Upstart Haiti names Copa America Centenario roster
Haiti's 23-man roster for Copa America includes six players who play their club soccer in the United States.
MLS's Soni Mustivar (Sporting Kansas City) is joined by five players in NASL–four of which have MLS experience–for the Haitians, who will look to replicate their Gold Cup feat from last summer and surprise to get out of the group stage. Haiti is the longshot in Group B along with Brazil, Ecuador and Peru and opens against Peru on June 4 in Seattle.
Forward Duckens Nazon was Haiti's leading scorer last summer with a pair of Gold Cup goals, and he returns to help lead the front line along with Kervens Belfort and Jean-Eudes Maurice.
Here is Haiti's roster in full:
GOALKEEPERS: Johnny Placide (Reims), Steward Ceus (Minnesota United), Luis Valendi Odelus (Aigle Noir)
DEFENDERS: Jean Sony Alcenat (Voluntari), Judelin Aveska (Atletico Uruguay), Reginal Goreaux (Standard Liege), Kim Jaggy (Aarau), Alex Junior Christian (Vila Real), Mechak Jerome (Jacksonville Armada), Romain Genevois (Nice), Stephane Lambese (PSG)
MIDFIELDERS: Jean Alexandre (Fort Lauderdale Strikers), Max Hilaire (Cholet), Soni Mustivar (Sporting Kansas City), James Marcelin (Carlona Railhawks), Pascal Millien (Jacksonville Armada), Sony Norde (Mohun Bagan), Kevin Lafrance (Chrobry Glogow)
FORWARDS: Kervens Belfort (1461 Trabzon), Duckens Nazon (Laval), Jeff Louis (Caen), Jean-Eudes Maurice (Sai Gon), Wilde-Donald Guerrier (Wisla Krakow)