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

Alex Morgan heads in a goal against Haiti, Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 20, 2015. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America)

Alex Morgan heads in a goal against Haiti, one of eight scored by the United States, Sept. 20, 2015.  (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America)

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
island visitors.

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:

 

1.

The starting lineup for Haiti included six teenagers.

 

2.

Julie Johnston scored 52 seconds into the game.

 

3.

Haiti had no shots, and no corner kicks.

The United States had 39 shots (19 on goal) and 10 corner kicks.

 

4.

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.

 Becky Sauerbrunn vs. Haiti, Sept. 20, 2015. (Marvin Gentry/USA Today Sports)

Becky Sauerbrunn vs. Haiti, Sept. 20, 2015. (Marvin Gentry/USA Today Sports)

 

5.

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.

 

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