Thursday, April 27, 2017

Haiti stacked for Gold Cup Qualifier versus Nicaragua

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Samuel Maxime

Editor-in-Chief

MIAMI, Florida, USA (sentinel.ht) – On Friday, the Haitian Men’s Soccer Team will face Nicaragua in a two-game series to decide which country will advance to the Gold Cup. Haiti will have some new additions, particularly a 6’4″ star striker from Coastal Carolina University named Frantzdy Pierrot.

Highlights: Frantzdy Pierrot on the basketball court

But Haiti soccer fans are a bit disturbed concerning one decision made by the Haitian Football Federation (FHF). The team has been holding practices in Miami, Florida, rather than in Haiti, where the first game, on March 24, will be played; Sylvio Cator Stadium in Port-au-Prince.

After the Haiti match, the two teams will battle it out on March 28 in Managua, Nicaragua. The winner of the series will join Group B of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup which includes the United States, Martinique and Panama.

The Miami practice location is closer for some of the Grenadiers’ newest additions, such as the All-Sun Bell Conference team and Coastal Carolina University’s 6’4″ Forward, Frantzdy Pierrot.

Pierrot led the CCU Chanticleers in points with 21, goals (8), shots (61), shots on goal (37), shots on goal percentage (61%) and game-winning goals (5). The school also won its first conference title with Pierrot’s leadership and the Sun Belt title last fall. CCU followed up this season with a first-round win in the NCAA Tournament before falling to the tournament runner-ups, Wake Forest.

List of 30 pre-selected

Guardians

1- Johnny Placide – EA Guimgamp
2 Stewart Céus – San Francisco Deltas
3- Valendy Odélus Louis – Real Hope

Defenders

4- Mechack Gerome – FC Armada
5- Mordecai Pompey – Don Bosco
6- Romain Genevois – SM Caen
7- Waldo Vernet – Don Bosco
8- Ricardo Adé – CD Santiago
9- Pierre Paulson – Cibao FC
10- Carlens Arcus – Lille OSC
11- Andrew Jean-Baptiste – Nycopings BI
12- Alex Christian – AD DA CAMACHA
13- Reginal Gorreux – Standard of Liège
14- Jean Ambrose – Lokomotiv Gorna
15- Aristide Wilguens – FICA

Mid-Fielders

16- Listener Pierre Louis – Le Puy Foot
17- Fabien Vorbe – Willy Serrato
18- Charles Hérold Junior – Cibao FC
19- Max Hilaire – Consolat Marseille
20- Sébastien Thuriere – Sheit Russel FC
21- Kévin Lafrance – AOL Limassol FC
22- Brian Chevreuil – Chateauroux FC

Forwards/h3>
23- Donald Guerrier – Alanyaspor
24- Jeff Louis – SM Caen
25- Jonel Désiré – ASC
26- Sony Nordé – Mumbai City
27- Derrick Etienne Jr – NY RED BULL
28- Frantzdy Pierrot – Coestal Carolina
29- Belfort Kervens Son – Syrianka FC
30- Duckens Nazon – Wolverhampton

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Samuel Maxime is a Haitian-born citizen living in the United States. He founded The Haiti Sentinel to bring Haitian issues to an English language audience.