International Power Soccer Tournament

International Power Soccer Tournament


find those locations on the
Texas secretary of state’s Texas secretary of state’s
website ahead of early voting website ahead of early voting
in fact, early voting in in fact, early voting in
February, the 28th and election February, the 28th and election
day is March, the 3rd. day is March, the 3rd.
>>New at 6 a different kind of>>New at 6 a different kind of
soccer tournament taking center soccer tournament taking center
stage in Houston stage in Houston
athletes and motorized athletes and motorized
wheelchairs competing in the wheelchairs competing in the
international power soccer international power soccer
tournament channel two’s tournament channel two’s
rose-ann Aragon reports on what rose-ann Aragon reports on what
makes the sport so unique to makes the sport so unique to
the bayou city. the bayou city.
>>It’s a sport unlike any>>It’s a sport unlike any
other this is Houston’s very other this is Houston’s very
first Internet channel power first Internet channel power
soccer tournaments 7 teams soccer tournaments 7 teams
vying for the top prize and the vying for the top prize and the
game is about to begin. It’s a game is about to begin. It’s a
sport. sport.
As it stands. As it stands.
♪>>This is a Houston fireballs>>This is a Houston fireballs
first power soccer first power soccer
international Cup. international Cup.
>>I have>>I have
7 teams playing and to have 7 teams playing and to have
teams traveling from as far teams traveling from as far
away as California Monterey away as California Monterey
teams are all excited. teams are all excited.
>>The excitement comes after>>The excitement comes after
constant hard work constant hard work
the teens train all year long the teens train all year long
person pass more is the perfect person pass more is the perfect
example of competitive. example of competitive.
>>Take great pride in>>Take great pride in
the fence. When that scoreboard the fence. When that scoreboard
read the low number for easy read the low number for easy
route. Happy when on that score route. Happy when on that score
what goes on. what goes on.
I’m frustrated with myself here I’m frustrated with myself here
you hustle hard. you hustle hard.
>>They have spinning kicks the>>They have spinning kicks the
shooting for gold, they did shooting for gold, they did
everything that you do in the everything that you do in the
soccer game. They do it in a soccer game. They do it in a
powerful wheelchair. powerful wheelchair.
>>Her son has cerebral palsy>>Her son has cerebral palsy
but it’s her attitude that but it’s her attitude that
defines her you have to. defines her you have to.
>>Fight for you have to fight>>Fight for you have to fight
to get the number on the board. to get the number on the board.
So we’re chance the same So we’re chance the same
respect as athletes in fact respect as athletes in fact
these players consider even these players consider even
more lot to jail specially more lot to jail specially
passing passing
the ball and communication we the ball and communication we
do have players that do have players that
communicate differently so that communicate differently so that
may may
be non-verbal say you have to be non-verbal say you have to
learn to look for they’re learn to look for they’re
saying those. saying those.
>>For spectators I don’t see>>For spectators I don’t see
any disability out there. any disability out there.
>>The freedom on>>The freedom on
this court green so that our this court green so that our
players are on the field they players are on the field they
are are
making split second decisions making split second decisions
intellectually without any intellectually without any
assistance from anyone because assistance from anyone because
these skills are built with these skills are built with
commitment. commitment.
>>We’re very proud of them and>>We’re very proud of them and
we expect them to win. we expect them to win.
>>And a whole lot>>And a whole lot
of heart of heart
the my team scores a point that

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