The U.S. women’s team continues its Victory Tour today (Sept. 20) with a match against Haiti at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala. The match, at 1:30 p.m. CT, is on ESPN2.
The two teams also met on Thursday (Sept. 17) at Ford Field in Detroit. Predictably, it was a rout; the Americans won 5-0.
After Birmingham, the next stops on the Victory Tour are Seattle (Oct. 21) and Orlando, Fla. (Oct. 25) for games against Brazil.
Here are five oddities, curiosities or (possibly) interesting facts about the USA-Haiti matches and their participants:
Carli Lloyd’s three goals in Detroit raised her career total to 74. With one more, she would tie Cindy Parlow for sixth place on the all-time U.S. scoring list.
In Birmingham, the U.S. women will try to extend their home unbeaten streak to 100 games. They were last beaten on American soil on Nov 6, 2004 — a 3-1 loss to
Denmark. In the nearly 11 years since, the team has 87 home wins and 12 draws.
Team USA is 5-0-0 at Ford Field, an indoor stadium, and 16-0-1 overall indoors.
In Thursday’s game, Becky Sauerbrunn earned her 90th cap, Ali Krieger her
75th, and Hope Solo her 180th.
When Christen Press scored in the 33rd minute, she became the 22nd American
woman to reach 25 career goals.
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