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USA Deaf Soccer History

Soccer, as with other team sports played with deaf participants, dates back to the founding of each sport; in the case of soccer, in England, the first organized game between deaf teams was played in 1871. However, United States participation in international soccer came along rather recently.

International organized deaf sports dates back to the formation of The Comite International des Sports des Sourds, founded in Paris, France on August, 1924; in the United States, the American Athletic Union of the deaf was formed in 1945, with the name being changed to the USA Deaf Sports Federation in 1997.

In 1965, the United States first entered a men's team in the Deaf Olympics, hosted by the United States, The USA team was 10th out of 10th teams. The United States has entered teams in most international deaf sports events since.

The Women's team formed to participate in the first Deaflympics in Australia, in 2005, and took the gold medal. The men's team was 9th out of 16 teams.

Click the year to view the roster for that year's team.

Men's Deaflympic Teams

  1. 1965 - Washington, DC, USA (Host Country - Automatic Qualifier)
  2. 1969 - Belgrade, Yugoslavia (no team)
  3. 1973 - Malmo, Sweden (no team)
  4. 1977 - Bucharest, Romania (no team)
  5. 1981 - Cologne, Germany (Lost to Mexico 1-0 in Qualifier)
  6. 1985 - Los Angeles, California, USA (Host Country - Automatic Qualifier)
  7. 1989 - Christchurch, New Zealand
  8. 1993 - Sofia, Bulgaria
  9. 1997 - Copenhagen, Denmark
  10. 2001 - Rome, Italy
  11. 2005 - Melbourne, Australia
  12. 2009 - Taipei, Taiwan

Women's Deaflympic Teams

Began in 1999 with a small sided outdoor tournament in London England, The St. John's Tournament. USA were tournament Champions

  1. 1999 - London, England
  2. 2001 - De Hearne Kortrijk Indoor Tournament in Belgium
  3. 2005 - Melbourne, Australia
  4. 2009 - Taipei, Taiwan

USA Women Upcoming Camp:

United States

Event: Women's Camp
Date: April 27 to April 30
Time: All Day
Venue: Missouri Western State University
Location: St. Joseph, Mo

USA Men Upcoming Camp:

United States

Event: Mens Camp
Date: April 28 to May 1
Time: All Day
Venue: The Hockaday School
Location: Dallas, Tx