It was a very tense and heart crushing game last night watching the United States women’s national team score goal after goal against the Haitian women’s team, but I am still very proud of both teams. Haiti played a very good game and all the USWNT won its group with a perfect nine points and advanced to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament. All they need is one more win to secure its place at the 2015 Women’s World Cup.
US WNT 6 – 0 Haiti : Scoring Summary
USA – Carli Lloyd – 9th minute, USA – Abby Wambach – 38, USA – Meghan Klingenberg – 57, USA – Abby Wambach (Carli Lloyd) – 61, USA – Christen Press – 65, USA – Morgan Brian (Christen Press) – 82
According to MLSSoccer,
For 90 minutes on Monday evening, the US women’s national team attacked. And for 90 minutes, their opponents from Haiti had nearly every one of their players behind the ball.The Haitian team — a group comprised almost entirely of amateur players — entered the CONCACAF Women’s Championship tournament match knowing that getting any sort of result against the US was a long shot at best. Their technique — bunkering nine or ten players behind the ball and hoping for the occasional counterattack — was the same one employed by Trinidad and Tobago and Guatemala in the US’ previous two group stage matches.The Americans seemed to have little trouble breaking down the Haitian defense in the 6-0 win, peppering Haiti ‘keeper Geralda Saintilus with 12 shots on goal and finding the back of the net on six occasions. After the match, however, much of the focus amongst US head coach Jill Ellis and her group wasn’t on the scoreline, it was on the difficult task of measuring progress against such an tight defensive setup. – Continue Reading Here
The women’s earlier in the day at Washington DC’s Haiti’s embassy before their match against USA.