Ezekiel Ennis (5) and other members of the U.S. National Team get fired up Sunday before their bronze-medal game against Sweden. The National Team claimed the bronze with a 61-9 victory.
The Internation Federation of American Football U19 World Championship didn’t end the way the U.S. National Team hoped, but players and coaches still gleaned plenty of good from their experience in Mexico City.
The National Team claimed the bronze medal with a 61-9 win over Sweden on Sunday. Canada defended its championship in the biennial event with a 13-7 win over Mexico.
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The National Team defeated Australia 38-0 on July 14, but lost to host Mexico 33-6 on Wednesday, which forced the U.S. to settle for a shot at the bronze.
Despite the outcome, players and coaches enjoyed the experience. Here’s a sampling of what they shared about it on social media:
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Definitely not the outcome expected, but another unforgettable experience with @USNFT. Thank you @usafootball & @CoachAI for trusting @DefiningSports to provide your medical support & THANK YOU @gabbard5 for taking 3+ weeks of your summer to join me!! pic.twitter.com/xCjF5pGA2r— Dave Weikel (@DaveWeikel) July 23, 2018
Choo choo 🚂https://t.co/wlHU7y8UbM— Treshaun Ward (@9mxvi_) July 22, 2018
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What an incredible three weeks it has been. I am blessed that I get to work with @DaveWeikel @DefiningSports!! Great experience with a great athletic trainer. @USNFT @MEXICO2018_U19 it has been a pleasure working with all the coaches and players. Safe travels home. #svspfam pic.twitter.com/FJFjUvOerp— chad gabbard (@gabbard5) July 23, 2018
Thanks @USNFT for the opportunity. This game is extremely rewarding! pic.twitter.com/7ENkMzLVHO— Coach Reed (@coachreedmw) July 23, 2018
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Jake made the most of his time at the World Championship. An experience that has definitely effected him. Glad his buddy Vinny was along for the ride. @USNFT @usafootball @CoachAI @odonnelljake_ @JMUFootball pic.twitter.com/J3GT4XyRGl— Kevin ODonnell Fox13 (@ODonnellFox13) July 22, 2018
It's not what we wanted but we came home with the bronze medal, and I wouldn't trade this experience for the world, thanks to @CoachAI @USNFT @CoachVHart for a great time. Hawaii I'm coming home pic.twitter.com/H7VjsZIPbx— Eli Save (@eli_save) July 23, 2018
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And that’s that. Had an unbelievable time with the team and I am extremely grateful to @CoachAI and @USNFT @usafootball for this opportunity ✊🏽🇺🇸@ClintBfree @JoeCheshire @BHTigers12 @BUDawgsNation @ButlerUFootball pic.twitter.com/jFs1sxt1mS— Cameron Browning 3️⃣7️⃣(@CB37_) July 23, 2018
It ain’t about how hard you fall it’s how fast you get up. #USA pic.twitter.com/Hv3qhhfCaC—🌟#44 Rick D'Abreu🌟(@rickdabreu44) July 21, 2018
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Congratulations Team USA @USNFT in winning the Bronze Medal! And special props to @PLFBCoachG and @spshaver32 for representing @plhsfootball, @PLLakers and the State of Minnesota! pic.twitter.com/8sqtV6NXQl— Ryan Shaver (@rpshaver) July 22, 2018
I Just Flipped The Switch🚨DR💧P DR💧P pic.twitter.com/CqCTHKO2L6— Shyheim Battle (@ShyOutta252) July 23, 2018
From the bottom to the top! Awesome. pic.twitter.com/DmK5KKVbqh— Coach M.Patterson (@CoachMPatterson) July 23, 2018
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