Lloyd lifts U.S. women past Haiti in friendly

Abby Wambach (right) congratulates goalscorer Carli Lloyd during the USA's win over Haiti in an international friendly on September 17, 2015, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo: Brad Smith/isiphotos.com)

DETROIT, Michigan – The United States women’s national team extended its unbeaten streak at home to 99 consecutive games with a 5-0 win over Haiti on Thursday in front of a Ford Field record crowd of 34,538.

Carli Lloyd scored the first of her three goals in the sixth minute, giving the U.S. a 1-0 lead by bouncing in a Crystal Dunn cross from the right side.

Dunn was the catalyst for the second goal in the 33rd minute, delivering another right-sided cross that Christen Press tapped in simply from three-yards out for her 25th career goal.

Four minutes later, Press was taken down in the box and Lloyd placed the subsequent penalty kick inside the right corner of the net to put the FIFA Women’s World Cup champion ahead 3-0.

Lloyd completed her hat-trick in the 69th minute, heading Lauren Holiday’s right-sided corner kick over goalkeeper goalkeeper Edny Limage from the edge of the six-yard box.

Dunn – in her second appearancput the finishing touches on the comprehensive victory deep in second-half stoppage time with her first international goal, heading home Heather O’Reilly’s cross to complete the scoreline.

The sides will meet again on September 20 at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama.


  • The U.S. has not lost at home since November 6, 2004, when it fell to Denmark, posting a 87W-12D-0L record over that stretch
  • The U.S. improved to 5W-0D-0L all-time against Haiti.  

Women’s International Friendly
September 17, 2015: Ford Field – Detroit, Michigan, USA

USA-Haiti 5-0 (3-0)
Carli Lloyd 6’, 37’ pen, 69’; Christen Press 33’; Crystal Dunn 90’+3

USA: Hope Solo (Ashlyn Harris 46’); Kelley O'Hara (Ali Krieger 46’), Julie Johnston, Becky Sauerbrunn, Meghan Klingenberg, Crystal Dunn, Morgan Brian (Lauren Holiday 46’), Tobin Heath (Christie Rampone 63’), Christen Press (Heather O'Reilly 63’), Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan (Abby Wambach 63’). Head Coach Jill Ellis 

Haiti: Edny Limage (Jonie Gabriel 87’); Soveline Beaubrun, Clorene Rateau, Kimberly Boulos, Roselord Borgella, Sherly Jeudy (Sabine Chandler 46’), Nerilia Mondesir, Betcheba Louis (Jennifer Limage 82’), Zila Lafleur (Kensia Destinvil 86’), Yvrose Gervil, Phisline Michel (Darline Radamaker 46’) Head Coach: Shek Borkowski 

R: Katja Koroleva (USA); AR1: Princess Brown (Jamaica); AR2: Stacy-Ann Greyson (Jamaica), 4th: Tori Penso (USA)