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USDWNT Celebrates a 15 year Legacy
July 7, 2014
Click play above or click here to watch the the history behind the United States Deaf Women's National Team. Also, please join us on our journey to greatness by donating us at GoFundMe.com. Behind every great team are pioneers who humbly begin playing the game because of great passion and love for the game. Our seven pioneers started a legacy for deaf girls and women in the United States. Today, the US Deaf Women's National Team recognizes and honors our pioneers and alumni for all of their hard work to lead us to today.
Men's and Women's Camp Announced
April 26, 2014
If interested in trying out please contact Women's Rep: Meghan Mailwald or Men's Rep: Chris Jones. USA Deaf Soccer is pleased to announce the upcoming training camp for both squads. Camp will take place from July 26th to July 29th in Pittsburg, PA at Carnegie Mellon University. The Women will be preparing for the 2016 Deaf World Cup while the Men will be preparing for the 2015 Deaf Pan American Games.
Meghan Maiwald Nominated by US Soccer Disabled AOTY
November 18, 2013
Vote for Meghan here.USA Women's goalkeeper Meghan Maiwald has been listed as a 2013 U.S. Soccer Disabled Athlete of the Year Finalist. Meghan is currently the women's co-captain and starting goalkeeper with an impressive record in international play. She is also serving as the women's representative for the USADSA. Click the link above to vote!
Former USA Coach Ken McDonald Passes Away
November 09, 2013
More on Coach Ken. It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of former Coach Ken McDonald today (Nov. 9) who passed away after a long battle with colon cancer. Coach Ken will be remembered for having led the women's team to two deaflympic gold medals and the men's team to their highest ever world ranking of 4th in 2008.
Still Golden! USA Defeats Russia 2-1 in Gold Medal Match
August 4, 2013
Match Story. The USA women’s soccer team used a strong, cohesive attack to control the entire gold medal match against the Russian Federation, winning their third straight Deaflympic gold medal, 2-1 at Vasil Levsky Stadium on Sunday morning.
USA Defeats Great Britain, Advances to Gold Medal Match
August 1, 2013
Match Story. PRAVETS, Bulgaria – The United States mounted a balanced attack on Great Britain using a combination of relentless offense and stingy defense to win, 5-0, in the women’s soccer semifinals Thursday at the Pravets Sports Complex. They will face Russia August 4 at 09:30 EEST for the Gold Medal.

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's squad plays at a level equal to that of a strong NCAA Division 2 team. Players who will be successful with the Men's Team typically have club and/or college soccer background.

The women are the regining 2005,2009, and 2013 Deaflympics Gold Medal winners.

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.

Men's Featured Player
Trip Neil

Name: Trip Neil
Age: 27
Position: Midfield
Years with team: 8
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Women's Featured Player
Laura Yon

Name: Laura Yon
Age: 28
Position: Defense
Years with team: 8
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