The President of the Republic of Haiti S.E.M. Michel Joseph Martelly along with his wife, the First Lady, Madame Sophia Martelly went to a small town, Verrettes (Artibonite), to inaugurate Park Michelet Destinoble on Tuesday May 22.
Olive Martelly, the Advisor to the President Martelly in sports, led the initiative of the structure "Foutbòl power Chanjman" which means 'Football for Change'. The Haitian President stressed on the modernization of the Michelet Destinoble park in Verrettes Artibonite and rehabilitation of the integrated program during the inauguration program.
Mr. President also assured that efforts are underway to make opportunity to engage more youth in sports. He expressed his interest and desire for adequate play areas with all kind of possible facilities. Any impediments that hinder youth development will be solved cordially, he added.
From the earthquake massacre in January 2010, Haiti is constantly trying to rebuild of what was lost and bring some new hope for the Haiti people.
With donation camps and mining projects, Haiti government is trying to bring some economic benefit to the people. Also, a zeal and vigor of the people for playing soccer has proposed plans for the first professional soccer stadium in the country.
The name of this soccer stadium will be Phoenix stadium. It is said to be built in Cité Soleil, which has been designated as a red zone area by the United States as it is a poverty-stricken town in needs of economic development.
The government of Haiti is planning to build its very first professional national soccer stadium in the country. Phoenix professional soccer stadium is the name to be given to the new stadium which is to be a one of a kind stadium with the latest features any of the best stadiums would have. This comes at a time when the entire world is raving madly with the desire for a good soccer match where there are over a billion fans of the game.
It is also a time when the talent has recently been established to be in plenty in the country where there are many soccer players who have no choice to play the game in countries where they are able to get such unique facilities.
Jerrod Laventure currently plays professional American soccer for Jersey Express. The American footballer has Haitian roots. He began his football career while still in college and has developed to a professional footballer currently playing in the USL Premier Development League.
Jerrod Laventure was born in January 15, 1983. His birth place is the Middle Island in New York. He played college soccer at Seton Hall University. His college soccer success earned him a place in the Big East first team in 2005 after registering 8 goals and 6 assists. He joined MLS Player Combine and played for the Metro Stars reserve team.
Jozy Altidore is one of the players in the US football national team. He is a great player who has had his own share of glorious moments. He is born of Haitian parents but in the US such that he is an American citizen. He has had various moments which he has made so greatly in the various football clubs he has played for.
Jozy Altidore is currently in the club Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar in the US while at the same time he is a US national team player. He began his career at a very tender age of 16 when he was picked out as the 17th to play for MetroStars now the New York Red Bulls where he traded up to receive the selection.
The Haitian soccer player, Wilde Donald Guerrier, is a rising star not only in his homeland, but also in the international football scene. The 23-year old currently belongs to the Haiti National Football Team as a Defender under the number 23. Guerrier is also a member of the popular Haitian football club América des Cayes and holds a record of nine caps and one goal while playing for the national team for the past three years. He is known in the field for his speed and agility.
Donald Guerrier, along with his other team mates, are regarded as football heroes by their fellow Haitians especially during the 2010 earthquake, the series of hurricanes, and the cholera outbreak that hit the country. Despite these tragedies, the national team never lost their passion and goal in finally qualifying for the World Cup to represent Haiti. Every win by the team gives pride to the nation and at the same time inspires young Haitians to pursue and excel in sports. Football and other sports are perceived as one way Haiti could get into the international market and provides room for economic growth and national unity.
The Haitian soccer players James Marcelin was signed to FC Dallas on Friday where he will be playing as a midfielder. The terms of the deal were undisclosed and no official payments were made as an announcement. This will help in promoting other Haitian soccer players to play better soccer since the chances for international recognition are there.
The prolific player James Marcelin was born in Haiti on June 13, 1986. Marcelin began his career with Roulado when he was sixteen, helping the team to win the Ligue Haïtienne title in 2003, before moving to Racing Club Haïtien in 2007. In 2008, he moved to the Puerto Rico Islanders of the USL First Division, where he was limited in playing time in league games. However, he played heavily in Puerto Rico's 2008-09 CONCACAF Champions League games. In 2009, he became a regular first team starter. On February 11, 2010, the Portland Timbers (USL) of the USSF D2 Pro League signed James Marcelin to a one year contract for the 2010 season where he quickly established himself as a first-team regular.
Haitian soccer superstar Jean Alexandre has been an international hit in Major League Soccer for the past three years. He has since played with several teams, belonged to numerous clubs, and has brought Haiti a name in the sports scene.
Jean Alexandre was born in Verrettes, a municipality in Haiti, but was raised in the state of Florida where he entered Lynn University. While in college, he played for the Palm Beach Pumas and the Ventura County Fusion. He first gained international fame when he was drafted by Real Salt Lake in 2009 where he played for three seasons and did 38 appearances. Alexandre was then traded off to the San Jose Earthquakes in 2011.
Jean Alexadre was born on 24th August 1986 in Verrettes, Haiti. He grew up in Verrettes until when he was 9 years old where he moved to Delray Beach, South Florida. He was a soccer player in the position of midfielder.
He loved soccer since his days as a young boy and while in Lynn University in Palm Beach, Fla, he played in PDL with Palm Beach Pumas and the Ventura county Fusion. In 2009 Jean Alexadre played with Real salt Lake where he played 38 times in three seasons. He was a player who was admired by many because of his talent and his scoring nature in every team he went. He scored a goal for RSL while they were playing with Vancouver Whitecaps. This was a tough match and scoring this goal made him to be renamed as the MSL Player of the week.
Antoine Craan was born in Port au prince on the eve of January 17, 1931. He relocated to Canada at the age of 24 years to play professional soccer for Le Tricolore de Montreal in the province of Quebec. He made history by being one of the two black players in the region. He then went on to work in the Ligue de Soccer Minuer in the 1960s. He continued to ascend the career ladder when he became the technical director of Federation de Soccer du Quebec, which recognized his contribution to soccer and embedded his name in its soccer hall of fame in 2001.
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