Two Haitians playing in 2014 world Cup, Jean Beausejour for Chile, Jozy Altidore for U.S.

Although most Haitians are supporting either Brazil or Argentine in this 2014 World Cup taking place in Brazil, we have been more involved and surprisingly, our involvement have nothing to do with either.

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Soccer in Haiti

Two players of Haitian origin are currently playing in the World Cup. Jean Beausejour is defending the Chilean National team, and Jozy Altidore is a major contributor in the U.S. soccer team.

The son of a Haitian father and a Chilean-Mapuche mother, Jean Beausejour was born in Santiago, Chile. He began playing Football professionally at Universidad Católica in 2001. Due to his superior soccer skill, he was selected for Chile national team by coach Marcelo Bielsa.

Jozy Altidore was born in Livingston, New Jerseyto Haitian-American parents and raised in Boca Raton, Florida. He is the youngest of four children who has developed developed in interest for soccer since he was a boy. Jozy Altidore began his professional career in 2006 with the New York Red Bulls, then transferred to Villarreal. He also played for the Spanish Segunda División club Xerez, English Premier League club Hull City, Turkish club Bursaspor, and AZ.

Until today, we can only go back to 1974 as this was the year when we were recognized in the world for our talent in soccer.

Haiti surprised the entire world in their opening goal against the Italian team when Haitian legendary Emmanual Sanon scored a historic goal.

Emmanuel Manno Sanon, 1974 Soccer Player, FIFA World Cup In Germany

Parol Pale, Parol Kompran.......

Mezanmi, nan modyal sa se pa Brezi, ak Arjantinn selman non ki nan jwet la. Nou gin de jen ki ape evolye nan Chili at Etazini ki soti nan ras nou. Non yo se: Jean Beausejour ak Jozy Altidore.

Se de gro jwè kap roule balon tout bon oui

Anou gade comman yape perfome et sipote yo

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