U.S. Paralympic National Team head coach Stuart Sharp will bring a 14-player roster to Footie 7 – Povoa 2015 from March 20-28 in Povoa de Varzim, Portugal.
The U.S. PNT opens against the Netherlands on Monday, March 23, followed by Ukraine (March 25), Argentina (March 26) and Portugal (March 27). The five-team tournament will serve as preparation toward the 2015 Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships in June.
Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Alex Hendricks (Columbus, Ohio), Keith Johnson (Houston, Texas)
DEFENDERS (2): Bryce Boarman (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Kevin Hensley (Memphis, Tenn.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Mason Abbiate (San Diego, Calif.), Adam Ballou (Virginia Beach, Va.), Tyler Bennett (Wadsworth, Ohio), Seth Jahn (Tampa, Fla.), Jarrett Razon (Niceville, Fla.), Gavin Sibayan (Colorado Spring, Colo.), Marthell Vazquez (Long Beach, Calif.), Jordan Weise (Jacksonville, Fla.)
FORWARDS (2): Michael Moore (Plano, Texas), Rene Renteria (San Fernando, Calif.)
“I am extremely excited to have been selected within the squad for the games in Portugal this coming March. These games will be used for the preparation for the World Cup at St. George’s Park, England in June 2015.” Keith Johnson, US Paralympic National Team / Texas Rush GK Staff Coach.