5 additional things you might not know about USA vs. Haiti

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.

 Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala., during the BBVA Compass Bowl, Jan. 5, 2013. Ole Miss beat Pitt 38-17. (Marvin Gentry/USA Today Sports)

Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala., during the BBVA Compass Bowl, Jan. 5, 2013. Ole Miss beat Pitt 38-17. (Marvin Gentry/USA Today Sports)

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.

Marta of Brazil. (Reuters)

Here are five oddities, curiosities or (possibly) interesting facts about the USA-Haiti matches and their participants:

 

1.

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.

Cindy Parlow played for the U.S. women's team from 1995 to 2006.

Cindy Parlow played for the U.S. women’s team from 1995 to 2006.

2.

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.

 

3.

Team USA is 5-0-0 at Ford Field, an indoor stadium, and 16-0-1 overall indoors.

 

4.

In Thursday’s game, Becky Sauerbrunn earned her 90th cap, Ali Krieger her
75th, and Hope Solo her 180th.

Becky Sauerbrunn.  (Diane Weiss/Detroit Free Press)

Becky Sauerbrunn and Betcheba Louis of Haiti, Sept. 17, 2015. (Diane Weiss/Detroit Free Press)

5.

When Christen Press scored in the 33rd minute, she became the 22nd American
woman to reach 25 career goals.

 

 

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