Play is underway at Foxboro's Gilette Stadium, where Haiti is facing off against Team USA in a first-round Gold Cup match. Boston's Haitian community is making its presence known vocally and with many, many Haitian flags, Watch BostonHaitian.com for updates.
USA strikes first: No. 22 Davy Arnaud has put the US team up 1-0 in the sixth minute of the first half. The 29 year-old striker was assisted by Stuart Holden.
The sensational Jozy Altidore, the 19 year-old Haitian-American forward who is a fan favorite here on both sides of the flag, is not playing and in fact is not even here today.... no doubt a disappointment for the Haitian-American audience.
Great chance for Haiti in 17th minute as No. 9 Leonel Saint Preaux broke free... but was ruled offside.
Saint Preaux offside again in a questionable call in 24th minute. Looked clear, between two US defenders.
Yellow card in the US end, 27th minute, to No. 22 Davy Arnaud.
Haiti's best chance yet. Keeper Luis Robles had real trouble with a blast from center. Haiti is arguing feverishly that it was a goal... No dice.
Haitian offense surging here in 31st minute, another great chance on goal and now another yellow card against US No 14 Michael Parkhurst. Haiti has ball and chance here... but kick soars over goal.
Dueling chants of "U-S-A" and "Ay-i-ti" keeping fans busy in section behind US goal.
Minimum 2 minutes injury time tacked on.
Huge missed opportunity for Haiti at the very last moments of extra time. Two big chances in front of US goal... second one hit side.
Haiti scores on a header bin front of US goal. 1-1
Haiti scores again! Mones Chery with a blast - just clears the crossbar. Crowd going nuts.
Haiti's first substitution comes in 78th minute: Abel Theremus in the game Ednerson.
Another yellow card against the US in 80th minute: No. 5 Kyle Beckerman.
Substitution fior Haiti: Saint-Preaux is out, No 16 Markorel Sampeur is in the game.
Haitian crowd here is now uncharacteristically subdued... nerves settling in here in final minutes. They can taste it,
US pressing hard here... most of action in Haiti zone in final few minutes here. Ole, ole, ole chant circling Haiti sections.
Three minutes of extra time announced.
Hopes dashed for red and blue. US scores in extra time to tie: A blast by Stuart Holden in the first minute of extra time, 2-2
That's it: 2-2 final.
No. 10 Stuart Holden named Player of the Game.
More to come from locker room.