Earlier today in Mexico, the United States men defeated their Mexican hosts 4 – 1 in their final game of competition at the 2014 Amputee Football World Cup. Nico Calabria had a hat trick for Team USA while Dan Broome scored the team’s other goal. The game was a placement final, as the United States were eliminated in the quarterfinals against Poland which they lost 3 – 1.
Overall, the United States performed okay at the competition. They lost to Japan 1 – 0 off a penalty kick winning goal. They also lost 2 – 1 to Argentina, who are ranked fourth in the world. Noah Grove scored the United States’ lone goal that saw the team give away a 1 – 1 with 30 seconds left in the game. The USA defeated Germany 5 – 1 with 2 goals from Nico Calabria, 2 from Noah Grove and 1 goal from Keith Mann with Jesus Larios in goal.
The USA roster includes Craig Till, Dan Broome, Emmanuel Yeboah, Henry Sunday, Jesus Larios, Josh Sundquist, Keith Mann, Matt Eichler, Nacho Medrano, Nico Calabria, Noah Grove, and Richard Ramsay.
Mexico also had a so-so performance in this competition. They lost a game to Italy 1 – 0 before a crowd of 1,500. In another game, they beat Poland 3 – 2.