By Eira Castillo
Haiti, led by WPSL Coach Shek Borkowski, seek semifinal berth in tough match tonight.
Haiti and the USA will both be looking to collect crucial points today in Washington DC as action in the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship continues.
There will be a large Women’s Premiere Soccer League representation in the match, as FC Indiana coach Shek Borkowski will be leading the Haitian national team, composed of many of his FC Indiana players.
The Haitian national team has been tied with the WPSL for the last two years, with Coach Borkowski having many Haitian players on his FC Indiana roster. The Haitian players within our league have benefited from the development under Coach Borkowski, who himself has been extremely successful in the WPSL. FC Indiana have won both the league and national championship titles twice with Borkowski, and Borkowski was named WPSL Coach of the Year in 2005. There are currently 16 FC Indiana players on the Haitian women’s national team.
Ten-women Haiti fought hard to beat Guatemala 1-0 in Kansas City last Thursday, clinching three crucial points in a tough group A. Haiti's next match was a 1-0 loss to Caribbean rivals Trinidad and Tobago, with Haiti not able to take advantage of Trinidad’s 66th minute red card.
Tonight’s match will be a difficult one as well, as Haiti will have to fight back against a powerful Team USA looking to clinch their spot in the next round. Haiti currently holds three points, while group rivals USA has six, and Trinidad and Tobago has three. Guatemala has been mathematically eliminated from a semi-final berth.
The Haiti-USA match will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. ET.
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