skip navigation

U.S. Futsal team struggles in Brazil

10/20/2011, 8:31pm CDT

The U.S. Futsal national team, led by Milwaukee Wave coach Keith Tozer, finished 0-3 in group play at the Grand Prix tournament in Manaus, Brazil.

The Americans, ranked 24th in the world, lost to No. 27 Uruguay 7-0 and sixth-ranked Iran 8-0 on Monday before closing out Group C play at the elite tournament Tuesday with a 10-7 loss to Belgium. The results sent them into the consolation round.

Veteran Wave midfielder Matt Stewart has served as the U.S. captain and scored against Belgium, a game in which the Americans led 5-4 before the 30th-ranked Belgians scored five consecutive goals to take control. He also scored in a 5-2 loss to the Netherlands on Thursday.

The U.S., which faces Belgium again on Friday, will have qualifying for the 2012 Futsal World Cup, which is next November in Thailand.

Recent Articles

Soccer ball
Soccer ball

Tag(s): U.S. National Team