IN FOCUS: HAITI
Fédération Haïtienne de Football
Founded: 1904 (Joined FIFA in 1934)
Head Coach: Shek Borkowski
FIFA World Ranking: 119
CONCACAF Ranking: 14
FIFA World Cups: None
Best FIFA World Cup Finish: None
Haiti Women’s National Team Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (2): Geralda Saintilus, Cynthia Chery
DEFENDERS (7): Natacha Cajuste, Kencia Marseille, Shanna Hudson, Yvrose Gervil, Roselord Borgella, Clorene Rateau, Schmid Charles
MIDFIELDERS (6): Dieunise Jean Baptiste, Manoucheka Pierre-Louis, Lindsay Zullo, Wisline Dolce, Woodlyne Robuste, Sindy Jeune
FORWARDS (5): Generve Charles, Kimberly Boulos, Kensie Bobo, Marie Jean Pierre, Samantha Brand
HAITI ROSTER NOTES
- Haiti’s head coach is American Shek Borkowski, who was born in Poland, but has had great success with FC Indiana in the USL W-League and the WPSL.
- He became head coach of Haiti in February of 2012 and has brought the Haitian team to train in the USA for several months at a time.
- Haiti finished second in its group behind Jamaica at the Caribbean Football Union Women’s Caribbean Cup to qualify for the semifinals and earn a berth to the CONCACAF Women’s Championship. Haiti lost its semifinal to Trinidad & Tobago, but defeated Martinique 5-1 in the third-place match.
USA VS. HAITI:
- The USA has played Haiti just three times in its history, all in qualifying tournaments.
- The first meeting was in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, in 1991, where the USA won 10-0.
- The teams also played in February of 2004 in qualifying for the 2004 Olympics, an 8-0 victory in Heredia, Costa Rica, and in October of 2010, in qualifying for the 2011 Women’s World Cup, a 5-0 U.S. victory that showed Haiti’s progress on the soccer field over the years.