The Haitian National Soccer team will Play in the U.S. in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup

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haitian soccer goldcupThe Haitian National Soccer Team will play in the U.S. in July during the Gold Cup tournament, which occurs every two years. The sponsoring organization is CONCACAF, the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football. The tournament features the top 12 nations.

The Haitian team is slated to face Honduras July 8th in Harrison, NJ; Trinidad & Tobago on July 12th in Miami; and El Salvador July 15th in Houston in the opening round games, which are called group stage matches. As a benefit to supporters of the Embassy of Haiti, special discount tickets are available for group stage matches in New Jersey, Miami, and Houston, as well as for the Quarterfinals in either Atlanta or Baltimore, the Semifinals in North Texas and the Final in Chicago. (Click here for the schedule)

For the first time, all games will be broadcast live on television in the U.S. by Fox Sports Media Group. Univision and Futbol de Primera will also broadcast most of the matches. .

In 2011, this tournament drew more than 600,000 fans over 13 match-days, including nine sell-outs.

Below are the links to purchase tickets. To receive your special Embassy discount, use the code (PRIDE13) for $5 to $10 discount.

Monday, July 8th, Haiti v Honduras, 9:30 p.m. ET, Red Bull Arena Harrison, NJ.

To purchase tickets, click here 

Friday, July 12th, Trinidad & Tobago v Haiti, 7:00 p.m. ET, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL.

To purchase tickets, click here

Monday, July 15th, El Salvador v Haiti, 7:00 p.m. ET, BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX.

To purchase tickets, click here

Saturday, July 20th, Quarterfinals, 3:00 p.m. ET, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA.

To purchase tickets, click here

Sunday, July 21st, Quarterfinals, 4:00 p.m. ET, M&T Stadium, Baltimore, MD.

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Wednesday, July 24th, Semifinals, 6:00 p.m. ET, Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX.

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Sunday, July 28th, FINAL, 4:00 p.m., Soldier Field, Chicago, IL.

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12/30/2012 - Ambassador's Message

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amb altidor2Thank you for supporting the Embassy of Haiti’s efforts. As we reflect on 2012 and make plans for 2013, I’d like to express my appreciation to everyone who attended events at the Embassy, inquired about investing in Haitian businesses, imported Haitian products, connected with a Haitian entrepreneur, gave their feedback on our new website and otherwise contributed to our mission. I’d also invite you to stay connected with us in 2013 as it is shaping up to be an exciting year for the Embassy! We have a very robust plan for 2013 and we urge you to participate.

One of my main goals as ambassador is to encourage investment through business diplomacy. We often say “Haiti is open for business.” It is my job to ensure investors and potential partners have the information they need to fuel the business development, economic growth and job creation. To that end, we successfully launched the Ambassador’s Business Diplomacy Roundtable Series. We will continue to serve as a conduit, linking investors here with information they need to successfully collaborate with entrepreneurs, businesses, raw materials, farmers and workers in Haiti.

Another key facet of our mission has been to highlight Haitian art and culture. For one of our many cultural events in 2012, we welcomed actor Jimmy Jean-Louis who screened his French film “Toussaint L’Ouverture.” We were also pleased to welcome Haitian-American elected officials, Haitian Olympians and a youth ambassador program, along with community discussions and several Diaspora events. That was only the beginning. Please check our website often as we have numerous cultural events planned for 2013 that will connect you to Haiti, including a three-month modern art exhibit that we will co-host along with the Dominican Republic at the Art Museum of the Americas.

As always, part of the Embassy’s mandate is to serve and interact with the community. Our plan in 2013 is to continue to host events which encourage a community dialogue. We will also continue to strengthen our services to Haitian citizens. In the coming year, we will host events which highlight the breadth and depth of Haiti’s talents. We strive to showcase different, positive aspects of Haiti, which are often not seen.

If you have suggestions, please use our website feedback form. We welcome and encourage your input.

As always, thank you for your support and I look forward to working with you in 2013.

Best wishes in the New Year,
Ambassador Paul Altidor

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