Haiti and the U.S. have shared some bright, some gruesome, knots in their interwoven history.
Jozy Altidore's parents were both born in Haiti. The striker has represented the United States nearly a quarter century of times, becoming the youngest American to score a hat-trick in an international game, and is expected to start in the 2010 World Cup. Most recently, Altidore played on loan for Hull City. He celebrated his loan goal in the English Premier League by kissing a customized wristband he wears bearing the flags of both the United States and Haiti.