Lamberg, Medrano to Lead Team USA to Amp Soccer World Cup

         Dr. Eric Lamberg                 Ignacio Medrano

Dr. Eric Lamberg and four time World Cup veteran Ignacio (Nacho) Medrano, and have been named Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the 2014 US National Amputee Soccer Team.

The two will lead the team in its preparation for the Amputee Soccer World Cup to be held in Mexico this Fall.

Both men have extensive soccer backgrounds. Lamberg, a professor at Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York, is the university's primary faculty member teaching about amputation, prosthetics and rehabilitation. He's a lifetime soccer player and holds several soccer coaching certificates. He's been coaching soccer on Long Island for the past five years.

Medrano has been playing amputee soccer at the international level since 1997, served as National Team Co-captain in the 2000 and 2001 World Cup tournaments, and was named Team Captain in 2011.

Lamberg and Medrano recently conducted an open tryout in Myrtle Beach, SC. The next open tryout will be held August 8 & 9, at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Maryland, near Washington DC.

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National Team Prospects
"Looking Good"

Photo © Rachel Grove


According to US Team assistant coach and four-time World Cup veteran Ignacio Medrano, "We've got some real talent on the pitch right now. The guys are excited about the chance to represent the US in the Amputee Soccer World Cup later this year.

"Even those trying out for the first time and giving everything they have. We have the makings of a very good team."

Medrano's comments were made as players from (literally) across the country met in Myrtle Beach, SC, June 13-15 trying to become part of the 2014 US National Amputee Soccer Team.

  
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The prospects are working to secure a spot on the 12-member primary roster and for three reserve positions.

The next open tryout and practice session for 10 outfielder and two goalkeeper positions will be held August 8 & 9, at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Maryland, near Washington DC.

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