National soccer team makes Chula Vista debut

The USA Blind Soccer Men’s National Team will play in Chula Vista this weekend.

The USA Blind Soccer Men’s National Team will debut in Chula Vista against two teams from Canada at the Salt Creek Soccer Arena at 5 p.m. on March 19 and 20. The first USA team was rostered last November after a four-day selection camp in Chula Vista, which included Chula Vista’s David Brown.

The US team will compete in Los Angeles at the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with the team receiving an automatic entry into the blind soccer competition as the host country. Nether the USA or Canada has ever competed in blind soccer at the Paralympic Games The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes is the national governing body for the sport of blind soccer in the United States.

“We are incredibly excited that this historic day has arrived,” said USABA CEO Molly Quinn in a press release. Both matches are open to the public and admission is free. The March 19 match will be live streamed on the USABA Facebook and YouTube channels. For more information on the sport of blind soccer, visit the USABA website.