NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) — The Haitian national soccer team is training in Texas three months after the country's devastating earthquake.
The team has been unable to practice in Port-au-Prince since the January quake that killed as many as 250,000 people. So the Haitian team is staying in New Braunfels to train for a May 5 game against Argentina. New Braunfels is about 30 miles northeast of San Antonio.
The Texas trip was organized by the nonprofit group San Antonio Sports, which is providing the training getaway for the devastated Haitian soccer federation.
Players who have slept in streets for the past three months have been feted with brisket and trips to shopping malls. They say a victory against Argentina is badly needed to lift Haitian spirits.