SAN JOSE, Costa Rica.- Haiti and Concacaf Gold Cup debutant Bermuda will kick off the very first Gold Cup match ever played in Costa Rica.
The opening match of the Group B doubleheader will take place at Estadio Nacional in San Jose on Sunday night and will star a lot of young talent.
Both Haiti and Bermuda have the youngest rosters of the 2019 Gold Cup with an approximate age group of 24 years and five months. For Haiti, who will be participating in its seventh Gold Cup match, its attack has experienced FW Duckens Nazon, who is one of the top goal scorers in the 2018-19 Concacaf Nations League Qualifier with six goals in just two games.
Nazon, who is expected to play its fifth Gold Cup, is the only player on Haiti’s roster to score goals in a Gold Cup, however Derrick Etienne Jr. will also be one to watch in the Haiti attack.
Meanwhile, Bermuda can rely on a strong DF Willie Clemons, who will be key for the debutants.
Clemons led Bermuda in ball recoveries in 2018-19 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying, with five. Even though Bermuda will be making its first appearance of the tournament against Haiti, it is known for its fighting spirit until the very last minute. The Bermudians enjoyed an impressive CNLQ campaign as they ended with a record of 3W-0D-1L, including a 12-0 victory over Sint Maarten.
Now, the stage is set for the first all-time meeting between Haiti and Bermuda in the Gold Cup.