On several occasions, the defense was opened up and goalkeeper Casey Murphy was called upon to make important saves. In the other Group A game, Jamaica surprised hosts Mexico, winning 1-0. If U.S. head coach Vlatko Andonovski and his side haven’t learned from their opener, they could well be next in line for a shock from the ‘Reggae Girlz’. Here’s why…
Shaw will be clinical with her chances
Seven minutes into the opening game Haiti nearly brushed the woodwork, with Kethna Louis sending a header just wide from a free kick. Completely unmarked by the U.S. defense, it was a glorious opportunity for Haiti to open the scoring. At almost the exact same stage of Jamaica vs. Mexico, Khadija “Bunny” Shaw opened the scoring with a header from an eerily similar scenario: a flighted ball towards the back post and a redirected header into the other corner of the net.
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