Martinique celebrattes its lone goal versus Canada Sunday night. (Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports)

Just who is Martinique, the U.S. males’s national team challenger in Thursday night’s Grouup B experience at the Concacaf Gold Cup?

Below are some interesting facts as well as numbers, as compiled by UNITED STATE Soccer.

Martinique dropped a 4-1 decision to Canada in its opening suit on Sunday night.

The U.S.A. is 2-0-0 versus Martinique all-time. Both meetings have been available in the Gold Cup team phase.

The teams initially contested in Foxborough, Mass. throughout the 2003 event, when existing USMNT general supervisor Brian McBride got a brace to drive the UNITED STATE to a 2-0 victory as well as the top of Team C.

Goalkeeper Kasey Keller likewise tape-recorded his 31st profession nothing, linking Tony Meola for the most in USMNT background.

The U.S. last encountered Martinique in the 2017 team phase, a 3-2 win in which Cristian Roldan make his global launching. After taking a 2-0 lead, Les Matinino rallied to tie points up, however Zardes teed up Jordan Morris for a late goal, his secondly of the evening, that confirmed to be the game-winner.

Martinique got approved for the 2021 Gold Cup after ending up second in its Concacaf Nations Organization A group with an 0-1-3 document.

It’s the island’s 3rd successive Gold Cup as well as seventh look on the whole. Martinique reached the event quarterfinals in 2002, the only time it’s progressed from the group stage. Overall, Martinique is 4-11-2 at the competition.

Martinique is an Overseas Department of France as well as not an independent nation. Because of this, the island is not acknowledged by FIFA as well as can only complete in Concacaf competitors.

Midfielder Daniel Hérelle’s 79 caps lead the group, while midfielder Stéphane Abaul’s nine international goals are one of the most of any type of gamer on the Gold Mug lineup.

Eighteen gamers on the Martinique lineup complete for 6 different clubs on the island, with the most, six, originating from Golden Lion.

5 gamers are based overseas in France (three) along with Italy as well as Spain (one each).

Head instructor Mario Bocaly has actually led Les Matinino because Dec. 2017. A native of Martinique, he’s trained for a number of clubs on his native island.

The roster

GOALKEEPERS (3 ): 1-Loïc Chauvet (Golden Lion; 21/0), 16-Arnaud Huyghues des Etages (Aiglon; 2/0), 23-Gilles Meslien (Golden Lion; 1/0)

DEFENDERS (7 ): 6-Jean-Sylvain Babin (Sporting Gijón/ ESP; 14/1), 18-Samuel Camille (Olympique Valence/FRA; 5/0), 21-Sébastien Crétinoir (Samaritaine; 63/3), 4-Gérald Dondon (Club Franciscain; 16/2), 2-Junior Michalet (Golden Lion; 1/0), 15-Yann Thimon (Golden Lion; 16/1), 8-Yordan Thimon (Club Franciscain; 9/0)

MIDFIELDERS (6 ): 20-Stéphane Abaul (Club Franciscain; 57/9), 22-Romario Barthéléry (Golden Lion; 8/0), 14-Norman Grelet (Golden Lion; 2/0), 19-Daniel Hérelle (Samaritaine; 78/3), 3-Isaac Tresident (Club Colonial; 0/0), 5-Karl Vitulin (Samaritaine; 51/2)

FORWARDS (7 ): 17-Patrick Burner (Nîmes/ FRA; 0/0), 10-Kévin Fortuné (Auxerre/FRA; 7/1), 13-Christophe Jougon (Club Franciscain; 26/1), 12-Johnny Marajo (Club Franciscain; 19/1), 7-Grégory Pastel (RC Rivière-Pilote; 17/3), 9-Enrick Reuperné (Aigion; 1/0), 11-Emmanuel Rivière (Crotone/ITA; 2/1)

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