August 13, 2022

The United States Women’s National Team officially kicks off its qualification campaign for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2024 Summer Olympics on Monday, July 4, by facing Haiti in the championship opener. Concacaf W 2022. The teams will meet to kick off Group A action at the Estadio Universitario with kick-off scheduled for 7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. CT. The match will be broadcast in the United States on CBS Sports Network, Paramount+ and ViX.

Prepare for the Concacaf W Championship and get to know America’s premier opponent with Five Things to Know.

HAITI SEEKS TO MAKE HISTORY IN MEXICO

Haiti, which hosted Concacf’s inaugural Women’s Championship in 1991, which served as the region’s qualifying tournament for the 1991 Women’s World Cup, is seeking qualification for its first-ever Senior Women’s World Championship. With the field for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 now expanded to 32 teams, up to six Concacaf teams could make it into the World Cup, with the top two from each group automatically punching their tickets Down Under. The third-placed team from each group will qualify for the 10-team Inter-Confederation Playoffs.


Haiti last appeared in the final round of Concacaf World Cup qualifiers in 2014, going 1-0-2 in the group stage. Haiti’s best result in Concacaf qualifying dates back to 1991, when The Grenadières finished fourth overall after losing to USA in the semi-finals.

ABOUT THE LIST

Of the 23 players on Haiti’s roster for the Concacaf W Championship, 12 play their club football in France, competing for French elite teams as well as in Women’s Division 2. Six players compete nationally in Haiti while four play collegially in the United States. Defender Claire Constant, who was the The 2017 Gatorade, Virginia Player of the Year as a high school student and previously called up to U.S. Women’s National Youth Team camps, is entering her fifth year at the University of Virginia under of former United States Women’s National Team assistant coach Steve Swanson, while fellow defender Ruthny Mathurin has been selected for the All-Sun Belt Conference at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette in 2021. Forward Milan Pierre plays for George Mason after beginning his collegiate career at the University of Maryland and Goalie Lara Larco is a rising sophomore at Georgetown University. One player on the roster, forward Meghane St-Cyr, plays collegially in Canada.

HAITI WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER BY POSITION


Guardians (3):
1-Madelina Fleuriot (Exafoot FC), 12-Nahomie Ambroise (Anacaona SC), 23-Lara Larco (Georgetown, USA)

Defenders (7): 2-Chelsea Surpris (AS Yzeure, FRA), 3-Jennyfer Limage (Grenoble Foot 38, FRA), 5-Maudeline Moryl (Exafoot FC), 14-Claire Constant (University of Virginia, USA), 18-Estericove Joseph (Exafoot FC), 20-Kethna Louis (Stade de Reims, FRA), 21-Ruthny Mathurin (University of Louisiana-Lafayette, USA)

Midfielders (4): 4-Tabita Joseph (Stade Brestois, FRA), 6-Melchie Dumornay (Stade de Reims, FRA), 13-Betina Petit Frère (Stade Brestois, FRA), 15-Florsie Joseph (Exacfoot FC)

Forwards (9): 7-Batcheba Louis (FF Issy Les Moulineaux, FRA), 8-Meghane St-Cyr (Aigles Ahuntsic, CAN), 9-Sherly Jeudy (Grenoble Foot 38), 10-Nerilia Mondesir (Montpellier HSC, FRA), 11-Roseline Eloissaint (FC Nantes, FRA), 16-Milan Pierre (George Mason University, USA), 17-Mikerline Saintfelix (Montauban FC, FRA), 19-Dayana Pierre (AS Tigresses), 22-Roselord Borgella (FF Issy Les Moulineaux, ENG)

SERIES HISTORY: USA vs. HAITI

The United States have faced Haiti seven times, winning each of the teams’ previous meetings by shutout. Five of the team’s previous seven meetings have been in Concacaf qualifying – three in World Cup qualifying and two in Olympic qualifying.

The United States beat Haiti 10-0 in the semi-finals of the World Cup Qualifiers in Port-au-Prince in 1991 and also scored group stage victories in the 2010 World Cup Qualifiers ( 5-0) and 2014 (6-0).

The most recent meeting between the teams was on January 28, 2020, in the opening game of the United States Olympic Qualifiers for the later delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The USWNT won 4-0 in Houston, Texas behind goals from Christen Press, Lynn Williams, Lindsey Horan and Carli Lloyd. Megan Rapinoe had two assists in the win, which saw USA score three times in the second half. The other US victory over Haiti in Olympic qualifying dates back to 2004, an 8-0 victory for the Americans.


MATCH IN MONTERREY

While five of the previous seven meetings between Haiti and the United States have taken place on home soil – with one game in Port-au-Prince and four across the United States – this will be the third meeting of all times between the teams from a neutral venue and runner-up Mexico, hosts of the 2022 Concacaf W Championship. The competition runs from July 4-18 and the eight participating teams will play all 16 matches in the tournament at two stadiums – Estadio Universitario and Estadio BBVA – the latter being one of three Mexican host sites in the FIFA Men’s World Cup 2026.

Mexico last hosted the final round of Concacaf qualifying in 2010 for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. There, the United States beat Haiti, Guatemala and Costa Rica in group stage before losing 2-1 to Mexico in the semi-finals. The USWNT went on to beat Costa Rica 3-0 in the third place match and qualified for the World Cup by defeating Italy in the Intercontinental Qualifiers. The 2022 Concacaf W Championship marks the USWNT’s first appearance in Mexico since 2010.

HAITI QUALIFICATION CAMPAIGN

Haiti qualified for the Concacaf W Championship by winning Group E in the qualifying round. Rated 60e in the world and seventh in the region in the latest FIFA rankings, Haiti went 4-0-0 in their four qualifying matches and outscored the opposition by an aggregate margin of 44-0. In February, the Haitians beat Honduras 6-0 and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 11-0. Then, in April, they beat the British Virgin Islands in their biggest win ever, 21-0, then beat Cuba 6-0 to close out group play.

Striker Roselord Borgella, who plays for Issy in the French Women’s Division 1, led Haiti with 11 goals in the qualifying phase, including five goals in the win over the British Virgin Islands. attacking companion Batcheba Louis, who also plays at his club soccer for Issy, finished second in the team in goals in the Concacaf W qualifiers with eight goals.

In the perspective of the qualifying tournament, Haiti played two matches against Costa Rica. After dropping the first encounter by a score of 2-1 on June 25, Haiti won the second encounter on June 28 by a score of 4-2. In that match, Haiti took a 3-0 lead, led by a Borgella goal in the seventh minute. Nérilia Mondésir also scored for Haiti in the first half while midfielder Melchie Dumornay added a brace in the second.