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Gold Cup: Mexico vs Haiti – Recap and Highlights

It took 120 minutes and an extremely dubious penalty, but in the end Mexico eked out a 1-0 victory against Haiti in their 2019 Gold Cup semifinal.

The Haitians had been the surprise of the tournament with an upset victory against Costa Rica in the group stage and an epic come-from-behind 3-2 victory against Canada in the quarterfinals, but their Cinderella story couldn’t stretch to getting them to the final.

Mexico dominated possession form the opening whistle – with 76% of it in the first half – but Haitian goalkeeper Jhony Placide was in fine form to keep El Tri off the board. His best save of the half came against Raúl Jiménez, when he made a diving stop to keep out the header.

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Gold Cup: Mexico vs Haiti – Where to Watch

The 2019 Gold Cup continues this Tuesday with the first semifinal, where Mexico will be facing an unexpected opponent: Haiti.

Haiti made history on Saturday night with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory against Canada in the quarterfinals, putting them into the semifinals for the first time. They’ll be looking for another huge upset in this one as they set their sights on reaching the final.

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Olympic Qualifying: Haiti vs Mexico – Recap and Highlights

olympic qualifyingThe Mexican U-23 team ensured their spot in the knockout stage of the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament with a 0-1 win against Haiti. The result ends Haiti’s chances of qualifying with one game remaining in the group stage.

Mexico controlled the game and outshot Haiti 23-8 (14-2 in terms of shots on goal), and yet it took a 73rd-minute penalty kick to separate the sides. The marksmanship that saw Mexico thrash Costa Rica on Friday was not present tonight, and it looked like despite everything, El Tri was going to have to settle for a goalless draw.

And then Erick Aguirre was taken down inside the box, and referee Christopher Reid didn’t hesitate to point to the penalty spot. Raúl López stepped up to take the spot kick, and he sent it to the keeper’s left to finally give Mexico the deserved lead.

That goal took the pressure off Mexico, and in the final stanza of the game Marco Bueno appeared to have made it 0-2, only for the goal to be disallowed due to a supposed handball.

In the final Group B games on Wednesday, Mexico and Honduras will square off for first place in the group, while the already-eliminated Haiti and Costa Rica will play for pride.

With the 0-1 win, Mexico reaches six points while Haiti remains on zero.

Highlights

Lineups

Haiti: Luis Odelus, Stephane Lambese, Severe Verilus, Jude Saint Louis, Alex Christian, Fernander Demas (Zachary Herivaux 45′), Benchy Estama (Christiano Francois 56′), Chadeley Germain, Venel Saint Fort, Woodensky Cherenfant, Jonel Desire (Manchini Telfort 77′).

Mexico: Manuel Lajud, Erick Aguirre, Hedgardo Marín, Jordan Silva, Rodolfo Pizarro, Daniel Álvarez (Raúl López 45′), Josécarlos Van Rankin (Hirving Lozano 45′), Víctor Guzmán, Arturo González (Erick Gutiérrez 59′), Marco Bueno, Luis Loroña. 

Group Table – Group B

# Team W T L GF GA GD Points
1 Mexico 2 0 0 5 0 +5 6
2 Honduras 2 0 0 3 0 +3 6
3 Haiti 0 0 2 0 2 -2 0
4 Costa Rica 0 0 2 0 6 -6 0

Olympic Qualifying: Haiti vs Mexico – Where to Watch

olympic qualifyingCONCACAF Olympic Qualifying continues on Sunday when the four Group B teams retake the field.

Haiti lost their opener 1-0 to Honduras and need a positive result to keep their hopes of advancement alive. Mexico, meanwhile, handily won their opener 4-0 against Costa Rica and will look to maintain their spot at the top of the group table with another win here.

The frantic pace of the competition will likely require some squad rotation, as the first round of games was just two days ago.

The Haiti and Mexico U-23 teams will square off in the StubHub Center in Carson, California, on Sunday night.

2016 Olympic Qualifying – Group Stage
Sunday, October 4
Haiti U-23s vs Mexico U-23s – 7:00 PM – NBC Universo / Online

2015 Gold Cup Quarterfinals Set

gold cupThe group stage wrapped up with a wild 4-4 draw between Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday night, and now all eight quarterfinalists are known.

Advancing out of Group A are the United States, Haiti, and Panama; out of Group B are Jamaica and Costa Rica; and out of Group C, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, and Cuba.

The quarterfinals will be held this Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday in Baltimore, the United States will face Cuba and Haiti will face Jamaicia, while on Sunday in East Rutherford, NJ, Trinidad and Tobago will face Panama while Mexico takes on Costa Rica.

Liga MX in the Gold Cup: United States, Game 2

us flagThe United States is one of just two teams in the Gold Cup – other than Mexico – to feature Liga MX players on their roster, and Atlas’s Greg Garza started in tonight’s match against Haiti. Fellow Liga MXers William Yarbrough (León) and Ventura Alvarado (América) did not get off the bench.

The U.S. punched their ticket to the knockout rounds with one group stage game remaining after their 1-0 defeat of Haiti moved them four points clear at the top of Group A and clinched their first-place finish.

With just one point separating the other three teams, there will still be a lot to play for on the final matchday as Haiti, Honduras, and Panama will all look to book their place in the quarterfinals.

The Haitians provided a tough test for the Americans, and they had plenty of chances to score. Haiti had the first dangerous chance of the game, hitting the woodwork from a free kick early in the first half. The U.S. had 64% of the possession, but Haiti outshot them 21 to 6. Luckily for the U.S., only four of those 21 shots were on target, and goalkeeper Brad Guzan performed well when called upon.

Clint Dempsey, who scored a brace in the first group stage game, once again provided the game-winner for the United States when he scored just after halftime. The U.S. was unable to build on that goal, though, and Haiti threatened to equalize for most of the rest of the game.

In the end, the lone goal was enough, and the U.S. recorded their second straight victory in the 2015 Gold Cup.

Group Table – Group A

Team W T L GF GA GD Points
USA 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6
Panama 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
Haiti 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1
Honduras 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1

Next game: vs Panama – Monday, July 13th – 9:30 PM – Fox Sports 1 / Unimás / Univision Deportes