Last Sunday’s match between the United States and Haiti in Birmingham, Ala., was really no match at all. The Americans won 8-0, completely overwhelming their
Three days earlier, the U.S. women beat the same Haitian squad 5-0 in Detroit.
Team USA now has a month off before resuming its Victory Tour with two games against Brazil: in Seattle on Oct. 21 and in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 25.
Here are five oddities, curiosities or (possibly) interesting facts about Sunday’s USA-Haiti game and its participants:
The starting lineup for Haiti included six teenagers.
Julie Johnston scored 52 seconds into the game.
Haiti had no shots, and no corner kicks.
The United States had 39 shots (19 on goal) and 10 corner kicks.
Becky Sauerbrunn started in midfield, something she hadn’t done since high school. Sauerbrunn — who just won her third consecutive Defender of the
Year Award from the National Women’s Soccer League — normally plays center back.
Carli Lloyd became the third woman in U.S. history to record hat tricks in back-to-back games. Mia Hamm did it in 1998, Cindy Parlow in 2000.