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U.S. Scores Three Goals in Last Minute to Beat Guatemala, 4-3, at Pan Am Games Print
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RIO DE JANIERO, Brazil (July 27, 2007) – Pat Morris scored two goals and Don D’Ambra scored one in the final minute & stoppage time as the U.S. came from behind to beat Guatemala 4-3 in their first consolation bracket match at the 2007 Pan American games.
Guatemala held a 2-1 lead going into halftime on goals by Carlos Reida and Erick Coronado book-ending a fifth-minute goal from Troy Dusosky for the U.S.

Merida added his second goal over the game in the 34th minute before Morris struck on a double penalty in the final minute, before adding another goal from the run of play. Don D’Ambra scored the winner in stoppage time.

The U.S. will face Cuba on Saturday, July 28, in the Fifth-Place match of the 2007 Pan American games. Cuba topped Ecuador 5-4 in their consolation match.

- Futsal Match Report -
Match: USA vs. Guatemala
Competition: 2007 Pan American Games – Group B
Venue: Riocentro Pavillion 3B - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Scoring Summary
             1     2     F
USA     1     3     4
GUA     2    1      3
GUA – Carlos Merida 1st minute
USA – Troy Dusosky 5.
GUA – Erick Coronado 14.
GUA – Carlos Merida 34.
USA – Patrick Morris (double penalty) 40.
USA – Patrick Morris 40.
USA – Don D’Ambra 40.
Lineups:
USA: Nick Vorberg; John Ball, Jamar Beasley, Pat Morris, Lee Tschantret.
Subs: Dension Cabral, Matt Stewart, Troy Dusosky, Enrique Tovar, Joe Hammes, Don D’Ambra
Head Coach: Keith Tozer
GUA: Carlos Merida; Jose Rafael Gonzalez, Erick Coronado, Erick Acevedo, Estuardo de Leon
Subs: Alvaro Coronado Dias, Manuel Aristondo, Marlon Noj, Eduardo Estrada, Jaime Ortiz, Oliver Paredes
Head Coach: Eduardo Estrada
Statistics Summary:
USA / GUA
Shots 16 / 22
Shots on Goal 9 / 11
Saves 7 / 5
Corner Kicks 7 / 5
Fouls 3 / 6
Misconduct Summary:
USA – Lee Tschantret 24th minute
Match Officials:
Referee 1: Vladimir Mazo Goitizolo (CUB)
Referee 2: Sandro Stein Brechane (BRA)
U.S. Futsal Schedule/Results – Pan-American Games
Date Opponent Result/Venue
July 23 Argentina 2-5 L
July 24 Ecuador 3-3 T
July 25 Costa Rica 6-5 W
July 27 Guatemala 4-3 W
July 28 Cuba / Ecuador Riocentro Pavillion 3B (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Group B Final Standings
Team W L T PTS GF GA GD
ARG    2  0 1   7    11   3   +8
CRC   1  1 1   4    12  11  +1
USA    1  1 1   4    11  13  -2
ECU   0  2 1   1     7    14  -7
 

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    A team that is playing with six players concedes a goal and the referees become aware of the fact before play is restarted. What action should the referees take?
    (a)Disallow the goal, caution player the sixth player and order him to leave the pitch, restarting the game with a dropped ball.
    (b)Allow the goal, caution the sixth player for entering the pitch without their permission and order him to leave the pitch.
    (c)Disallow the goal, caution the sixth player and order him to leave the pitch, restarting play with an indirect free kick to be taken from the defending team`s penalty area.
    (d)None of the previous answers is correct.
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    An incident occurs which is not mentioned elsewhere in the Laws of the Game. What action should the referees take?
    (a)Allow play to continue if a simultaneous infringement is committed by one player from each team.
    (b)Stop play and restart it with a dropped ball from the position of the ball when play was stopped.
    (c)Allow play to continue if a simultaneous infringement has been committed by one player from each team, and these are cautioned in the next stoppage of play.
    (d)None of the previous answers is correct.
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