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Breaking News: USADSA to Withdraw From 2017 Deaflympics
October 28, 2016
View Press Release: USA Deaf Soccer Association has reached a decision to withdraw from the 2017 Deaflympic Games in Samsun, Turkey amid safety concerns. Plans for future events, tournaments, and training camps will continued to be annouced through our facebook page and this website.
USA Women Win Gold!
July 2, 2016
View Match (Coming Soon): The USA Women defeated Russia 3-0 to claim their 2nd Deaf World Cup Championship! Emily Cressy was named tournament MVP, Golden Boot, and Best 11. Also featured in best 11 was Liza Offreda and Gracie Fitzgerald. Mia Marin received recognition as the tournaments youngest player.
USA Men Finish 6th With Loss to Egypt
July 1, 2016
The USA Men lost to Egypt 2-0, finishing the tournament with their second highest ever placement (4th in 2008). After a slow 1st half, the Egyptians scored from a short cross that deflected off multiple players and fell into the goal. Despite USA's efforts, they were unable to put a point on the board and eventually ended the match with a 2-0 loss. Though a loss, the men are pleased with their efforts and seek to perform greater in upcoming tournaments.
USA Men Top Great Britain in PK's
June 28, 2016
After brief moments of back and forth goals between the two teams, USA bested Great Britain in a penalty shootout (4-3) to advance to the 5th/6th Place match versus Egypt on Friday July 1st. Vitaliy Tanchik scored two goals for the Americans and Will Frentz smashed the final PK to send the men to their final match.
USA Women Defeat Host Country 7-0
June 28, 2016
The USA Women defeated the host country 7-0 on Tuesday. Emily Cressy found the back of the net 3 times for her second hat trick of the tournament. Fetlework Blitch and Chloe Rice also put points on the board for the Women. With the win, USA advances to the championship game despite any result in their match versus Poland on Thursday, June 30th.
USA Men Lose to Germany In Quarterfinals
June 27, 2016
Controversial calls by the linesmen resulted in 2 goals for Germany as USA lost 3-1. The men went down 1-0 in the first half but were able to even the score off a deep shot from captain Trip Neil. Neil received a quick pass from Will Frentz, turned, and fired the ball to the upper right corner of the goal from 23 yards out. The men will face Great Britain Wednesday to determine 5th-8th place.

This is... USA Deaf Soccer!

Click play below or click here to check out the latest promotional video on USA Deaf Soccer.

Special thanks to:
Producer/Director: Cameron Gott.

Deafness in Soccer

Deafness is a hidden 'disability'. In sports such as soccer, players face certain hidden disadvantages, such as not being able to hear their coach's instructions during a game, a referee's decision or the roar of the crowd. Because deaf soccer players compete regularly against their hearing peers, these aspects of the game taken for granted, can make a difference during the course of a match.

Under international criteria, to be eligible to compete in deaf soccer competitions, players must have an average hearing loss of 55 Decibels or more in the best ear. All players competing in deaf matches must remove all hearing aids before playing which creates another obstacle to overcome, balance - another important advantage for a hearing player.

Join the Team

Generally, the men and women's team plays at a level equal to that of a strong NCAA Division 2 team. Players who will be successful with these teams typically have club and/or college soccer background.

The women are the regining 2005, 2009, and 2013 Deaflympics Gold Medal winners. They are also the regining 2012 and 2016 Deaf World Cup Champions.

There is no age minimum or maximum requirement. The ages of players selected to the squad range from as young as 15 to as old as 38, with the average age being approximately 23 to 26.

If you are interested in trying out for the Men's Squad, please contact the men's representative Chris Jones.

If you are interested in trying out for the Women's Squad please contact the women's representative Meghan Maiwald.

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United States

There are currently no upcoming matches for the USA Men's Team. Please continue to check back for updates on future matches.

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United States

There are currently no upcoming matches for the USA Women's Team. Please continue to check back for updates on future matches.