Men's Soccer Set to Host Haitian National Team in Exhibition at Harvard Stadium Sunday
The Harvard men's soccer team will host the Haitian National Team at Harvard Stadium Sunday at 5 p.m. (Gil Talbot).
- Press Release Annoucing Harvard vs. Haiti
- Official Game Program
- Live Statistics
- Live Video (with English audio)
- Live Video (with Creole audio)
- Live Audio (WHRB.org)
- Live Audio (Bel Mizik 91.3 FM Boston)
- Haiti vs. Harvard YouTube Commercial
The Harvard men's soccer team will host the Men's National Team of Haiti on Sunday, April 10 to benefit Partners in Health relief efforts in Haiti. The game, which will be played at 5 p.m., will be held at historic Harvard Stadium.
The Haiti National Team is traveling to New England for a five-day benefit tour, taking on Dartmouth on April 8 before heading to Cambridge for Sunday's exhibition against Harvard.
Tickets to the game for the general public will be $10. Admission for the game will be free to Harvard undergraduates, but donations will be accepted for this worthy cause with all the proceeds going to Partners in Health.
Follow From Home
For fans that cannot attend the game, there are several outlets covering the contest in both English and Creole.
A free video stream will be available in English with Chris Villani having the call. A similar free video stream will be available in Creole.
Live statistics for the game can be found here.
The Crimson, which is led by Carl Junot, the Virginia B. and James O. Welch '52 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Soccer, defeated two ranked opponents during Junot's first season at the helm in 2010.
Harvard earned four nods to the All-Ivy League team, including sophomore forward Brian Rogers and sophomore midfielder Scott Prozeller who garnered spots on the All-Ancient Eight second team. Rogers paced the Crimson with five goals and 11 points, while Prozeller tallied three goals and amassed seven points. Prozeller will serve as co-captain of the Crimson in 2011, along with junior defender Tim Linden.
Junior goalkeeper Austin Harms was tabbed All-Ivy honorable mention after recording three shutouts and a 1.15 goals-against average.
The Crimson completed its 2010 season 5-7-5 overall and 2-3-2 in the Ancient Eight.
The Haitian National Team, which visits Dartmouth Friday, April 8 for a 7 p.m. tilt, is currently the 99th ranked team in the world out of the 202 FIFA nations.
Haiti is coached by Edson Tavares, who has served in that capacity since 2010. The nation has a strong soccer heritage, having qualified for the World Cup in 1974 and winning the 2007 Caribbean Nations Cup.
Partners in Health
"We are thrilled to host our friends from Haiti," said Harvard head coach Carl Junot. "Together with Partners in Health and the administration at Dartmouth, we hope that this extended weekend of games will be a large benefit to Partner's In Health's work in Haiti."
The events at both Dartmouth and Harvard will raise money to support Partners in Health and its relief efforts in Haiti, which is still recovering from a catastrophic 7.0 M earthquake that struck on Jan. 12, 2010.