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San Diego Native Leads Team USA To 2016 Olympics

Chula Vista’s Garza Leads USPNT to Olympic Berth

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    The U.S. Men's Paralympic Soccer Team is headed to Rio next summer. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

    The U.S. Women’s World Cup team may be making all the headlines, but another team from the United States has had a successful week across the pond.

    The U.S. Paralympic Soccer team beat Argentina 4-1 in their final match of the 2015 Cerebral Palsy World Championships in England to clinch a berth to the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

    Team captain and Chula Vista native David Navarro Garza lead the way with two goals for the U.S. The 22-year old put his team on the board with a penalty kick in the 30th minute after  Argentine goalkeeper Gustavo Nahuelquin got a red card for kicking U.S. player Adam Ballou.

    Garza, who is an Army Senior Cadet and will graduate from California State University Dominguez Hills next May, scored again on a free kick in the 59th minute. Seth David Jahn and Adam Kyle Ballou also scored for the U.S.

    The 2016 Summer Paralympic games kick off September 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. You can follow the U.S. Paralympic Soccer Team on their website.