Pre-Game Hype: USMNT vs. Haiti (Gold Cup)

Pre-Game Hype: USMNT vs. Haiti (Gold Cup)


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Christopher Donahoo

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USMNT vs Haiti (Gold Cup)

Date: Friday, July 10th, 2015

Location: Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, MA

Time: 8:30pm ET

TV: FoxSports 1, UniMas

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The Hype

The United States kicked off their 2015 Gold Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over Honduras in Frisco. Clint Dempsey marked his return to the national team with two instinctual goals to give the United States three huge points.

Was is 90 minutes of perfection?

Probably not.

But Jurgen Klinsmann and company got the win and are in position to advance into the quarterfinal with a win over Haiti today. The U.S. currently sits atop group A with three points. Haiti drew with Panama in their GC opener on Tuesday, so points are required if the Haitians want a realistic chance of advancing into the knockout round themselves.

Only three points will do for Jurgen and company, with increasing expectations for his team being given after some excellent results over the last months. It is certainly a sign of the times…. win every game or else.

That’s the way we like it.

USMNT Roster:

GK: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa/2007), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake/2013/2011), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)

DEF: Ventura Alvarado (Club America), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Atlas), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy/2013), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers/2011)

MID: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake/2009, 2013), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes/2011, 2013), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/2007, 2011), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC/2013), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FOR: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/2011), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC/2005, 2007, 2011), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar),Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes/2011, 2013)

Haiti’s Roster:

GK: Steward Ceus (Atlanta Silverbacks/USA); Jaafson Orgine (Don Bosco/Haiti); Johny Placide (Stade de Reims/France)

DEF: Judelin Aveska (Gimnasia de Jujuy/Argentina); Frantz Bertin (Aiginiakos FC/Greece); Reginal Goreux (FC Rostov/Russia); Bitielo Jean Jacques (Kraze United/USA); Kim Jaggy (FC Aarau/Switzerland); Mechack Jerome (Charlotte Independence/USA); Kevin Lafrance (Miedź Legnica/Poland); Jean Jacques Pierre (SCO Angers/France)

MID: Jean Sony Alcenat (Petrolul Ploiesti/Romania); Jean-Marc Alexandre (Negeri Sembilan/Malaysia); Wilde-Donald Guerrier (Wisla Krakow/Poland); Jeff Louis (Standard Liege/Belgium); James Marcelin (Fort Lauderdale Strikers/USA); Pascal Millien (Jacksonville Armada FC/USA); Soni Mustivar (Sporting Kansas City/USA); Sony Norde (Mohun Bagan/India); Sebastien Thuriere (Charleston Battery/USA)

FOR:: Kervens Belfort (Ethnikos Achnas/Cyprus); Jean Eudes Maurice (Nea Salamis Famagusta/Cyprus); Duckens Nazon (StadeLavallois/France)


Here are your events for the match here!

If you’re not able to get to the game, check out the list of national watch parties here!

How can you help? Get to the game, sing the songs, and let the boys know we’re here until the end.



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