The U.S. WNT will kick off the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament on Jan. 28 vs. Haiti at BBVA Stadium in Houston. Here are five things to know on Haiti:
ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Jonie Gabriel (As Tigresses), 12-Kerly Theus (Aigle Brillant), 18-Madelina Fleuriot (Exafoot)
DEFENDERS (7):2-Soveline Beaubrun (As Tigresses), 3-Chelsea Surpris (Unattached), 4-Ruthny Mathurin (As Tigresses), 5-Tabita Joseph (As Tigresses), 13-Emeline Charles (Aigle Brillant), 15-Johane Laforte (Anacaona SC), 20-Kethna Louis (Le Havre AC, FRA)
MIDFIELDERS (5):6-Melchie Dumonay (As Tigresses), 8-Dany Etienne (Fordham University, USA), 9-Sherly Jeudy (Anacaona SC), 14-Phiseline Michel (As Tigresses), 19-Angeline Gustave (As Tigresses)
FORWARDS (5): 7-Batcheba Louis (FF Issy Les Moulineaux, FRA), 10-Nerilia Mondesir (Montpellier HS, FRA), 11-Roseline Eloissaint (As Tigresses), 16-Abaina Louis (As Tigresses SC), 17-Mikerline Saint Felix (Montauban FC, FRA)
USA VS. HAITI
The USA has played Haiti six times, all wins, with the most recent two matches coming on the Victory Tour after the 2015 World Cup, which were 5-0 and 8-0 wins. The previous four meetings were in CONCACAF qualifying tournaments. The teams first met in the first CONCACAF women’s qualifying tournament in 1991, a Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament that was hosted by Haiti. The USA won 10-0 in Port-au-Prince. The teams wouldn’t meet again for 13 years when they played at the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament in February of 2004, an 8-0 U.S. victory. The teams also met at the Women’s World Cup Qualifying tournament in Mexico in 2010, with the USA winning 5-0, and won 6-0 at the Women’s World Cup Qualifying tournament in 2014 Washington, D.C. Carli Lloyd has scored a hat-trick in her last two meetings with Haiti, in September 2015 in Detroit and then again three days later in Alabama.