Team USA will take on Chile today for bronze and more importantly qualification for the Jr World Championships this summer in Algeria. These two teams met in Group Play with the USA coming away with a 31-24 victory. Both teams later qualified for the semifinals with the USA scoring a 25-23 victory over Uruguay while Chile dispatched tournament hosts Paraguay 36-24. And, in the semifinals both teams lost by lopsided margins. The USA lost to Argentina 31-22 while Chile was crushed by gold medal favorite Brazil, 30-11.
But, of course, all those results mean very little now. It all comes down to this match for the USA and Chile. The winner punches a ticket for the World Championships. The loser starts preparing for 2019.
The Panamerican Handball Federation has been providing a video stream of all the action from Paraguay and tonight I am planning to provide some live audio commentary via the Mixlr website. Feel free to listen in and provide your own comments/questions via the Mixlr chatroom or via twitter.
Live Video Feed: Link
Live Audio Commentary: Link