Team USA defeats France for power soccer world championship
What a magnificent tribute to the gutsiness of eight incredible athletes!
On Oct. 14, after days of intense competition, Team USA emerged victorious in the Power Soccer World Cup in Tokyo.
On their way to the top they beat world-class power soccer teams from Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Japan and Portugal. Their final win came in a sudden-death overtime match against France, which had never...
For more on the U.S. power soccer team and the competition in Japan, see U.S. Power Soccer Team Ready for Premier World Cup.
Team USA players Omar, 22, and Jairo Solorio, 18, from Hollister, Calif., both have SMA. Omar is enrolled in job training at home.
When the first International Power Soccer World Cup competition takes place in Japan in October, a slate of superstar athletes, many with neuromuscular diseases, will ably represent the United States.