Futsal Goal Cup Day 2 Reports


Futsal Goal Cup 2003 – Day 2

Courtesy: www.concacaf.com

Guatemala defeats USA; Canada, Mexico play to draw at Futsal quadrangular in Anaheim, California

7.12.03 – Guatemala defeated the USA 1:0, while Canada and Mexico played to a 2:2 draw in the second day of the Futsal quadrangular event in Anaheim, California on Saturday.

In their first meeting since 1996 (Won by USA, 7:3), the Guatemala-USA encounter was scoreless going into the second half, at the Anaheim Convention Center, as both sides missed several scoring opportunities.

The only goal of the match came with six minutes remaining when the chapines scored after midfielder Erick Acevedo’s cross was redirected into the stars & stripes net by defender Pat Morris for the own goal.

The victory moves Guatemala sole possession of first-place in the quadrangular competition with six points (2-0-0), while the USA is second with three points (1-1-0).

In an earlier encounter on Saturday, Canada (0-1-1, 1 Point) fought Mexico (0-1-1, 1 Point) to a 2:2 tie.

After the maple leafs took a 1:0 lead on a first half goal by forward Jason Jordan in the 18th minute, forward Carlos Alberto Ramírez leveled the score (1:1) for the tricolor in the opening four minutes of the second half.

Canada took the lead (2:1) once again in the 32nd minute with a goal by midfielder Kyriakos Selaidopoulos.

After the red card ejection of goalkeeper Marcelo Trepman in the 33rd minute, mediocampista Alberto Montiel Aguilar scored the equalizer for Mexico two minutes later for the 2:2 final.

The quadrangular event concludes on Sunday (7 December), at the Anaheim Convention Center, with Canada taking on Guatemala in the first game at 15:00, while the second encounter features Mexico meeting the USA at 17:00.

The event is hosted by the US Futsal Federation, which is an affiliate body of the US Soccer Federation.

06.12.2003: Anaheim, California USA; Anaheim Convention Center (A: 325)

Mexico – Canada 2-2 (0-1)

MEXICO: Starting five – Marcelo Trepman – Miguel Ángel Olvera Sánchez, Victor Hugo Huerta, Carlos Alberto Ramírez, Arturo López Cervantes. Substitutions: – Amado Torres Bueno-GK, Jesús Bravo García, Mario Alberto Torres Miranda, Azareel Barriga Sánchez, Mario Alberto Vertí García, Alberto Montiel Aguilar, Azeef Kazen Andrade.
Coach: Jesus Bravo REYNA

CANADA: Starting five – Bradley Daviss – Geordie Lyall, Patrick Leduc, Kyriakos Selaidopoulos, Chris Sarantopoulos. Substitutions: – Glen Gehlert-GK – William DeSilva, Alfredo Valente, Kurt Bosch, Steffan Holdt, Tiarnan King, Sean Fraser, Jason Jordan, Nico Craveiro.
Coach: Ross ONGARO


18’ Jason JORDAN (0-1)
24’ Carlos Alberto RAMÍREZ (1-1)
32’ Kyriakos SELAIDOPOULOS (1-2)
35’ Alberto MONTIEL AGUILAR (2-2)

Referee 1: Carlos DEL CID (GUA)
Referee 2: Carlos PALOMINO (USA)

Yellow card: Torres Miranda (28’), Bravo Garcia (31’),Daviss (17’), Leduc (25’)

Red card: Trepman 33’

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