Soccer in Haiti
Haitian-born Joe Gaetjens with a soccer game victor, a game that remains historic. On June 29, 1950, 39 minutes into a soccer game between England and the United States, at the Estedio Independencia in Brazil, Gaetjens stoll the show andwas carried off the pitch to the roar of 30,000 ecstatic Brazilians.
Here is a picture og Patrice Neveu, new national football coach of Haiti
On Saturday, December 19, 2015, Patrice Neveu, a French football coach and a former midfield player, has been appointed as the coach for the Haitian national team on a two year term, renewable at the will and satisfaction of the coach himself, and the Haitian Football Federation (FHF). He has replaced the former Haitian coach Marc Collat (from Martinique), who was fired for the team's poor performance in the last World Cup qualification campaign. The preferred formation of the new coach is 4-3-3, and his success rates as a coach with Wins/ Draws/, & Losses are, 46.2%/ 21.2%, & 32.6% respectively. Neveu took charge of the team for the first time in Miami on December 27, where 35 players from the Haitian team were assembled for a training camp. The new coach will be assisted by two French national coaches: Nicolas Santucci (goalkeeping coach) and Thomas Joubert (physical trainer). His previous engagement prior to this attachment in Haiti was with Mauritania since August 2014.
Here is a picture of Red Bulls central defender Andrew Jean-Baptiste.
Soccer Player Andrew Jean-Baptiste gets call from Haiti National Team
Haitian-American Andrew Jean-Baptiste has yet to play a single game as central defender for the Red Bulls in New York. In his fourth year in Major League Soccer (MLS), he hasn't been a starter. Standing in his way are two seasoned central defenders, Damien Perrinelle and Ronald Zubar. But a big break is coming his way. Haiti National Team (HNT) is competing for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and they have called Jean-Baptiste to be on the provisional roster.
At age 22, he can still play on youth national teams, but the camps haven't called him up. They showed interest in the young player, but because he lacked a passport he lost out on that opportunity. HNT has been patient in waiting for his birth certificate, finally found eight months ago in Haiti. But there is still the issue of his passport, yet to be processed. He says it is not problem, the national team will accept him. Once that happens, the passport will be on a fast track to get to him as soon as possible.
Jean-Baptiste is excited about joining the HNT. Ever since the end of his rookie year he has wanted to be with HNT. He understands that "Haiti would be a good opportunity for me, it'd open up a lot more doors . . ." He is talking about getting on the playing field and clocking more minutes. He says it will bring him international opportunities.
Here is a picture of the Haitian midfielder that plays for the Haitian Men's National Team. James Marcelin was signed by Sporting Kansas City
The Sporting Kansas City, is a Kansas City based American professional soccer club, founded in 1995. The club has signed James Marcelin who is a Haitian midfielder player, plays for Haitian Men's National Team. Marcelin (born June 13, 1986 in Saint-Marc, Haiti) began his soccer career with Roulado (2002-2006), and that was followed by Racing Club Haïtien (2007), Puerto Rico Islanders (2008-2009), Portland Timbers USL (2010), Portland Timbers (2011-2012), FC Dallas (2012), Antigua Barracuda FC (2013) and Fort Lauderdale Strikers (2014). The Sporting Kansas City is a member of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer that won the championship in 2013. For the first 15 years of its existence, the club was also known as the Kansas City Wizards.
Here is a picture of the Haitian-American Jozy Altidore at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He was forced out a Match between United States and Ghana very early due tho an injury where he pulled his hamstring.
The expectations for him were high in this World Cup in Brazil. With this great player in the team, many people were expecting that the United States will make a better presentation this year.
So what do you think with the injury of Jozy Altidore. Do you think it's still possible for the U.S. to make a good presentation in the 2014 World Cup?
Kosovo's National Football Team, whom many countries refuse to play because they don't recognize the nation's statehood, will play Haiti at an exhibition game after Jamaica pulled out due to political tensions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Kosovo declared its sovereignty in 2008, but Serbia refuses to accept it, considering it governed by the UN military. Yugoslavia created a unified Province of Kosovo and Serbia after World War II, but Kosovo rebelled and finally won a provisional independence in 2008.
Here is a picture of the new and improved Park Sainte Therese in Petion-Ville, Haiti.
The new stadium is likely to be used for school children mainly. However, It looks very impressive. Looking from a distence, parc Sainte Thérèse looks equiped to welcome any international team.
In the meantime, other criticised the government for using money we don't have to improve the stadium
U.S. is holding the 12th Annual Gold Cup in July. Competition will begin at the Rose Bowl and end at Soldier Field.
Twelve teams are competing, the winner to challenge the 2015 Gold Cup winner in a one-match game.
Mexico's Raul Jimenez will help the national team hold onto the Cup title.
South Region teams will vie to capture first place. Trinidad/Tobago is expected to win in their division.
North / Central American division team USA is the favorite to win the Cup.
Here is the actual goal made by the Haitian soccer team during a friendly game with the World Cup Champion, Spain.
One June 8, Haitian soccer team made history when Donald Guerrier scored Haiti miraculous goal - Spain 2-1 Haiti.
Fro this game that was playing in Miami, a total of 36,535 tickets were sold. The Haitian coach, Israel Blake Cantero, put all his focus on defense.
Spain scorer with Santi Cazorla and Cesc Fabregas.
Haiti president Michel Martelly was present in the crowd to support his Haitian team