On Thursday, the U.S. women’s team had no trouble with Haiti, beating the young, overmatched island squad 5-0 at Ford Field in Detroit.
Detroit was the third stop on the World Cup champs’ 10-city Victory Tour. The United States and Haiti play again at 1:30 p.m. CT Sunday (Sept. 20) in Birmingham, Ala. The game is on ESPN2.
Here are five oddities, curiosities or (possibly) interesting facts about Thursday’s match and its participants:
Of the 18 players in uniform for Haiti, at least 16 were 21 or younger. (There is one, Bencia Erleus, a sub who did not play, for whom no birthdate could be readily found.)
In contrast, the youngest U.S. player, Morgan Brian, is 22.
Carli Lloyd’s hat trick was the fourth of her career.
Jill Ellis’ record as U.S. coach is 32-2-9.
Haiti’s coach, Shek Borkowski, is a “volunteer.” In other words, he doesn’t get paid. (Neither, for that matter, do the players on the women’s team.)
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