PHOENIX, Arizona – The stage is set for a dramatic night on Tuesday, as Haiti and Mexico will do battle in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup semifinals at State Farm Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona.
Haiti comes into the affair on the heels of a thrilling 3-2 quarterfinal win over Canada in which it trailed by two goals in the second half.
The leader for Les Grenadiers in the tournament has been FW Duckens Nazon, who kick-started the Haiti comeback last Saturday with a goal before serving up the assist on the game-winning score.
Playing in its first Gold Cup semifinal, Haiti will look to continue the dream against a Mexico side that is no stranger to the Concacaf spotlight.
Mexico is playing in its seventh consecutive Gold Cup semifinal thanks to a dramatic 5-4 penalty shootout win over Costa Rica after a 1-1 draw with the Ticos.
FW Raul Jimenez continued his ascent in the tournament with the lone Mexican goal against Costa Rica and will be out to do similar damage against the Haitians.
Tuesday night’s clash marks just the second ever meeting between the two sides, the first coming in the 2009 quarterfinals when El Tricolor collected a 4-0 win