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Jamaica and Haiti near Gold Cup with Concacaf Nations League Qualifier wins

Haiti and Jamaica each tallied key wins in their Concacaf Nations League qualifiers on Saturday, thanks in large part to goalscoring contributions from MLS attackers.

A header from New York Red Bulls winger Derrick Etienne Jr. put 10-man Haiti up 2-0 against Nicaragua in the 31st minute of their meeting in Managua. Despite being down a man the majority of the match, Haiti held on for the 2-0 victory, keeping a perfect qualifying record while handing Nicaragua their first loss.

Etienne took to Twitter after the game, doling out partial credit to Red Bulls teammate Bradley Wright-Phillips for his heading prowess.

I would like to thank @DerrickEtienne_ and @BWPNINENINE for the heading tips— Derrick Etienne Jr ???????? (@detienne_10) November 18, 2018

Meanwhile in Montego Bay, Jamaica jumped on Suriname early, scoring twice in the first 16 minutes through Philadelphia Union’s Cory Burke (RBNY’s Kemar Lawrence provided the assist) and D.C. United’s Darren Mattocks. Captained by Union goalkeeper Andre Blake, the Reggae Boyz ground out a 2-1 win to stay perfect in qualifying.

Highlights: @jff_football 2 – 1 Suriname#CNL #TheDreamStartsNow— Concacaf Nations League (@CNationsLeague) November 18, 2018

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Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
Nov. 19, 2018

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