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US unbeaten in 100 straight home games since 2004

The United States defeated Haiti, 8-0 on Sunday to improve its stunning home unbeaten streak to 100 games. The Americans are 88-0-12 in that stretch, with their last loss at home coming at the hands of Denmark on Nov. 6, 2004.

There have been plenty of cupcake matches — like last week’s pair against Haiti — in that stretch, but the unbeaten run includes top teams like Germany, France, Brazil, Japan and Sweden (plus endless games against Canada).

It’s almost unfathomable to think about the United States’ last loss at home coming over a decade ago. To put it in perspective, this was the line-up that day in Philadelphia in 2004, when Denmark won, 3-1:

Luckenbill (Scurry)
Mitts
Rampone
Markgraf (Chastain)
Reddick
Boxx
Foudy (captain)
Hucles (Wagner)
Lilly
Hamm
Parlow (Wambach)

Three of the 14 players — Shannon Boxx, Christie Rampone and Abby Wambach — on that roster are still active players, and Boxx is retiring at the end of the calendar year. Almost half that lineup is now on television calling matches. Yea, it has been that long since the U.S. lost at home.

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