The five-match qualifying journey begins in a group stage that will have the Americans facing Haiti (July 4), Jamaica (July 7) and host Mexico (July 11). If the USWNT finishes in the top two in Group A, it will book a place at the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The team will need to win the semifinal and final to also claim a direct berth to the 2024 Olympics.
Haiti, which has never seen its senior women’s team qualify for a major championship, will be looking to spring the surprise after winning all four qualifying matches to reach the W Championship by a combined 44-0 score. The Haitians feature skillful and explosive attacking players who can potentially wreak havoc on a U.S. team that is missing a host of regulars due to injury and pregnancy.Not only has the U.S. team won all seven matches it has played against Haiti, but it has also triumphed in 55 of 57 all-time qualifying matches for the World Cup and Olympics combined. Looking to add to that record is a group of younger players, including Sophia Smith (21), Trinity Rodman (20), Ashley Sanchez (23), Naomi Girma (22) and Emily Fox (23), who will be expected to deliver on the big stage after a solid run of friendly matches since the conclusion of the 2021 Olympics, where the USA won bronze.
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USWNT vs Haiti lineups
It will be interesting to see how U.S. manager Vlatko Andonovski shuffles his lineup to keep his 23-player squad fresh with three group matches in seven days followed potentially by a single-elimination semifinal and final. There will be pressure to finish atop Group A to avoid a potential semifinal showdown against Olympic champion Canada.
USWNT projected starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 1-Alyssa Naeher (GK) — 19-Emily Fox, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 3-Alana Cook, 5-Kelley O’Hara — 10-Lindsey Horan, 17-Andi Sullivan, 16-Rose Lavelle — 9-Mal Pugh, 13-Alex Morgan, 11-Sophia Smith
USWNT projected subs (12): 18-Casey Murphy (GK), 21-Aubrey Kingsbury (GK), 12-Naomi Girma, 14-Emily Sonnett, 8-Sofia Huerta, 2-Ashley Sanchez, 22, Kristie Mewis, 20-Taylor Kornieck, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 23-Midge Purce, 6-Trinity Rodman, 7-Ashley Hatch
The Haitian side, coached by Frenchman Nicolas Delepine, includes 12 players who feature for clubs in France, including goal scorers Roselord Borgella and Batcheba Louis, and up-and-coming sensations Melchie Dumornay and Nerilia Mondesir, who have starred for Haiti in recent years at international youth tournaments. The team is coming off a 4-2 win and a 2-1 loss against Costa Rica in a pair of tuneup matches.
Haiti projected starting lineup (4-2-3-1, left to right): 23-Lara Larco (GK) — 21-Ruthny Mathurin, 20-Kethna Louis, 14-Claire Constant, 2-Chelsea Surpris — 3-Jennyfer Limage, 9-Sherly Jeudy — 7-Batcheba Louis, 6-Melchie Dumornay, 10-Nerilia Mondesir — 22-Roselord Borgella
Haiti projected subs (12): 1-Madelina Fleuriot (GK), 12-Nahomie Ambroise (GK), 18-Estericove Joseph 16-Milan Pierre-Jerome, 13-Betina Petit Frere, 8-Meghane St-Cyr, 4-Tabita Joseph, 5-Maudeline Moryl, 19-Dayana Pierre-Louis, 11-Roseline Eloissaint, 17-Mikerline Saintfelix, 15-Florsie Joseph
How to watch USWNT vs Haiti on TV, live stream
- Date: Monday, July 4, 2022
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
- TV channel: CBS Sports Network
- Streaming: fuboTV, Paramount+, ViX
The USWNT’s opening match from Monterrey’s Estadio Universitario will be televised by CBS Sports Network in the United States. That network is streamed live on fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
Streaming platforms Paramount+ (English) and ViX (Spanish) will also carry the match in the USA.