On this day in Alabama history: U.S. women’s national soccer team crushed Haiti in friendly match at Legion Field

On this day in Alabama history: U.S. women’s national soccer team crushed Haiti in friendly match at Legion Field
Players are introduced before the match at Legion Field Sunday. (Solomon Crenshaw Jr./Alabama NewsCenter)

Sept. 20, 2015

It wasn’t much of a contest for those hoping for a competitive match, but for fans of U.S. women’s soccer, the outcome was clearly a winner. In the end, the World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s National Team (WNT) defeated Haiti 8-0 in front of nearly 36,000 people at Birmingham’s Legion Field. Indeed, it was the largest attendance to date for a standalone WNT match in the southeastern U.S. Carli Lloyd scored a hat trick during the match, which helped push the team’s unbeaten home streak to 100 games.

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