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U.S. Beach Soccer National Team Wraps Miami Cup

May 4, 2011
The U.S. Beach Soccer National Team finished its run at the Miami Cup with a tie against Spain, rounding out its record at 1-1-1. In the opening match, a thrilling last second goal from Giovanni Garcia turned what was once a 5-2 deficit into a 7-6 victory against the reigning CONCACAF champion.

The second game was less favorable to the Americans, who matched up against eventual-champion Brazil. Despite two goals from Francis Faberoff, the U.S. fell 7-2 to the South Americans.

Rebounding from that defeat, the U.S. battled to a 3-3 draw against Spain and finished the tournament with five points after a penalty shootout win. Oscar Gil scored a hat trick against the Spaniards, and it was Faberoff who converted the winning penalty. The penalty shootout win gave the U.S. two points and a second-place finish at the four-team event.

U.S. Beach Soccer National Team Results
Date Opponent Result
April 29 Mexico 7-6 W
April 30 Brazil 2-7 L
May 1 Spain 3-3 T (1-0 W on penalty shootout)

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