thanks to the Crusaders and The All Navy team for coming out and playing with us, they were a great matchup and pushed us hard. Opening ceremonies are just two weeks away and our first game vs Ukraine is on the 1st of September. Make sure to watch those webcasts just in case they show the teams games. Thanks for all the support.”
U.S. Paralympic Games Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (1):Keith Johnson (Houston, Texas); Alex Hendricks (Columbus, Ohio)
DEFENDERS (4):Chris Ahrens (Baldwinsville, N.Y.); Bryce Boarman (Colorado Springs, Colo.); Chad Jones (Virginia Beach, Va.); Gavin Sibayan (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
MIDFIELDERS (5):Adam Ballou (Virginia Beach, Va.); Tyler Bennett (Wadsworth, Ohio); Josh McKinney (Cary, N.C.); Marthell Vazquez (Long Beach, Calif.); Jerreme Wade (Chesapeake, Va.)
FORWARDS (2):Rene Renteria (San Fernando, Calif.)
ALTERNATES on the U.S. Paralympic roster are forward Dylan Brown (Clovis, Calif.), midfielder Nick Creasey (Richmond, Va.), forward Charlie Howard (Washington, D.C.) and midfielder Moises Morales (San Diego, Calif.).
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