Haiti has been qualified and included in the Group B at the Copa America. Haiti's first match of the tournament was with Peru on Saturday, June 4th. Peru earned a 1-0 win over Haiti in the Group B opener at Century Link Field. The other three teams in the Group B are Brazil, Ecuador and Peru. In the second match, on June 8th, Brazil defeated Haiti by 7-1. Haiti will meet Ecuador on June 12th.
In last January, Jozy Altidore (his parents are from Haiti), hosted an evening of celebration with legendary supermodel Adriana Lima and fashion icon Kenneth Cole in New York and that raised more than $165,000 for St. Luke. Wynn Walent, the Assistant National Director of the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti said, "Jozy's idea to show these matches resonated with us from the start. It is a great opportunity to bring people together and celebrate what is possible in Haiti. The St. Luke Foundation is grateful to partner with Jozy in this effort,"
Jozy Altidore, the Toronto FC striker might not take part for the US national team at the Copa America Centenario due to a hamstring injury, but he came to the limelight with an important announcement this summer. Altidore and his foundation have teamed up with the St. Luke Foundation to deliver television coverage of all three (3) group-stage matches featuring both countries, United States and Haiti, as well as the tournament's semifinal games and championship, for a total of nine (9) matches at locations across the country. Large projection screens have been transported from Miami to Haiti, otherwise it would not be available to a vast majority of this impoverish nation. As part of their initiative, the St. Luke Foundation, a 100% Haitian run non-profit organization will arrange, host and supervise public watch parties for the games with provision for some foods and beverages. The St. Luke Foundation primarily provides education, medical care and dignified humanitarian outreach programs to more than 90,000 people per year in places that have been underserved by traditional service providers.
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?