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Americans claim silver medal
October 27th, 2010 12:04AM

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[COPA AMERICA PARALYMPICS] The USA beat Venezuela, 5-0, on Wednesday in Buenos Aires to clinch the silver medal at the 2010 Copa America Paralympics.

After getting a pre-game pep talk on the phone from former U.S. World Cup player and Hall of Famer Jeff Agoos, Jay Hoffman's Americans went out and crushed Venezuela.

Marthell Vazquez led the USA with two goals and two assists. Josh McKinney added his seventh and eighth goals of the tournament, giving him 66 goals in 89 games with the Paralympic team. Jason Slemons had the other goal against Venezuela.

The Americans needed a win over Venezuela and Brazil win over Argentina to claim second place ahead of the hosts. Brazil won its game played at Boca Juniors' facilities, 4-1.

The key result for the Americans was their 2-2 tie with Argentina. After the USA went down 2-0, McKinney scored two goals from two Vazquez free kicks to earn the valuable point.

The USA, which finished 3-1-1, qualified for the 2011 CPISRA World Championship.

From that event, four teams will qualify for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.



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